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Oct
30
2014

Samadhi Yoga & Wellness Centre offers proceeds from Karma Yoga Classes to Green Calgary

by Lynn MacCallum

In June of this year Samadhi Yoga & Wellness Centre partnered with Green Calgary in an effort to help raise funds for our organization. Prizes were provided by Green Calgary for winners of the corporate yoga challenge, and a percentage of the sales from their Karma Yoga Class was donated to Green...

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Oct
14
2014

Green Workplace Tip: Waste Reduction Week

by Lynn MacCallum

It’s October again, and that means it’s coming up to one of our favourite weeks here at Green Calgary – Waste Reduction Week!   We always love Waste Reduction Week, but this year we are looking forward to some legislative changes coming up for business waste starting in January from...

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Oct
14
2014

Green Gift Baskets - Place Your Order Today!

by Lynn MacCallum

Since 1978, Green Calgary has been a leading urban environmental charity supporting Calgarians in living a more sustainable life; helping them take effective environmental action in their homes, work places, schools, and communities.   Our Corporate Gift Basket Program offers our corporate partners a convenient and affordable way to demonstrate...

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Oct
14
2014

Hello Rain Harvesters!

by Lynn MacCallum

As the cold weather approaches  we thought it would be appropriate to remind you that the time is fast approaching to winterize your rain barrel.     So here’s what to do….. Remove the tap, turn your barrel upside down and drain completely.  Move the barrel into a garage or...

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Oct
14
2014

Sustainability Series Presents: Soap-making 101

by Lynn MacCallum

Join Green Calgary and the experts at Calgary’s Soap & More in this exciting hands-on workshop! Learn the basics of making your own cold process soap including the chemistry of soap-making, what tracing is, and how to add scent. Homemade soap is as effective as conventional soaps, isn’t laden with...

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Oct
14
2014

Healthy Homes Tip – October 2014 – Skill Building for Sustainability

by Lynn MacCallum

Typically, when we think about sustainability we think about saving energy, conserving water, reducing waste, removing toxins from our environment and reducing our overall eco-footprint. But to live truly sustainably, we also need to build our resilience. One of the ways to build resilience is to build our skill base...

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Sep
09
2014

Green Calgary 2014 Rain Barrel and Composter Community Sales Complete!

by Lynn MacCallum

A Great Big Thank-You! Throughout 11 community sales beginning in the cold and snow on April 26 and ending just as the rain came down on August 16,  Green Calgary sold 1698 rain barrels and 590 composters  to Calgarians from all quadrants of our City.  The installation and use of...

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Sep
09
2014

Home School Days: Green Calgary Programs for Home School!

by Lynn MacCallum

Green Calgary is pleased to introduce our first ever Home School Days October 15th – 17th, 2014 for students in preschool to grade six!  Our environmental educator will be leading students in hands-on and curriculum-based activities in the field of environmental sustainability in order to discover more about our impacts...

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Sep
04
2014

Make your office green by bringing the outdoors indoors!

by Lynn MacCallum

As fall descends upon us everything that is green starts to change to varying shades of yellow, red and finally brown. While gorgeous at first it can lead to a rather dreary looking environment once the leaves disappear so why not brighten up your office space by adding a little...

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Sep
04
2014

Green Business Tip – Reduce your paper!

by Lynn MacCallum

Paper is one of those items that most offices end up consuming at an alarming rate. While paper may be a necessity wasting of the paper is not. Here’s a few tried and true ways to reduce the paper consumption at your office.  • Print double sided • Communicate to...

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