Posts Categorized: 2021

Community-Based Air Quality Monitoring

Alberta Capital Airshed

Alberta Capital Airshed recruits volunteers and local organizations to host air quality monitoring (sensors and passive filters) to better understand air quality at the neighbourhood level and to help provide more data for understanding regional air quality. Since 2017, they have been building the network which is currently at 36 communities.

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We Care About the Air You Breathe

Calgary Region Airshed Zone

Air quality monitoring has only been available to large cities with a population of over 30,000 people.  However, the cost of the stations are over $250,000 for set-up and another $72,000/year for operating costs.  In the Calgary region, only 4 stations have been able to operate.  Now with the Portable Air Monitoring Laboratory (PAML) program (2018-2022) and the Purple Air Program, CRAZ is able to offer air monitoring bringing ...

Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation; 10 Years of Grassland Education

Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation

In 2011, Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation and Alberta Parks officially opened Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park to the public.  Glenbow Ranch protects 3200 acres of native fescue grasslands and is an active cattle ranch. The Park is home to creatures big and small from moose to bumblebees, and spans 10 kms of the Bow River. 

For 10 years, they have worked tirelessly to educate visitors, young and old, ...

Pioneer Trail North Foundation

Richard DeSmet grew up close to the land that is now home to the Pioneer Trail North Foundation. The pristine native forest, grasslands and wetland habitat north of Edmonton was his backyard, his outdoor classroom.

Later, with his wife Vera, they continued to live close to the land. They were first to sign up with Alberta’s Natural Area Volunteer Stewards Program. In 2001 they received the provincial ...

Evergreen Theatre Society

Flagship programs:

Artist-in-Residency – Professional artists work with schools for 1-2 weeks to teach drama, script-writing and performance skills in conjunction with science/environmental themes. Students perform an “eco-palooza” showcase with each class presenting an original “mini-play” based on science and stewardship concepts.  Touring Shows – 50-minute signature science/environment themed show featuring 2 professional actors performed in school gyms.  All shows incorporate catchy music, curriculum-based scripts, exciting sets, props, ...

Pat Letizia

Pat Letizia has worked with Alberta Ecotrust Foundation for 25 of its 30 year history and led the organization as Executive Director and CEO for over 20 of those years.

In the past 25 years, she has had many achievements as a leader, partnership broker and advocate for Alberta’s environmental nonprofit sector including:

Leading environmental grant programs that have disbursed over $11M to 734 environmental projects ...

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Project

Vermilion River Watershed Alliance

In the spirit of shared environmental goals and collaboration, the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance (VRWA) worked with local, agricultural landowners, municipalities, and students to enhance and restore over 20 kilometres of riparian areas along the Vermilion River, creeks, and tributaries and 157 hectares of wetlands within the Vermilion River Watershed. In partnership with the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance, and through grant funding from the Alberta Government and Environment and Climate ...

Fundraiser Sales

Cleanit Greenit Composting Systems Inc.

Local organic waste is collected by Albertan municipalities to make our compost. It is then is donated to the groups taking part each respective year. Scouts Canada, the 6th Edmonton Scouts, and Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society have all been participating in the fundraiser program for over 10 years. Generally there are about 15 – 20 groups taking part every year. The volunteers from these groups (mostly young children and teenagers ...