Green Programs

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...

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...

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...

Innovation in Sustainability: Residential Infill

Being driven by the heart and pulse of an urban centre is just one reason people are embracing infill homes. Other reasons, such as short commute times, established neighbourhoods with plenty of chara...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Green Saturday Madness

Ever think to yourself, “I sure wish I had some free water to use for my grass and plants”? It sounds like you could use a rain barrel! How about one at almost half price? Look no further than the...

Greening up, idling time down!

Nine City of Edmonton trucks have been fitted with a nifty gizmo that shows promise of saving us thousands of liters of wasted fuel – and cutting our carbon footprint – by reducing needless hours ...

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...

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