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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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Aug
08
2014

Green Event Summer Success!

by Lynn MacCallum

Festivals and events generate a considerable amount of waste. This is not only costly, but also negatively impacts the environment. Event greening is a process by which the overall waste generated is reduced as is energy and water consumption. This can be done by a number of methods; a few...

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Aug
08
2014

Home Canning: A Beginner’s Workshop

by Lynn MacCallum

Sustainability Series Presents: Home Canning: A Beginner’s Workshop  Green Calgary’s fall canning classes are back! This workshop is perfect for anyone who would like to learn how to preserve their own food, who is interested in eating locally year round, and who would like to control where their food is...

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Aug
07
2014

Vote for us!

by Lynn MacCallum

Last year Green Calgary won the REAP Be Local award for Best Non-Profit, and we would LOVE to do it again this year, but we need your help! Please take a moment to VOTE FOR GREEN CALGARY HERE! Simply find the Green Calgary logo, and click on the blue “Vote”...

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Aug
07
2014

HSCA & Horticultural Society Harvest Fair on Wednesday October 1st

by Lynn MacCallum

Green Calgary has partnered with two of our favorite groups – Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (HSCA) and the Horticultural Society to bring you an old fashioned harvest fair! This is a fun event where judges pick the tastiest jams, pies and pickles, award the biggest pumpkins and zucchini, and much...

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Jul
14
2014

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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Jul
07
2014

July Healthy Homes Tip: Take Advantage of the Summer Sunshine

by lrrminuk@gmail.com

In Calgary we have a short summer season to enjoy so here are a few excuses for getting outside and being Green while enjoying some sunshine! Dry clothes outdoors to save energy, the sun will whiten your whites and you'll get some fresh air while hanging Choose an alternative method...

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