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Mar
28
2014

How Can My Business Celebrate Earth Hour?

by lrrminuk@gmail.com

Earth Hour is 8:30pm-9:30pm, Saturday, March 29, 2014!! Earth Hour has become a worldwide sensation, seeing individuals, businesses and tourist sites turning off their lights for an hour to share a message of care and commitment to a better planet. The Eiffel Tower, celebrating Earth Hour! If you’re a business,...

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Mar
10
2014

Green Calgary’s Coffee Cup Campaign Update

by Sarah Begg

As you may recall, in our October newsletter we included an article about our 2013 Coffee Cup Campaign, which we were able to develop thanks to a grant from Alberta Ecotrust Foundation. We’re excited that we have just completed the final report and are ready to share our findings! First,...

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Mar
10
2014

From our Executive Director: Rain, Rain Everywhere…

by Sarah Begg

As Spring approaches, one can't help but wonder what snow melt and seasonal rains may bring to our city this year.   The flood of June 2013 touched us all, devastated many families and local businesses, and left us all more aware than ever that severe weather events are becoming more...

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Jan
14
2014

Green Calgary supporters donate over $30,000 in 2013

by Amy Inkster

Green Calgary supporters donate over $30,000 in 2013 There’s no denying 2013 was a challenging year for Calgary and its citizens, but it also highlighted the true spirit of what it means to be Calgarian. It also reminded us about the importance of practicing resilience and sustainability going forward. In...

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Jan
13
2014

Welcome to Amaranth Foods, our 2014 Meatless Mondays Sponsor!

by lrrminuk@gmail.com Filed in: Food Choices, Local Business, Membership, Shopping

Since 2011, we have been coming to you each Monday with a new vegetarian meal idea in order to help you incorporate going meat-free once a week into your life. We love Meatless Monday for a whole bunch of reasons, but one of our top reasons is that reducing the...

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Nov
16
2013

Green Calgary is Looking for a Community Partner to Depave Paradise!

by Amy Inkster

Green Calgary is looking for a great partner for a new project we are taking on – Depave Paradise! Depaving is a movement towards reducing the amount of paved surfaces we have in our cities and replacing them with beautiful gardens and green spaces. Hard surfaces, such as driveways, parking...

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Oct
03
2013

Energy Concerned Citizens of Calgary, be part of the Rational Middle YYC film festival hosted by Mou

by Amy Inkster

Are you a citizen, community, or small business conserving energy in Calgary? Does your family or business contribute to energy production in our fair city? Mount Royal University invites you to be part of the Rational Middle Film Festival! Your energy story could be featured in a 90-second short film...

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Sep
23
2013

Go Green and Save Green with a Furnace Tune-Up!

by Amy Inkster Filed in: Air Quality, Energy

Fall is nearly here, and as the seasons change, it’s time to look toward preparing your furnace for the upcoming Calgary winter. A thorough furnace tune-up and inspection will make sure your heating system is ready to keep your home comfortable as temperatures drop. It will also help you save...

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Jul
23
2013

Yahoo! London Drugs, RRROCA and Green Calgary Host the Greenest Stampede Breakfast on Earth!

by Amy Inkster

There were fluffy pancakes, sizzling sausages and sticky syrup; all the makings of a good stampede breakfast. But this particular breakfast also included guests bringing their own reusable foodware, compostable foodware for those who forgot, wash stations, and a composting service to make sure it all got turned into nutrient...

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Jun
18
2013

No Lunchroom Food Fights Please, those Food Scraps can be Composted!

by Amy Inkster

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) has already surpassed its waste reduction goal of 50% by the end of 2012 and is going lower!  In support of reaching this goal, the CBE has been offering an organics collection program to schools.  Approximately 31 % of the CBE’s solid waste composition...

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