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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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Sep
04
2014

The Ins and Outs of Composting

by Lynn MacCallum

Green Calgary presents Master Composter Bert Einsiedel in a workshop that will cover the basics of indoor and outdoor composting. We will outline what is needed to create good quality compost in Calgary, as well as the do's and don'ts of composting. You will learn about:   • What can...

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Sep
04
2014

Waste Free Lunches

by Lynn MacCallum

Most people bring a lunch to work or school everyday and a lot of waste is generated from this daily practice. By consciously packing a waste free lunch you can reduce waste, practice reuse, reassess your habits and enjoy home made foods. Here are a few tips:   • Avoid...

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Aug
21
2014

A BIG Thank You to our Rain Barrel Volunteers!

by Lynn MacCallum

The 2014 Rain Barrel and Composter Sale season has come to an end and despite snow, rain, hail, wind and the blazing heat, the Green Calgary Volunteers showed up and helped out (when they could have been sleeping in!). With their help we raised over $150,000, we sold almost 1700...

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Aug
13
2014

Green Workplace Tip: Treat your staff to lunch (& learn)!

by Lynn MacCallum

With September moving in fast there is the inevitable end to summer vacations and the back to work blues. Why not treat your staff to a break from the routine and have our lovely Green Workplace team come in and do a lunch & learn session? This is not only...

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Aug
13
2014

Healthy Homes Tip – August 2014 – Fruit Tree Gleaning

by Lynn MacCallum

  Fruit Tree Gleaning is the act of harvesting edible fruits remaining on trees prior to the end of season.    Gleaning has become a popular initiative because it reduces food waste, improves food security,   provides opportunities to volunteer in your community and the fruits can be preserved as...

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Aug
13
2014

Another Rain Barrel and Composter Season Comes to an End

by Lynn MacCallum

It feels like not long ago that we were launching Rain Harvesting and Composting season in the snow.  It’s been a hectic few months visiting communities all over the city from Crowfoot and Coventry Hills to Shawnessy and South Trail, we have engaged with thousands of Calgarians wanting to learn...

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