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Students from five continents converge — and collaborate — on climate change (Part 2)
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In this Transforming Edmonton blog post, we continue the story of the climate change white paper. Students from Queen Elizabeth High School in Edmonton are among hundreds of students worldwide working on a white paper to be presented at the upcoming CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Co...
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Pet Safety in Edmonton’s Off-Leash Parks
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The City’s off-leash areas allow dog owners to enjoy quality bonding time with their pets and can provide both with a number of physical and social benefits. However, as the weather begins to warm up in the upcoming months for the long-awaited arrival of spring, it’s important to remember to [...
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Students from five continents converge — and collaborate — on climate change
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The first smile of the day stemmed from the sheer joy of being together on planet Earth. Terry Godwaldt, executive director of the Centre for Global Education at Queen Elizabeth High School, had just kicked off the morning’s video link with students around the world. He had made a simple […]
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Three artists share uplifting funicular story
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Before you go any further, please take a half minute to watch the Fun Fun Funicular video. If you’ve already seen the video, we dare you to watch it again and not smile. We’ll get to the role of the Big Red Couch in a second. Songwriting credits: Soap Box […]
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Infill taking shape in Edmonton
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Most people are aware of the City’s plans to build up and in, rather than out, largely through the media. But, what you might not be as familiar with is the creative ways that people are reimagining how to live. Through a series of videos we will introduce you to […]
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10.5 Questions for Shalini Kantayya
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Award-winning filmmaker Shalini Kantayya will be in Edmonton on January 30 for a two-part Race for a Clean Energy Future presentation. The events are part of the Change for Climate Community Series that lead up to the IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference in Edmonton in March. Kantayy...
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Get Your Skate On!
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Just a stone’s throw from Rogers Place, The Downtown Community Arena opened its doors 15 months ago; and while the space is used by Edmonton’s hometown team, much of the facility’s ice-time is dedicated to community programs. “The arena and its programs were developed as part of an initiative to ...
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Early Adoption, Numbers, and Electric Vehicles – Renewable
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Our Renewable episode about Electric Vehicle owners in Edmonton features very few hard numbers. In it, we talk to Andrew Batiuk and Janine Rutledge, two electric vehicle owners and members of the Electric Vehicle Association of Alberta (the EVAA). Andrew and Janine talk about the role of early ad...
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Painting the Rails
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The first mural for the Canada 150 “Paint the Rails” legacy project was officially unveiled at the Churchill LRT Station in December, 2017. The large, three-part mural called “Returning Home,” by artists Carla Taylor and Dana Belcourt, is intended to gently honour Canada’s Missing and Murdered In...
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Create Memories, Not Garbage
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Some handy hints on how to reduce waste during the holiday season. The holidays are a special time in Edmonton when we gather to celebrate, share meals and exchange gifts. We also create a lot of waste. In fact, Edmonton’s household garbage production nearly doubles at the end of December, […]
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