Environment

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...

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...

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