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Wanna go Green in 2022?   Green Calgary is seeking community leaders with a passion for sustainability and a wide variety of professional skills and experience to join our Board of Directors. The volunteer board pr…

  What does energy efficiency look like at your home? You can bring energy efficiency into your home by trying some easy and affordable tips. Green Calgary and our title partner, ENMAX, are excited to announce our new progra…During the complimentary 1-hour workshop, we will show you five simple steps you can follow to make your home more energy efficient and provide you with a free Home Action Plan booklet to get you started. A free workshop for your co…

Are you looking for some fun activity for your children and kids who are future scientists? Green Calgary is providing YYC Young Citizen Scientists program to take students outdoor and help them make scientific observations! There is no better classroom than in nature itself! Students can strengthen their scientific method and observation skills, build natural curiosity and environmental stewardship, and have a meaningful opportunity to experience variety …Green Calgary is offering programs to grades 3-9 students and majority part of the program links to the Alberta curriculum. Currently we are offering in-person delivery by Green Calgary or CPAWS (the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Socie…For more information, contact our Green Kids Educator at education@greencalgary.org  and visit our YYC Young Citizen Scientists program webpage.

Let's meet Michael Bartz, "In Over My Head" podcast producer & host! Michael is an actor, writer, as well as a podcast producer and host! An interview-style podcast show, In My Over Head is where environmental…  Tiny Home Big Environmental Impact When I think of family, I always think of home and all the good memories I had growing up. My dad and I were constantly building something in the garage, tinkering away on some crazy proj…I chose to live this way to reduce my environmental impact, and to show others that it’s not impossible to change your lifestyle to help “save the planet”. But when I thought about all the other aspects of my life tha…The more informed we are, the more effective our environmental efforts will be. By being involved with community organizations like Green Calgary, you’re already on the right track. They have tons of great initiative and informat…

DIY Craft ideas! to reduce waste at home

Posted on January 31, 2022

From 2002 to 2018, the total amount of solid waste generated in Canada increased by 4.8 million tonnes and the amount of waste disposed in landfills or incinerated increased by 1.7 million tonnes to reach 25.7 million tonnes. Curren…Here are some fun zero-waste DIY home craft ideas for you and your family! 1. Kitchen Garden It is always hard to buy foods without packaging from the grocery stores, but there is a way we can reuse cans, jars, and plastic contai…2. Upcycle old candles! Have you noticed that candles tend not to burn all the way down? Do you usually throw out a wax residue at the bottom of the container? Now you can make unique new candles by reusing leftover wax! All you nee…  3. Make gift bags from old newspapers Do you have a stack of old newspapers and magazines? You can turn them into fun unique gift bags! You won’t need to buy wrapping papers and gift bags for every holiday and save m…