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Join us in the 11th Annual Nose Creek Clean Up and Watershed Awareness Day at Nose Creek Park for a creek clean up and family fun. This clean up and educational event provides a great opportunity for the Airdrie community to come together and take action to show that we care for the creek. With demonstrations and activities from: Nose Creek Watershed Partnership; Trout Unlimited Canada (fish demo at noon); Alberta Institute of Wildlife Conservation; City of Airdrie; and more. Directions: The event is in Nose Creek Park by the washrooms/picnic area. The park, 1701 Main Street South, is right beside the Nose Creek Valley Museum.
Commuter cycling can be one of the most daunting commitments any environmentalist can undertake as part of his or her lifestyle choices to lower our impact on our surroundings. With one of the highest light truck ownership rates in the world, Calgarians, it’s time to take back the bicycle.
The 'Ride the Road' tour is an opportunity for every Calgarian to experience the exhilaration of cycling across our city. Go ahead; feel special. With our police escort you will think you are traversing town as the head of state of a foreign government. Cycling on one or two of our three routes is such a unique experience you will wish every commute is as much fun as this ride. Push start a family activity that is good for your heart, good for the environment and good for your health.
Visit our website for registration options and start locations. The main Ride the Road route is meeting Stanley Park is located beteen Elbow Dr SW and Macleod Trail S on Lansdowne Ave SW or 42nd Ave SW repectively. Register and ride, volunteer and help transform a city.
Take Back the Tap! Water Refill Station, reusable water bottles available for the first 100 people who are taking back the tap.
Simon Jackson has always believed in the power of one. At the age of 7, he helped raise funds to save the Kodiak bear. By 13, he had started the largest youth-led environmental organization to save the spirit bear. By sharing his story, you will see that by trying, together as one voice, our dreams are possible. Join Simon, one of Time Magazine's Heroes for the Planet, at this year's free Learn at Lunch event.
The Mayor's Environment Expo will take place from June 5-7, 2012. To learn more, we invite you to watch our Mayor's Environment Expo video.
Workshops and performers for 2012
Jack Leslie Youth Environment Grant
Meet and hear election candidates for Canmore Town Council and question their views on environmental stewardship, community values and sustainability. This forum is sponsored by the Bow Valley Clean Air Society and Bow Corridor Organization for Responsible Development. The purpose is to make future town councillors and Mayor to be cognisant of environmental issues in the Bow Valley and to act on them accordingly.
Two Bow Valley Clean Air Society members will be doing a mock demonstration and explain why roundabouts reduce engine idling and pollution, reduce lineups, improve safety, act as a calming device and are lower in cost than traffic lights. Students will become drivers and try out both forms of crossing intersections in the mock demonstration.
Work, Live, and Play Sustainably - A tent will be set up hosting different environmentally related booths, e.g., vermicompsting, LICA (Lakeland Industry and Community Association) , Beaver River Watershed Alliance, Recycling in Cold Lake, Water Taste Testing, plant exchange, free tree seedlings, door prizes, bouncy castle for children, food venues, and more.
ESRD and PennWest staff will be encouraged to take a blind taste test comparing Drayton Valley water and bottled water. Names will be put in a draw to win a metal water bottle.
14th Annual Environment Week Open House for Grade 3 or 4 students. During the half day visit, students from Drayton Valley schools will learn about Alberta’s natural resources. The five stations are: comparing trees and grasses; a backyard nature walk; wildlife safety; taking care of our resources – industry and recreation; and Take Back the Tap Taste Test. The day is finished off with a relay race where students pretend to put out a wildfire. PennWest is providing lunch for the students, teachers and staff.
Unwanted household hazardous products can be dropped off with volunteers from PennWest Exploration and the Community of Drayton Valley at the old County office. Items will be sorted, packed, labeled and transported off site for safe disposal.
Edmonton is full of great sustainable products, services and ideas. The Environment Week Edmonton team has hand-selected the best Edmonton has to offer you for this interactive day. With information and activities for adults & kids, there is something for everyone! So bring the family, stop at the Farmer’s Market next door for some fresh treats, then come on over for a great time! Get the Details & Join The Kickoff on Facebook!
