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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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Jun
10
2014

Green Workplace Business Tip: Make Your Office Bottled Water Free!

by Sarah Begg

Did you know? •    Bottled water is 240 to 10 000 times more expensive than tap water •    Bottled water requires 2000 times more energy than tap water •    It takes 3 litres of water to produce one litre of bottled water •    The plastic bottles of water travel many...

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Jun
10
2014

Don’t miss Green Calgary’s Blue Water Day Celebration on June 14!

by Sarah Begg

Join Green Calgary in a celebration of water and environmental sustainability for great live music, locally produced food and family fun activities! Blue Water Day is a celebration of the commitment in Calgary to preserve the worlds most precious resource. Water. Green Calgary has empowered and supported thousands of Calgarians...

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Jun
10
2014

Green Calgary Casino Fundraiser July 2014

by Sarah Begg

As you know we are a charitable organization and we rely heavily upon the funds generated through this casino event.  We greatly appreciate your time and support to come out and volunteer. We have several positions available all of which are on a first come, first serve basis. Previous Casino...

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Jun
10
2014

Healthy Homes Tip of the Month - World Oceans Day and thoughtful actions for protecting our oceans

by Sarah Begg

June 8th was World Oceans Day, where concerned citizens from all over the world held events and made simple commitments to protecting our oceans for the future such as eliminating junk mail, obtaining renewable energy credits and spreading the word about the importance of purchasing sustainable seafood. Since we live...

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Jun
10
2014

Volunteers Needed for Depave Paradise Calgary!

by Sarah Begg

As you may know, Green Calgary is taking on a new project in 2014: Depave Paradise! The Depaving movement is happening across the country – turning unnecessary and impermeable surfaces (like parking lots) into green spaces and gardens. Depaving is largely a volunteer-driven effort, so we need your help! This...

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Jun
10
2014

Home Canning Season is Here!

by Sarah Begg

Are you interested in home canning and preserving? We hope so! Green Calgary’s Sustainability Series offers three workshops throughout the year to teach you how to can your own food. Take control of the ingredients in your food and preserve some of the delicious harvest from your own garden or...

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Jun
10
2014

Summer Event Season Without the Trash Hangover!

by Sarah Begg

Green Calgary is busy preparing for Calgary`s most social season with our Green Events Program. We work with event organizers, community associations and some of Calgary`s biggest festivals to help them significantly reduce the amount of waste that is produced at their events.   Last year, we successfully diverted approximately...

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Jun
09
2014

Highlight on the Calgary Flood, 1 year on

by Sarah Begg

Bentall Kennedy, North America`s largest real estate investment advisors and long-term supporters of Green Calgary initiated an Emergency Response Plan that saved them millions in flood damage last June. Rod Olsen, Director of Property Management and Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee shared their story with us. Bentall Kennedy...

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