Environment

Edmonton City Council declares climate emergency

Today City Council voted to declare a state of climate emergency in Edmonton.  The motion, which passed by a vote of 10-3, stated:  That the City of Edmonton declare a climate emergency That Adminis...

Composting facility closes, Edmontonians reminded to stay the course

Edmontonians are urged to continue grasscycling and backyard composting with news the Edmonton Composting Facility has closed permanently for safety reasons. “We encourage people to continue to gras...

New tools show City of Edmonton’s pesticide usage

The City of Edmonton has launched two new tools to visually show where city crews plan to apply pesticides each day as well as GPS data on where crews have already treated for mosquitoes. Edmonton is ...

This is who we are: Greenhouse Gas Management Plan Development Team

Editor’s Note: Today we continue a series of video stories about City of Edmonton employees. In their own words. But, first, just a few more of ours. Together, the 14,000 people who work for the Cit...

The Future of Waste is Coming

Trash talk. Cart convo. Diaper discussions. Call it what you will, I sat down to talk about the future of waste in Edmonton with Mike, a home owner residing in the city’s southeast. We chatted cats,...

This is who we are – Breathe: Edmonton’s Green Network Strategy Team

The Breathe team pictured above are, left to right: Ryan Andres, Paul Giang, Geoff Smith, Nathan Roth, Heloisa Ceccato Mendes, Angela Hobson, Grant Pearsell and Theresa Piorkowski. Editor’s Note: T...

Welcome to the Blatchford neighbourhood, NAIT!

Today was a historic day for both the City of Edmonton and NAIT as both parties, alongside the Government of Alberta announced NAIT’s expansion into the Blatchford neighbourhood. This is the first ...

The Edmonton Declaration – Renewable

Mayor Don Iveson has a vision of a sustainable future led by cities, with innovative projects like Blatchford paving the way. Find out what that future looks like on this episode of Renewable. It was ...

Engineer Brain

In this episode of Renewable we talked with Jacob Komar, a geothermal engineer and a huge punk music fan. Although we got to learn about geothermal systems and his vision for a future that’s right b...

Designing the big picture

If you work in the world of alternative/renewable energy, you end up spending a lot of time talking about solar. Solar energy dominates our understanding of alternative energy. It instructs how we tal...

Sustainable Sounds

What does it mean for an art form to be energy sustainable? To find out, we sat down with Annemarie Petrov, CEO for the Winspear Centre and the Edmonton Orchestra. We had our conversation on the symph...

Biofuel-powered mini-donuts at Sustainival

“We’re very good at engineering,” Antoine Palmer told us in the season finale of Renewable Season One. Sitting on the grounds of Sustainival, an all renewable carnival event that uses food and f...

Festival of Youth Voices presents ideas to combat climate change

High school students from around the world joined new friends from Alberta schools at the Festival of Youth Voices last month. The event, held at NAIT’s Centre for Applied Technology, was part of th...

Have you heard about our GoatWorks Program & Goat Coordinator Position?

[UPDATE March 6, 2018]: Please note the City of Edmonton Goat Coordinator Job Posting is now closed.   No kidding, the job ad has gotten a lot of media attention. Here are some things you may be ...

Students from five continents converge — and collaborate — on climate change (Part 3)

With the third blog post in this series, we continue the story of the climate change white paper. Students from Queen Elizabeth High School in Edmonton are among hundreds of youth worldwide working on...

Students from five continents converge — and collaborate — on climate change (Part 2)

In this Transforming Edmonton blog post, we continue the story of the climate change white paper. Students from Queen Elizabeth High School in Edmonton are among hundreds of students worldwide working...

Students from five continents converge — and collaborate — on climate change

The first smile of the day stemmed from the sheer joy of being together on planet Earth. Terry Godwaldt, executive director of the Centre for Global Education at Queen Elizabeth High School, had just ...

10.5 Questions for Shalini Kantayya

Award-winning filmmaker Shalini Kantayya will be in Edmonton on January 30 for a two-part Race for a Clean Energy Future presentation. The events are part of the Change for Climate Community Series th...

Early Adoption, Numbers, and Electric Vehicles – Renewable

Our Renewable episode about Electric Vehicle owners in Edmonton features very few hard numbers. In it, we talk to Andrew Batiuk and Janine Rutledge, two electric vehicle owners and members of the Elec...

Create Memories, Not Garbage

Some handy hints on how to reduce waste during the holiday season. The holidays are a special time in Edmonton when we gather to celebrate, share meals and exchange gifts. We also create a lot of wast...

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