University of Alberta at the Environment Week Edmonton Kick off. Need your bike tuned-up? Let us take a look at your ride and get you set for summer cycling. When you’re out on Edmonton’s streets and trails, you’ll want to make sure you’re safe. If your bike has been hiding out in your garage all winter, it could likely use some TLC. The University of Alberta’s Students’ Union’s Sustain SU bicycle mechanic can help you out by fixing flat tires, squeaky brakes, loose wheels, and a host of other small issues. We can also provide cycling maps, words of advice on bike maintenance, and information on all the amazing cycling resources in Edmonton. June is Bike Month, so get your gears turning!
Fresh off of their second place finish at the International Shell Eco-Marathon and gearing up to attend the Global Green Race in Australia, The University of Alberta’s Eco Car is back in Edmonton as its team of dedicated students make more refinements to their hydrogen-powered car. Come down, see the car, and learn more about the amazing and challenging journey these students have undertaken as they pursue their passion about promoting environmental responsibility and actively contributing to a more sustainable tomorrow.
Join us in celebrating Solar "Sun" day at the Unitarian Church of Edmonton. At the start of Environment Week, let us celebrate our deep spiritual connections with the life-giving sun and consider how this free resource could be an even greater part of our lives. Entrance is on the south side of the building. Access is available through the alley.
See how all your recyclables are sorted and readied for market; Find out how your garbage is used to create valuable compost at North America’s largest composting facility; Learn how decomposing garbage inside a landfill is used to create electricity; Discover how a new waste-to-biofuels facility will help Edmonton reach a 90% waste diversion rate by turning non-recyclable and non-compostable waste into ethanol; Explore the computer and e-waste recycling facility; and much more. Guided tour is free BUT reservations are required. Call 780-496-5698 to reserve. Learn more about these tours.
Celebrating Sustainability for our Homes. This Net-Zero Energy Ready (NZER) apartment building is located in an existing affordable housing community in Edmonton. Passive Solar Gains, Geothermal Heating, learn about this Net-Zero living complex right in our own backyard.
Fourteen separate Heating zones, 36 solar thermal collectors, and an estimated sixty-four ton reduction in annual greenhouse gas emissions. These guys aren’t just pushing cars, they’re pushing a greener way of showing them off too. EcoSolar Commercial Tour
Bring your lunch and listen to a thought-provoking presentation. More erratic weather and an increase in the frequency and intensity of floods in Canada are worldwide evidence of the fact that changing land-use and warming temperatures are energizing the global hydrological cycle. Changes in the rate and manner in which water moves through its cycle have begun to alter precipitation and other baseline hydro-climatic patterns in Alberta and throughout Canada. By paying close attention to water, however, we can anticipate and adapt to the effects a changing climate will have on our cities, agriculture and our way of life now and in the future. Presenter is Bob Sandford, EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in the Support of the United Nations Water for Life Decade. More information on The Way We Green speakers series here.
Garlic Mustard is a non-native plant species that is invasive to our environment and can be destructive to native biodiversity and habitat. Garlic Mustard can reduce native vegetation including woodland orchids such as yellow lady slipper and can cause negative long term effects in soil which reduces available plants for wildlife such as deer, birds and insects. Garlic Mustard t is listed as a prohibited noxious weed in the Alberta Weed Control Act and the Mill Creek Ravine is the only known location in Edmonton where this non-native species occurs. In order to eliminate Garlic Mustard from Mill Creek Ravine, the Edmonton Naturalization Group and the City of Edmonton are organizing a weed pull and looking for volunteers who would like to help. Garlic Mustard is easy to pull and has no thorns or skin irritants. Light snacks and water will be provided. Meeting point is the corner 91 St / 77 Ave. For more information on Garlic Mustard and the weed pull visit our garlic mustard pull web site
Take a breath of fresh air and discover how we can improve our air quality and how it will affect our health at Clean Air Day 2012 by dropping by Churchill Square! In celebration of our air, the Lung Association, Alberta & NWT in collaboration with the Edmonton Science Outreach Network will recognize the critical thinking of junior high school students in examining air quality issues and their impact on human health. These unique student-led projects from EnviroBLAST (Building Leadership for Action in Schools Today), which challenges Alberta junior high school students to think critically about air quality issues through science, will be exhibited and presented for judging by distinguished guests from the city and province.
