What's Old and New 2017

Posted on April 28, 2017

Last week was Earth Week and that is Green Calgary’s busiest week of the year! We call it the #GreenSeason and in case you missed what we were up to last week, let’s share some of the memories now!


After our Annual General Meeting, Green Calgary hosted the first-ever GreenTalks, made possible with the generous support of BluPlanet Recycling. This new, ongoing series of short talks by local speakers on green topics helped those in attendance make Green Goals with Conor Tapp of Green Calgary; learn to make sustainable investments with Patti Dolan of SAGE Investment Advisors; talk about the energy efficiency studies of the Pembina Institute’s Clean Energy Economy research with Julia-Maria Becker; study the City of Calgary’s plans for the Green Cart program with Philippa Wagner; and, share Bullfrog Power’s stories in rural Alberta with Gary Fredrich-Dunne. We will make videos of the talks available soon. In the meanwhile, please check out the links above for more information.

Earth Week at the Calgary Zoo

This year, Green Calgary was at the Calgary Zoo throughout Earth Week, talking to kids about worms and composting, and to adults about water conservation. Thank you for hosting us, Calgary Zoological Society! 

Earth Day Events

This Earth Day, Green Calgary launched its annual Community Rain Barrel & Composter Sales at ATB Financial’s new Sage Hill location. We had lots of folks come out to adopt a rain barrel into their homes! We were also involved in IKEA Calgary’s Sustainability Day, where we engaged with Calgarians who wanted to learn about composting, water conservation, and leading a green life.

What’s Next?

Green Calgary has lots of exciting events coming up! This weekend we’ve had to unfortunately reschedule our Rain Barrel & Composter Sale, but our ecoStore is open with the launch of our Little Green Library! Furnished by IKEA Calgary, the Little Green Library is a space where you can educate yourself, engage with our staff, and set your own Green Goals. Come down to our store at #100, 301 – 14th Street NW and browse the titles on offer. If you’re a member, you can also borrow any of the titles, which include DVDs, DIY manuals, technical books, kids books, and more!

We have a lot more coming this year, so be sure to stay tuned. If you haven’t had a chance to buy a rain barrel yet, take a look at our upcoming sales! It’ll be a good #GreenSeason for sure!