Rain Barrel and Composter Community Sales

To get your rain barrels and a composter, attend one of Green Calgary’s 11 community sales this spring or summer. Green Calgary will also provide education and advice on using rain barrels and composting.

  • About these events

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    Green Calgary has conducted the Annual Rain Barrel & Composter Sales as our primary fundraiser for the past nine years. We are a non-profit registered charity and Calgary’s leading urban environmental organization. All proceeds from the Annual Rain Barrel & Composter Sales go to support our programs that are dedicated to empowering Calgarians to create healthy homes, workplaces and communities.

    For more than 30 years, Green Calgary has pursued the vision of greener yards, healthier homes and communities, and a sustainable city. Help make this vision a reality by purchasing a rain barrel and composter at one of Green Calgary’s Rain Barrel and Composter Community Sales in 2014!

  • About Rainwater Harvesting

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    By using rain barrels at home, you can help conserve water and save money! Rain barrels are low maintenance, easy to use and help divert water from storm drains that carry pollutants into our rivers. Water collected in rain barrels has a natural temperature that won’t shock plants, it is chlorine-free, and your garden and yard will love it. Capturing storm water at home also helps reduce the flow of water back to the Bow and Elbow rivers. This can reduce the flow of contaminants into the rivers and help protect against flooding. A considerable portion of the City of Calgary’s total electricity bill is spent on water treatment. Using a rain barrel means that less water needs to treated, cutting down on water waste and reducing demand on water treatment facilities, which in the end saves us all money.

  • Installing a Rain Barrel

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  • About Composting

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    Food and yard waste make up almost 60% of the garbage from our homes. In the landfill, organic materials create large amounts of a very powerful “greenhouse gas” - methane. With a composter from Green Calgary, you can easily do your part to reduce the amount of organic waste that goes into our landfills. Plus, using compost in your yard helps soil retain water, discourages weeds, and adds essential microorganisms. The result is a healthier, greener garden and yard with a reduced need for toxic chemicals.

Saturday, April 26, 2014London Towne Square (London Drugs) — Pre-sales closed3545 32 Ave NE9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday, May 3, 2014RONA - Crowfoot90 Crowfoot Way NW9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday, May 10, 2014Truckload Sale: IKEA Parking Lot8000 11 Street SE9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday, May 24, 2014Shawnessy Branch (First Calgary Financial)110 – 70 Shawville Blvd SE9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday, May 31, 2014TransCanada Branch (First Calgary Financial)510-16 Ave NE9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday, June 7, 2014Oakridge Branch (First Calgary Financial)70-2580 Southland Drive9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday, June 21, 2014Brentwood (London Drugs)3630 Brentwood Rd. NW9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday, July 19, 2014South Trail (First Calgary Financial)400 – 4915, 130 Ave. SE9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday, July 26, 2014Beddington Branch (First Calgary Financial)8220 Centre St. N.9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday, August 9, 2014Coventry Hills (First Calgary Financial)500 – 130 Country Village Rd. NE9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday, August 16, 2014Royal Oak (London Drugs)500 8888 Country Hills Blvd. NW9:00AM - 1:00PM

Your Green Yard savings have been made possible through the generous sponsorship of the City of Calgary Water Services, First Calgary Financial, and London Drugs.

City of Calgary Water Services

The City of Calgary Water Services educates Calgary citizens about water conservation and rain harvesting and is a proud long term supporter of Green Calgary.
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First Calgary Financial

First Calgary Financial is Calgary's only locally owned full-service financial services company and a proud supporter of Green Calgary.
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London Drugs

London Drugs is 100% Canadian owned and supports local communities through the Rain Barrel and Composter Community Sales.
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Green Calgary is a non-profit organization and you can feel proud that all proceeds from the Rain Barrel and Composter Sale support our environmental programs and services.