In addition to the exciting finale of EnviroBLAST, Clean Air Day will feature bike-powered live entertainment from Music is a Weapon and displays from the following partner organizations: City of Edmonton - The Way We Green, Clean Air Strategic Alliance, and the Alberta Capital Airshed Alliance. This event is free and open to the public
The Steppes is a 75,000 square feet of office space in two buildings on a three acre site. Extensive green spaces, terraces and water features. Heated and cooled with a hybrid geothermal & low temperature boiler source water supply. Result: one of the lowest operating costs per unit area of any office building in the region.
Think only new buildings can be eco-friendly? Think again. This retrofitted building has solar sunshades that have generated over 8000 kwh since May 2011! That doesn’t even get into the 40,000 litres of annual water savings or the 12,500lbs of CO2 saved since July.
Registration required and space is limited; register here. Here is your opportunity to find out why the University of Alberta is a leader in sustainability. Join the Office of Sustainability for a 1.5 hour walking tour of North Campus and discover how the university produces 30 per cent of its own electricity, where the thousands of pounds of food scraps end up every year, and why there are 10-foot deep garbage bins on campus.
All tours begin at 2-06 North Power Plant, located West of the Rutherford Library. RSVP for the Campus Sustainability Tour now.
Take Back the Tap! Water refill station and reusable water bottles available for the first 100 people who are taking back the tap.
Gardening, salad, and yoga, oh my! Every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer, Sustain SU`s Campus Community Garden volunteers come from all over the city to tend to the Campus Community Garden. Because of their commitment and energy, this shared-plot, organic garden has become a place of creativity, discovery and community. To celebrate, they’re hosting a Yoga and Salad party— and you are invited! Everyone is asked to bring a salad ingredient for sharing (no peanuts or sesame, please) and a re-useable beverage container; Sustain SU will provide the lettuce, salad dressings, and plates. Once the eating is done, you can enjoy a yoga session under the sky. Please bring your own yoga mat/towel if you would like to use one.
On Clean Air Day (June 6) The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT in collaboration with The Edmonton Science Outreach Network will recognize the critical thinking of junior high school students in examining air quality issues and their impact on human health. Unique student-led projects from participating Edmonton and area schools will be on display and presented for judging. The work of all the students will be recognized and winners will be announced by distinguished guests from the city and province.
EnviroBLAST (Building Leadership for Action in Schools Today) challenges Alberta junior high school students to think critically about air quality issues through science and enables students to develop their leadership, critical thinking and communication skills. The 2012 program began on February 23 with a workshop of sixty students from Edmonton and surrounding communities. In addition to developing air quality projects at this workshop, students learned about air quality issues from academic and medical experts. Upon completion of the February workshop, students divided into teams for follow-up air quality related projects to be completed, presented and winning projects to be selected by an expert panel of judges at Clean Air Day. In addition to the exciting finale of EnviroBLAST, Clean Air Day will feature bike-powered live entertainment from Music is a Weapon, and displays from the following partner organizations: City of Edmonton (The Way We Green), Clean Air Strategic Alliance, and the Alberta Capital Airshed Alliance. This event is open to the public, so please come down and celebrate Clean Air Day!
Celebrate Sustainability for our Food. Wild Earth Foods, an independently owned and operated grocery store with a focus on local, fresh and organic foods will be hosting a special day on June 7th. Staff will be available to talk to you about local foods and how you can shift some of the dollars you spend at those other grocery stores to buying local foods, supporting Edmonton area businesses. Wild Earth will also be having a draw for a Local Foods Basket, stuffed with $50 worth of products from their local growers and producers!
