Environment

Stormwater lakes are no place for the next Gretzky to skate

City warns that stormwater lakes and ponds are never safe for recreational use Edmontonians love to play a pickup hockey game or practice their skating moves on the closest patch of ice. While parents...

An Excellent Waste of Time

How much is too much when it comes to setting out your waste? For the team behind the City’s innovative Large Volume Set Out (LVSO) initiative, finding the answer to this question started with defin...

Wise Up to Where Your Waste Goes!

If you’ve ever wondered whether your ex should go in the trash, in the recycling or to an Eco Station, apparently you’re not alone. “Hilariously enough, ex-boyfriend has been suggested to be add...

Are you satisfied with the City’s waste services?

If so, you’re in good company! Every year the City conducts a survey to determine how satisfied residents are with their waste services and how much they participate in waste programs. We do this to...

Blatchford: Combining sustainability and urban design

When you look at sustainable communities around the world, each community is unique. They are designed using different technologies and with distinct streets and public spaces based on their individua...

Pop-Up Museum partnership brings history to life!

West Rossdale is a place that is historically and culturally significant for many people, and where the history is long, layered, and deep – like the river flowing next to it. On Sunday, July 24...

Want something that is easy, earth-friendly and exceptional for your lawn? Go Bagless!

Love it or hate it, it’s that time of year when the sound of mowers and the aroma of freshly cut grass fills our neighbourhood as we strive for that perfect lawn―or at the very least to keep it ne...

What’s in a tree? New landscaping rules for homeowners take root in Edmonton

What has that tree done for you lately? The answer is, a lot. When you think of some of Edmonton’s best neighbourhoods, what characteristics come to mind? The road, the sidewalk, the different house...

A Greener Edmonton Can Be Found Right Downtown

When thinking of ‘Green Edmonton’ it’s natural that the first things to come to mind are the actual green spaces around the city; there are a ton of them after all. “Living Green” brings to ...

More Eyes = Better Weed Control

A brilliant ‘Of Course!’ idea that launched an inventive app for identifying and reporting invasive and noxious weed species has more than proven its worth. The Alberta Weed Spotter app has genera...

Making better use of rain!

Two City of Edmonton drainage branch environmental engineers are engaged in a major challenge that combines large-scale protection of the environment and long-term savings in infrastructure. Xiangfei ...

Big thinking about small-scale project will warm Edmonton’s heart

Mary Ann Debrinski has a really big pipe dream for Edmonton’s downtown heart. it’s green, brilliant and realistic! As the City of Edmonton’s Director of Urban Renewal, she and her colleagues are...

Office of Energy Management can help reduce energy costs, GHG footprint

In the back corner of Edmonton Community Services’ Wildwood building, a small group of employees have a unique view not only of the sheer magnitude of the City’s operations, but also how it will...

Check out a Green Home Energy Toolkit!

Are you a “green” thinker? Do you want to know how energy efficient your home is? Lastly, are you interested in saving some cash? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you sho...

City to build 48,000-tonne organics ‘stomach’

Edmonton’s Utility Services Branch is about to take another big step towards diverting 90% of the city’s waste from landfill. This year at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC), construction...

Excel. A click! Presto: a plan!

The combination of Edmonton’s growth and the lessons learned from 2012 flooding have placed the City of Edmonton’s Utility Services capital budget on a consistent upward slope. Our current budget ...

Your gift to Edmonton: #WasteLessHolidays

Gifts, decorations, parties and festive treats―they’re all part of the holiday season―and so is waste. Dave Claus―the spirit of holiday waste, shows us that we don’t have to sacrifice our en...

Reduce through Reuse this Holiday Season!

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, but it can also be a wasteful one. Did you know that the amount of garbage* collected in Edmonton during the two weeks after December 25 is twice the ...

A Compost Tribute to Service & Sacrifice

In June 2015, Edmontonians laid hundreds of flowers at police stations and memorials in honour of Constable Daniel Woodall. Following the funeral services, the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) searched f...

Rooting for trees in neighbourhood renewal

Neighbourhood renewal projects involve machines tearing up big chunks of old roadways and sidewalks, followed by heavy dump trucks, packers and pavers – the scale is BIG! But in parallel with th...

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