For more than a decade, Green Calgary has supported Calgarians in living more sustainably through three programming areas: youth, workplace, and home. Green Calgary’s Green Kids and Generation Green programs offer youth in-class, hands-on education about water, waste, and energy. Alongside this programming for youth, Green Calgary’s Green Homes & Communities programming highlights education for adults in sustainability. This includes the Natural Living Series of workshops, the Sustainability series of workshops, and Green Teas, a home visit project funded by an Eco Action Grant. Their Ecostore Helpdesk and on-site Annual Rain Barrel Sales for over 17 years have rounded out the programming for the public, giving Calgarians access to professional environment experts while encouraging people to be more thoughtful consumers. Green Calgary’s programming also encompasses Calgary businesses with Waste Workshops, as well as assessments of their waste and spot audits, which engage the public in the discussion about on-site waste diversion. Green Calgary also supports local events with its Event Greening, working with event organizers to ensure that their attendees learn about waste, while increasing landfill diversion rates by crewing waste stations to demonstrate, educate, and facilitate composting and recycling.
For more information, visit www.greencalgary.org.