The Hole’s Enjoy Centre is integrated into a rolling landscape with bright spaces and beautiful views. The Enjoy Centre was designed to be part of the community with a collection of complimentary businesses and space for community events. This beautiful facility will also feature information about sustainable food by Amaranth Foods.
Environment Week Edmonton and Bullfrog Power present Beyond the Basics: Taking your Sustainability Strategy to the Next Level. Do you have sustainability initiatives in place—and are you looking for new ways to engage stakeholders? Many organizations have incorporated the fundamentals of sustainability in their operations. You’ve got recycling, waste reduction and energy conservation programs up and running well. As an environmental champion within your organization, you are looking for new ways to move your sustainability strategy forward—and additional methods for engaging stakeholders. At this Greener Horizons event, you’ll gain insights on how to advance your sustainability plan—and incorporate new, more innovative environmental actions within and beyond your organization. Learn from the case studies of professionals who have introduced cutting-edge ideas and successfully taken their sustainability strategy to the next level. To Register: email firstname.lastname@example.org phone (403) 802-4257, or Click Here Event is complimentary and includes light lunch and refreshments.
A wind turbine, solar electric system, LED lighting, and a combined heat/power generating unit were all recently used to upgrade this building, reducing the energy usage in this building by over 50%. Also featured at this site are details of the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and their work in reducing the energy use of institutional buildings province-wide.
Show you care about water - share your water-saving tips and make a resolution to Join the Wave! Visit us and find out what the “Wave” is
The 13th annual Eco Solar Home Tour will take place at 12 homes in Edmonton on June 9 from noon until 4:00 pm. Full details of the tour and the addresses of each home are at www.ecosolar.ca/open_houses.html
Celebrate Sustainability for our Parks. This annual event is an opportunity to participate in fun outdoor activities, and learn about safe and responsible river recreation, as well as environmental protection. The event is free, including pancake breakfast, however canoe and kayak lessons are $10/person/lesson. Please call 311 in advance to book your lesson. Activities include: free Pancake breakfast at 10am; Learn to fish at the Pathways to Fishing; Try your luck at the ”Pooter Pond”; Try stand up paddling from Easy Rider; and much more! Take an introductory canoe or kayak lesson. Please book in advance by calling 311
11:00 am Animal Encounter and Feeding (Exhibit Room) Watch a snake or salamander eat an insect or worm for lunch! Find out why insects are important parts of the food chain for many local animals.
1:00 pm Outdoor Nature Play – Backyard Biodiversity Geo-caching! (Meet at Fire Pit) Learn about biodiversity in the river valley while searching for geo-caches along the way!
2:30 pm Pollen Relay Race (Tegler Discovery Zone) Join us at the Tegler Discovery Zone to find out more on bees! Learn about bee communication and pollination. Children will get the chance to use their new knowledge as they relay race through the play space. Questions and artifacts will be held afterwards!
3:30 pm Bug Hunt with a Naturalist! (Meet at Fire Pit) Catch a variety of bugs, take a closer look at them and try to identify what you've found with the help of a naturalist.
Activities from 12:00 – 4:00 pm inclusive:
Bug-ology Diploma! (Art Display) Pick up your Bug-ology Lab Report – once you receive straight As from visiting all the Bug-ology “labs” bring it back to receive your very own Bug-ology Diploma.
Edmonton Science Network Small Crawling and Flying Insects Lab (Mutlipurpose Room) Learn all about flying insects!
Royal Alberta Museum Bug Room Lab (Multipurpose Room) Take a look at real live creepy crawlies!
Butterfly Life Cycle Lab (Multipurpose Room) Learn all about the life of a butterfly!
Create-a-Bug Craft Lab (Multipurpose Room) Create your very own bug to take home!
Aquatic Insect Lab (Pond) Find some very own bugs in the pond – and learn all about them!
Worm Composting Lab (Compost Education Centre) Learn how worms can help you compost!
Purple Team Airbrush Face Painting (Old Bee Hive) Fabulous Airbrushed Art – and its free!
The Way We Green Tent (Outside) Learn all about how the city is becoming a “greener” place!
