Environment

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...

Affordable Net-Zero and the Order of Canada

In this episode of Renewable we spoke with Reza Nasseri, a homebuilder whose efforts in maximizing production efficiency have allowed him to make a Net Zero home at market rate — a first of its kind...

Climate change conference calls Edmonton’s number

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, a city where many residents earn their way thanks to the oil and gas sector, might seem a different choice to host an international climate change conference. But Marcus May...

EcoCity Edmonton Community Grants – Renewable

For this episode of Renewable, we took the winding road down to Riverdale to talk about communities and the difference they can make. On the surface, it’s an episode about how community grants like ...

Benchmarking and the foundation of a greener building — Renewable

During the production of the Renewable Series we’ve had a lot of conversations about what it takes to make a building energy efficient. In those conversations two major things became obvious: first ...

Friendly, neighbourhood spiders

It’s September in Edmonton. These are some of things you hear this time of year: It’s getting dark pretty early, eh? The Walterdale Bridge looks pretty rad. And, I’ve never seen a spider that si...

Sustainable Community — Renewable

“Net Zero” is a puzzle that we should be solving every time we get the opportunity to design a new building. It’s the kind of thing that only a few obsess about, yet it impacts everyone. The dee...

Household Solar – Renewable

“What about snow?” Gordon Howell has been asked this question with a relentless regularity for the last 32 years. He was the first guy to bring solar to Edmonton. If someone is going to stare down...

EnerGuide can help you spot the difference

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start when you’re planning home improvements or what you can do to stretch your renovation budget. At the City of Edmonton, we want to help take the guesswork ...

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with nature’s gifts

It’s Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation this year. You can help celebrate by planting trees that could stand another 150 years. Each tree planted is an important step towards making our c...

Have a great lawn and tame the Grass Monster – 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 neighbourhoods. There’s no shortage of lawn care advice during the warm weather mon...

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...

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