Community : Educational

We are all victims of our own limited thinking

I read an article recently that discussed how the world was adversely affected by marketing and consumerism. One of the lines in it concluded that ‘we are all victims of our own limited thinking’. This line really struck me. It was one of those phrases that kept rolling around and around in my mind as I wasn’t sure that I was very comfortable with it. Are we all ‘victims’ of our own limited thinking? And if that’s true, does it mean that the human race is doomed?

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Students capture the wind with TREC Education

Episode 119 - Original Story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/trec-education By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney Tomorrow’s renewable energy leaders don’t just spring from the sea fully formed like Aphrodite. They are developed through education, mentoring and their own drive and desire. And it’s groups like TREC Education that lay the groundwork so that the decision makers of tomorrow will be able to get us out of the mess

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Grow Calgary

Calgary is built on farmland and in between the houses that have sprung up, there is still plenty of land left to farm. Grow Calgary is setting out to reclaim fallow land all around the city and get us cultivating our own natural, organic crops, and reaping the holistic benefits the food will give us. On a small patch of land near Canada Olympic Park, Grow Calgary works the 11 acre parcel to produce good quality, organic food for the Food

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Humans of Calgary Ep. 1

Calgary has no shortage of people who are trying to live more sustainably, help those around them, and make a difference in our city at a local level. Below are just a few examples of Calgarians we met with this month who have important ideas that can change our city for the better. Lourdes Juan – Leftovers (rescuefood.ca) “There was a COBS Bread in the NW in Calgary that had an end of day giving program, so I just started asking

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Leftovers are Feeding Calgary

Lourdes Juan and her team at LeftOvers are working hard to get food destined for landfill diverted to those that need it. Dave McGinn in the Globe and Mail last week said: “We waste approximately 40 per cent of our food, or $27-billion worth, according to the Value Chain Management Centre, an independent think tank based in Guelph, Ont. And just over half (51 per cent) of that gets tossed from households. Keep in mind, we’re not

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St. Patrick’s Island Grand Opening

Following its official reopening on July 31, 2015, St. Patrick’s Island was the site of a Grand Opening Ceremony on September 15 to celebrate the park’s completion. After several years of intensive construction and restoration by Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – the organization responsible for the remarkable improvements underway in East Village and the Rivers District – this 31-acre treasure at the city’s centre reopened

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Recycling Council of Alberta

We are really excited to announce our sponsorship of the Recycling Council of Alberta and support the great work they do in the province help the community recycle. The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) is a not-for-profit, non-political organization formed in 1987, and approved as an official charity in 1995. The RCA was started by a group of like-minded individuals within the recycling industry who saw a need to advance the interests of

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Community Action – How to safely dispose of your Household Hazardous Waste?

Written by: Ann Marie Ciobanca Do you have any products in your home such as old batteries, light bulbs, paint/stain, household cleaning products, nail polish, lotions, body wash, medications, automotive liquids?  These are all considered Household Hazardous Waste products that should not be put into the garbage, but rather safely and properly disposed of. Most cities have identified drop off locations for these 40 odd Household

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Rescuing Food and Helping People

Many people think that volunteering for an organization means countless hours and tedious work. It’s a completely different experience with LeftOvers Calgary. Our goal is very simple. Rescue food and bring it to people in need. The recent Global Volunteer Conference addressed the vital role of volunteers in an increasingly polarized and fragmented world, calling on all sectors to make volunteering a priority and to recognize the

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EcoLiving Events

2015 has been a busy year for EcoLiving Events, and the key word is partnerships! EcoLiving does not think of itself as a single entity but as part of an incredible community of sustainability and environmental NGO’s. EcoLiving’s volunteer board believes that no one organization can tackle the large goals of sustainability by itself. Communities and organizations working together toward similar goals can produce an incredible amount of great

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Like what we’re doing? Want to share your story or tell others? Do you have a green business in Calgary and want to get in front of a large local audience? Let’s build a green community together!