Molly’s Eats Food Truck (Outside) Edmonton’s Gourmet Food Truck with an ever changing menu inspired by cuisine from around the world. This won’t be your usual food truck experience with gluten-free, vegetarian and meat options all prepared from local producers served in environment-friendly packaging! *Cash Only*
What does water mean to you? What do we need to do to thrive in times of turbulent change? Participate in interactive dialogue delving into the process of innovation and what can be done to catalyse change in our relationship to water., Doors open at 6:00 pm. Season-End Celebration with guest provocateur. Reserve your spot and register at http://www.waterlution.org/hubs/ab.
Join us at Sitskaw Park (Horse Pasture) in Waterways for a FREE raft ride down the Clearwater River. Learn about the early history of this waterway and the importance to the fur trade industry as well as discover the natural oil sand deposits that would have been seen by early explorers. Water samples and environmental experiments will also be conducted as a part of the tour for participants to understand the ecological health of the Clearwater River. Suncor is proud to sponsor River Watch 2012. Please register for the program with Amy 780-791-3127.
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Round Up Event with tours of the new recycling facilities. Help to keep our environment free of toxic chemicals that can come from electronic waste, batteries, paints and other cleaners. Drop off unwanted and old household hazardous waste products for proper disposal. It’s at the Regional Landfill, one km south of town. A tour of the new regional recycling facility will also be provided. Contact Silcar to volunteer at 780-381-4212.
Fun for the whole family - CEMA (Cumulative Environmental Management Association) and the Royal Alberta Museum are partnering up with exciting exhibits. All are welcome to this family oriented event and community BBQ. For information contact CEMA at 780-799-3947.
Join a Parks Canada representative and learn about the endangered whooping cranes of Wood Buffalo National Park.
Meet at the start of Tower Road - between Thickwood and Timberlea. Pitch in and help us keep our community back roads clean for everyone to enjoy. Contact Amy at 780-791-3127.
Learn about home composting in this FREE workshop! Win a free composter or purchase one at cost. Contact email@example.com for additional information.
Woodland Garden Society is hosting "Gardening without Borders". Please bring one or two perennial plants to plant. Register with Sue at 780-791-5679.
Wastewater Treatment Plant located north of Confederation Hill off Highway 63. Stop in for a tour of the new Wastewater Treatment Plant and learn how our wastewater is treated. To register contact Cindy at 780-715-8244.
Learn about the many benefits of cloth diapering including baby's health, cost and the environment. For more information contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk through the historic Abasand Oilsands plant site, historical photos and interpretive tour provided by the Oil Sands Discovery Centre. Register by calling 780-743-7167.
Join the Wood Buffalo Adventure Club for a two hour fun and engaging hike! Register with Barry at 780-838-6084.
Meet at Snye Park - Morimoto Drive and Hardin Street. Volunteer to clean-up the Clearwater River shoreline and surrounding area. Volunteers and boaters welcome. Prize giveaways, refreshments, activities for kids, WBEA air monitoring van and a BBQ at Borealis Park after clean-up. For information contact Amy at 780-791-3127.
Environment Week Photography Contest
Yellow Fish Road
Whooping Cranes - Parks Canada
PAZA (Peace Airshed Zone Association) is proud to announce our first ever FREE Vehicle Emission’s Clinic! Free tailpipe test, prize draws and more. The Canfore parking lot is located just off highway 40. Come check it out! Call 780.833.4343 or email email@example.com for more information!
Make a special effort to clean up your yard this week. Contact Infrastructure Services at 780-865-2634 for your free, one time pickup load of waste for proper disposal. Waste removal can include wood, metal, appliances, furniture tires and trees. Other things to do with your clean up this week: Tidy your yard; Pick up litter; Sweep the walkway; Show off an amazing floral display; Help eradicate weeds by pulling them and/or Paint your fence.
Bike Town is a community program which promotes biking as a preferred mode of transportation in Jasper. The program increases awareness about environmental issues. It provides a great opportunity to educate people about climate change and to demonstrate how small changes like riding your bike to work can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and save money by reducing the need to gas up. Bike Town not only achieves environmental goals but also promotes sustainable living - healthy lifestyle, quality of life and a sense of community.
