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 ...

The machinery of local democracy

Iain MacLean understands democracy is all about one person, one vote. But he also knows technology means one vote is all about 245 tabulators. MacLean is the the City of Edmonton’s Director of Elect...

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...

The two sides of graffiti

Graffiti means different things to different people. For some, it is an appealing form of street art and provides opportunities for artistic expression. For others, it’s an ugly array of spray paint...

Developing an entire city takes a lot of planning

As our city grows, the landscape around us is changing. Land is being developed and new buildings are being constructed to support citizens, business and industry. So how exactly does all that land ge...

Getting to school is the important first lesson

Whether you are in first grade or first year university, it can be a challenge to figure out how to get to your new school. No matter what your age is, students can unravel the mysteries of local tran...

Driving the Downtown Bike Network

Edmonton’s new adaptable Downtown Bike Network is now open and offers over 7.8 km of bike routes making it easier to travel downtown by bike. With the introduction of the bike network, there have be...

Lean Mean Watering Machines

A project like the new Downtown Bike Network is a great win for Edmonton. It gives residents a convenient, safe and eco-friendly way to commute, and to boot, it’s a pretty addition to downtown ̵...

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