What We Do
Green Calgary is empowering all Calgarians to be the environmental heroes that our city and our planet need.
A great example of our impact is the story of Aleena. She is a 9 year old Calgarian who participated in our Young Citizen Scientists project to study bumblebees.
At first she was unsure she will be able find bumblebees in her very urban neighbourhood. She even felt ashamed at the untidy state of the back alleys and yards where we were doing our scientific observations.
But when she learned that those untidy spots are actually great natural habitats for bumblebees and other insects, she found a sense of pride in being part of her community.
With the support of our educators and volunteers, Aleena felt empowered to take some of the best scientific observations of bumblebees for our project and is now committed to protect the biodiversity of her urban environment.
Last year we provided environmental education to over 7,000 young Calgarians who, like Aleena, became better stewards of the environment.
We also engaged over 1,000 homeowners in greener living practices. Through our programs they learned how to live a more sustainable life and inspire others around them to make greener and healthier choices at home and in the community.
And we worked with over 50 businesses to help them reduce their impact on the environment and become more sustainable corporate citizens. Together we diverted over 3,600 tons of waste from the landfill which translated into 2,256 metric tonnes of reduction in C02e emissions related to waste.