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We all know that solar energy is one of the big power sources for the renewable energy sector, and that the sun’s cosmic rays are a significant and persistent source of energy. But what many of us miss is that solar energy isn’t just a…

Last week, international media were reporting that some German cities are planning to offer free transit as a means of reducing air pollution and clear traffic gridlock. The theory is that by eliminating transit fares, people will opt …

5 Next Steps in Going Plastic Free

Posted on February 16, 2018

If you’ve been watching environmental news in the recent days, you’ve probably heard a lot about reducing single-use plastics. A big part of this push comes from the recent ban from China that eliminates a large market for buying recyc…

FEBRUARY 15, 2018 (CALGARY) – Calgarians have rallied together to help community members abandon single-use plastic bags. Organized by local charity Green Calgary, the Calgary Bag Share is a program designed to eliminate one of the eco…

Five Ways to Green Your Business Today

Posted on February 10, 2018

A third of all the waste produced in Calgary is from businesses, with 40% of their waste going straight to the landfill. The unfortunate part is that the waste going to landfill is generally about 35% organics and 38% paper – both easi…