Environment

Innovation in Sustainability: Livable Communities

How efficient are you getting to and from your home? If you’re within close walking distance to a transit station, with plenty of business, retail and residential around it, then you likely live in ...

Innovation in Sustainability: Redeveloping Contaminated Sites

What would you do about an eyesore in your neighbourhood? Cringe every time you walked by? Avoid the spot altogether? Well, Mathew McLash went above and beyond what most of us would do; he went ahead ...

Energy transition 101

Currently, our city is dependent on non-renewable energy (mainly coal for electricity, natural gas for heating, and gasoline and diesel for transportation fuel). While there is a movement towards ener...

Innovation in Sustainability: Green Community

Can you say that your house and community is making history? That may be a tall order for most of us, but for Jarek Topczewski, who built an environmentally-friendly house in the City of Edmonton’s ...

How green is our city?

How do you think Edmonton is doing on an environmental scale? The recently-released 2014 Report on the Environment gives us a snapshot of just that. Edmonton’s Report on the Environment is the C...

Innovation in Sustainability: Natural Areas

When’s the last time you went out and really appreciated one of Edmonton’s parks or natural areas? They’re so abundant in Edmonton that we often take them for granted. Our River Valley alone, th...

Our waste management brilliance: taking it to the world

One of the early initiators of Edmonton’s world-renowned waste management system is patiently selling our city’s expertise to the world…one small step at a time. Roy Neehall was there when the v...

Alley to front door: recycling message hits home

Talking to Laura Henderson and Myles Curry about their work for the City of Edmonton’s Waste Management Branch is a combination of fascination and pride – fascination at their brilliance, and thei...

Behind-the-Scenes with City Staff on The Amazing Race

When Erika Droessler, Education Programs Coordinator for the Edmonton Waste Management Centre was asked to give a tour to two people who wanted to shoot a tourism video, she wasn’t too surprised. Af...

Get artsy for the environment

I don’t have an artsy bone in my body. I wish I did… but I don’t. I do however, have some very artsy friends who I will be calling this week to tell them about a brand new contest that the City ...

Wizards turn organic waste into revenue, avoiding BIG costs!

What the City of Edmonton’s Waste Management Services wizards do with that banana peel you threw in the garbage last night is almost magic. In their drive to divert waste from landfills, for 15 year...

Buzz’tin myths about bees!

Are you scared of bees? Me too! Well… I thought I was until I started learning more about them through the urban beekeeping campaign at the City. In April 2015, the Animal Licensing and Control Byla...

Waste Management goes door-to-door for reduced waste stream

Who says you can’t have a whole lot of fun while working to achieve the City of Edmonton’s dead-serious goal of recycling, reusing or composting 90% of our waste stream. Wearing big grins, Myles C...

8 simple tips to green your life

Are you interested in learning how you can make positive changes to Edmonton’s air and water quality? Do you want to support nature and biodiversity in the city and make more sustainable transportat...

Overweight bags, not just an airline problem

Help keep waste collectors safe by keeping it light Imagine going to work and being told you have to lift a car. Imagine you have to do it all by yourself, every shift and it’s not just one car but ...

Testing for gas helps meet Enviso targets

Remember when buses spewing black diesel smoke were just part of urban life? That was then. This is now. These days, the last thing ETS or the City’s Fleet Services Branch want to see is anything at...

Zoo’s bear-y serious about global warming

If you want to see Jasmine Hestad truly light up and take flight on wings of environmental passion, just say the words ‘polar bears.’ “They’re the poster child, the canary in the coal mine so ...

How Green Is Your House?

You’ve heard all about the new development invigorating Edmonton’s downtown, but did you know that there are innovative developments happening all over the city? Sharon Swischook, Property Sales O...

Every Breath We Take

We all value the air we breathe. Edmonton is a quickly growing city, and with this growth comes the added pressure of maintaining healthy air quality. Individuals, communities, organizations and indus...

It’s your time to green!

Do you consider yourself an innovative and creative person? Do you want to make a difference in your city? If you answered yes to both of these questions then  EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainabil...

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