Participants are chosen based on an essay that they submit describing how having a bike would benefit themselves, their workplace or the community. People can submit essays for themselves or nominate others. Bike Town encourages people to discover for themselves how physical activity can improve their life and make them feel good about doing their part for the environment. Apply by May 31 Local bike shop Freewheel Cycle has sponsored Bike Town since 2005, giving away town bikes to the winners.
A volunteer guide will bring you to one of their favourite places in the park to enjoy the night sky and the full moon. You'll learn more about the stars, nocturnal animals and things that go bump in the night while enjoying a moonlight hike. Pick up a FREE ticket at the Friends' shop in the Information Centre. Space is limited. Donations appreciated.
Are you an early riser? Join a Parks Canada Interpreter between 4:00 am – 5:00 am on Pyramid Island to watch the partial lunar eclipse through a telescope.
Astronomical Event of the Century! Venus will pass across the face of the Sun. To view this event through a telescope, join the Parks Canada Interpreter at the corner of Miette Ave. and Patricia Street. The transit or passage of a planet across the face of the Sun is a relatively rare occurrence. The next transit of Venus will occur on June 5–6 in 2012, succeeding the previous transit on June 8, 2004. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. On average, there are 13 transits of Mercury each century. In contrast, transits of Venus occur in pairs with more than a century separating each pair.
In honour of Clean Air Day Jasper elementary school students dress up and find creative, environmentally-friendly ways to get to school on Wild Wacky Walking Wednesday. WWWW raises awareness about alternatives to having parents drive their children to school.
Join members of the Jasper Local Food Society for a walk around town where they will point out weeds that you can eat!
Organizations throughout Jasper are participating in the Commuter Challenge. Employees at various workplaces walk or bike to work rather than taking the car. Local workplaces have issued a friendly to another claiming they will have the most employees participating in the challenge. In Jasper, it’s easy to leave the car at home.
Every year on Stewardship Day, all non-essential Parks Canada and Municipality of Jasper staff leave their regular duties and join forces to pick up litter and recyclables along Highways 16 and 93, high visitor use areas and throughout the townsite. The day ends with a staff and family BBQ at the Jasper Airfield picnic area.
(Rainout location: Jasper Activity Centre)
The whole family will enjoy the Enviro Fair. The Enviro Fair celebrates Environment Week with displays and booths, local musicians and entertainment, a kids craft and game area and a ball hockey tournament. The annual Roundup of ewaste and hazardous household waste takes at the Enviro Fair. Residents can bring unwanted computers, TV’s and paint to the Round-up for safe disposal.
Winners of the Bike Town competition will be announced. Every year the local bike Freewheel Cycle partners with the Environmental Stewardship program to give several lucky people town bikes to ride for the summer. Applicants write a short essay describing how a bike would be useful or improve their life during the summer. The Jasper Environmental Stewardship Award winners will be announced at the Enviro Fair. These awards recognize and celebrate leading local businesses, schools and individuals who are helping to make Jasper a green community. Local Musicians and Performers - Enjoy lively music by local musicians and theatre performances for kids!
Roundup: Ewaste and Household Hazardous Waste
Green Cup Ball Hockey Tournament
Environmental Displays and Local Market
Visit the NEW Jasper Reuse-it Centre
The LEAB Waste Reduction Fair is a chance for residents to learn about waste reduction practices including composting, grasscycling, water conservation and recycling. Learn more about the City's new organic and waste collection program. Enjoy free beverages.
The Environmental Awareness Team display will feature a fun water-wise trivia wheel, a taste test, prizes and information about the Environment Week theme. This week the group will begin taking nominations for the Lethbridge Green List 2012 at the display and through an online form. This is a recognition program to honor those individuals, businesses and organizations that make an effort to be environmentally conscious. The team would also like to find out about what environmentally oriented events are happening in Lethbridge and how they can help promote those events. The team is made up of representatives from the City of Lethbridge Waste & Recycling Services, the Helen Schuler Nature Centre, the Chinook Health Region and the Oldman Watershed Council.
