Green Programs

Connecting with Nature through the Master Naturalist Program

Have you ever found yourself in one of Edmonton’s natural areas and stopped to wonder about all the trees, flowers and weeds that you see? And how you can get involved to ensure that the beauty that...

New streetlights have lots of LED-vantages

Someday not too far off, street lighting in Edmonton will be so flexible that it can be programmed to be brighter when lots of pedestrians are using sidewalks, then dimmer later on. You can just see t...

How Green is your Business?

Some businesses are known for being green. Companies like Tesla Motors, Whole Foods and Seventh Generation base their business models on sustainability and are clearly committed to the environment. Bu...

Third Home$aver event turns into Green Saturday

Once again, the City of Edmonton’s Home$aver event was a rousing success. Hundreds of people queued up at the RONA South and RONA Namao locations early on May 24th, including one eager gentleman who...

Earth Hour Tour: Edmonton Leading the Way

Cities can lead the way to a low-carbon future. As a city, Edmonton has coordinated research for what our municipality must do to reach a low carbon state by 2050. The Way We Green, the City of Edmont...

Looking for an excuse to get outside?

I am a Nature Nut!  I enjoy getting outside at any time of the year but I sometimes feel guilty that I’m not doing something more productive. However, during the Way We Green Speakers presentation ...

Why Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Most of us know how lucky we are to live in Edmonton. We seem shielded from some of the stressors facing other cities but we are not shielded from the affects of climate change and Dr. Geoff Strong, a...

Second Home$avers Eco Sale a Door Crashing Success!

If you were driving by either the south or north end RONA stores very early on the morning of Saturday, May 25, you would have wondered what was happening. People were lined up outside both stores fro...

Solar Energy: An Option for Cold Climates?

Have you ever wondered whether solar panels are a wise choice for Edmonton’s climate?  It can get cold and snowy here; you need only your short-term memory to know that! On February 27, Dr. James S...

Living in an Environmentally Friendly Way

My mission, should I choose to accept it, was to find a brown banana. What a strange way for me to start this installment of The Way We Green Speakers Series. In partnership with the University of Alb...

The Way We Green Speakers Series: Food Cultures for Sustainability

Sometimes a new perspective is all it takes to provoke us to think and act differently. When I planted my garden last year, my goal wasn’t to grow enough food for year-round consumption. It was to m...

Oxford lot draw showcased support for a sustainable Edmonton

Being green doesn’t always mean being popular. But the success of a recent lot draw to sell 43 City-owned lots in a new Edmonton neighbourhood gives us plenty of reason to believe that our citizens ...

Environmentally Friendly Snow Storage in Edmonton

Where I’m from (Vancouver, BC), we don’t get much snow and even when we do, it goes away fairly quickly. But with Edmonton’s longer, colder winters, there’s much more snow and it can take quit...

Eco Solar Commercial Tours

Many people already know about the Eco Solar Home Tours from previous years, but this year saw the introduction of the Eco Solar Commercial Tours during Environment Week. Throughout the week, tours we...

Eco Solar Home Tours in Edmonton

Each year during Environment Week, Edmontonians have the chance to see what new and efficient buildings are going up in the City.  The 13th annual Eco Solar home tour took place on Saturday June 9, 2...

Environment Week June 3rd to 9th

I know that many consider Edmonton to be an oil city and an energy city, at least that’s what I heard from folks I spoke with back home in Vancouver before I came here for my student internship.  B...

Exploring The Way We Green

Hello fellow Edmontonians! I really like our city.  I think that we have an incredible privilege of living in such a diverse city and remarkable age in human history.  It is, however, often way too ...

I’ll Only Be A Minute…

With the weather turning colder, we’re more likely to consider idling our vehicles to stay warm. In fact, over 80% of Edmonton drivers idle their vehicles, with the average Edmontonian idling for ov...

The Way We Green: White Paper

After months of consultation The Way We Green project team has created The White Paper, a document that pulls together all of your thoughts, ideas and feedback on what Edmonton needs to do to protect ...

Resilient Cities: Preparing for Future Environmental Threats

The City of Edmonton needs to start preparing now for future shocks that could harm our critical systems, says resiliency expert Craig Applegath. The effects of threats like climate change, oil shorta...

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