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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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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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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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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LeftOvers – Winning the War on Food Waste

LeftOvers originated from a simple concept of rescuing food destined for landfill that could be put to better use feeding those struggling with the rising cost of living in Calgary. Over a third of food produced worldwide is trashed. Food waste is a global issue, and tackling it is a priority. The difficulty is often in knowing where to start and how to make the biggest economic and environmental savings. The food discarded by retailers

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Calgarians Marching to Demand Climate Change Action Now

Article Written By: Laurie Cunningham On April 11th, around 25,000 people took to the streets in Quebec City, demanding that Canada’s premiers take a tougher stance on climate change during the April 14th Premier’s Summit on Climate Change. Across the country, on that same day in Edmonton, 50 people gathered for a solidarity march in support of Quebec. Only 50 people out of a city of 900,000 in the capital of the province that annually

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Save the Slopes

Why save Paskapoo? The case for saving an urban wilderness area next to Calgary Olympic Park By Doug Sittler #savetheslopes on Twitter and Instagram One of Calgary’s best qualities is its stunning natural beauty and great quality of life.  Places like Nosehill Park and Fishcreek Park, two beautiful wilderness areas within the city of Calgary, enhance the quality of daily life for many Calgarians.  An equally scenic and intact natural

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