For Environment Week, grade 9 students from Chinook High School have developed plans for a water trek. They chose this activity for their Global Action Project in the Me to We program. Students will be collecting buckets full of water from the Oldman River and hauling them by hand, up the coulees and back to the High School. This action is hauling water is to bring attention and awareness to the difficulties that developing nations have to accessing clean water. It is also to illustrate just how lucky we are to have access to clean, safe water. You can support this activity with a donation which all goes to the Water Can, a registered Canadian water charity. You can also support the students by cheering them on; park at Bull Trail Park. For more on this story view Mark Campbell’s Scene & Heard interview on Global Lethbridge. (Begins at 3:52 time mark of video clip.).
Medicine Hat College Departmental Challenge runs the entire month of May! Our 600 employees are challenging each other on a variety of environmental activites to see which group will win a tree to be planted on our new college 3.5 km walking trail. Medicine Hat College is easy to find right off the TransCanada Highway.
We'll be showing Wall-E. Drop in with the family and kids for free popcorn and a draw at the Rotary Performing Arts Centre.
Learn tips, tricks and water-wise landscaping techniques for your garden. Pre-registration required. Register Here or call 403.995.2798.
Decorate your own vegetable planter to take home. Then create native grass seed mudballs and launch them into the riverbed to help promote native species growth. Great for kids! Supplies provided. Located across the river from the library in Sheep River Park.
Have questions about the Water Rebate program? Get all your questions answered.
The Conservation Educators will be outside of Sobeys sharing tips and tricks for managing waste with the new garbage carts.
Free morning coffee or hot chocolate for high school students who bring a reusable mug to school! And don't miss the Green Idea Challenge!
You're invited to a free BBQ! Food generously donated by Sobeys at the Recycling Centre.
Join us at the Water Spray Park to learn about the benefits of water-wise fun at the Water Spray Park, Recreation Centre.
Donate used clothing and electronics at the Rec Centre outside the curling rink. In the spirit of reuse, if you see something you like at the clothing exchange you are welcome to it.
Eco-education - Free Lunch Hour Seminars at Red Deer Public Libraries during Environment Week, Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 8, 2012
Meet at the Nature Centre and get bussed to areas that need a clean up. A volunteer appreciation BBQ will follow at 3:30. Come out and help beautify our city.
Kathryn Huedepohl will cover the differences between backyard composting and vermicomposting; three ingredients that can be composted; three ingredients that should not be composted; and the basics of the composting process.
Doug Evans will talk about the components of healthy yards: proper yard pest control methods; proper lawn care; proper tree, shrub and flower maintenance; proper water use; and landscape design for sustainable yards.
Mike Kozlowski and Kristen Carlson will share what they know about commuting in Red Deer on a bicycle: how to ride safely on the streets of Red Deer; gear that makes commuting more convenient; and an introduction to year round cycling – techniques, clothing, and basic practices for winter riding.
Rene Michalak will cover: Growing food security in Alberta; the five As of food security; the seven pillars of food sovereignty; SPIN-farming in Red Deer www.spinfarming.com and Landshare Canada www.landsharecanada.com
George Berry will talk about why we should build with our environment in mind; simple quick wins that building owners can do; the value of smart designing; and living and showing your commitment. Doug Sharp from Red Deer College will talk about the range of green initiatives at RDC; LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as it relates to the new Four Centres Building at RDC; and energy conservation strategies that include capital investment and subsequent payback and energy strategies that don’t cost money.
Rocky Mountain House
Provincial Building staff will be encouraged to take a blind taste test comparing Rocky Mountain House water and bottled water. Names will be put in a draw to win a metal water bottle.
Lakeland College is hosting a Grand Opening for the Centre for Sustainable Innovation (CSI). Check out the newly renovated Renewable Energy and Learning Centre and enjoy a barbeque with the proceeds going to the Vermilion Habitat for Humanity. Come out and see what the Lakeland team has accomplished.