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...

Pet Safety in Edmonton’s Off-Leash Parks

The City’s off-leash areas allow dog owners to enjoy quality bonding time with their pets and can provide both with a number of physical and social benefits. However, as the weather begins to warm u...

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 ...

Three artists share uplifting funicular story

Before you go any further, please take a half minute to watch the Fun Fun Funicular video. If you’ve already seen the video, we dare you to watch it again and not smile. We’ll get to the role of t...

Infill taking shape in Edmonton

Most people are aware of the City’s plans to build up and in, rather than out, largely through the media. But, what you might not be as familiar with is the creative ways that people are reimagining...

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...

Get Your Skate On!

There’s no doubt, Edmontonians have a passion for ice. For many, a pair of skates is as much of a wardrobe staple as a good pair of blue jeans and an Edmonton Oilers jersey. Luckily for those living...

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...

Painting the Rails

The first mural for the Canada 150 “Paint the Rails” legacy project was officially unveiled at the Churchill LRT Station in December, 2017. The large, three-part mural called “Returning Home,”...

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...

For the first time, new Edmonton students welcomed home!

Atizaz Akhtar’s talent for chemical engineering did nothing to help him find the equation to stay on a mechanical bull. “That was fun!” Akhtar smiled as he picked himself off the mat and walked ...

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...

Transporting you in the holiday spirit

As temperatures drop and snow blankets our urban landscape, Edmonton welcomes the festive season and turns into a winter city that is as exciting as it is cold. With this transformation, there is much...

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 ...

Remembrance Day 2017

I’ve been thinking a lot about commemoration lately, especially in the light of recent discussions on appropriate people/subjects for names of buildings and organizations, for plaques and for statue...

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 ...

Edmonton Native Healing Center connects with Prince Charles Neighbourhood for Community League Day

Reconciliation is fast becoming a common word in Edmonton’s neighbourhoods. There is a clear desire to address the mistreatment of Indigenous people and create opportunities for connection betwe...

A new look at one of the City’s most historic locations

There are few areas in our city with as long and complex a history as the River Crossing, but this history isn’t well known to many Edmontonians. The River Crossing area in Rossdale is at the heart ...

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