April 4, 2024

New podcast episode: Water licencing and drought In Alberta with Lorraine Nicol

EPISODE 8- Water Licencing and Drought In Alberta with Lorraine Nicol As Alberta faces drought, how do we work with water licence holders to ensure Albertans have access to water? Find out more from our latest podcast episode with Lorraine Nicol. FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCES: Priority? Licence transfers? Here's how Alberta's water system works Municipal Development and Alberta's…

March 27, 2024

What would a net-zero Albertan city look like?

Along with the rest of Canada, Alberta has committed to a 2050 net zero emissions goal, but the province may end up lagging behind the rest of the country. Part of the net-zero emissions goal is the net-zero grid goal that Canada committed to for 2035, however Alberta will be 15 years behind the rest of the country after the provincial government pushed for a 2050 net-zero grid goal. The extended…

March 8, 2024

New podcast episode: The carbon footprint of high latitude neighbourhoods with Nilusha Welegedara

EPISODE  7- The Carbon Footprint of High Latitude Neighbourhoods An increase in greenhouse gasses is the main culprit of climate change around the globe with 50 to 60 per cent of emissions being produced by cities. Find out more about how neighbourhood carbon emissions are contributing in this podcast episode with Nilusha Welegedara. For more information check out these resources: Household energy-related…

February 28, 2024

Who is responsible for soil conservation in Alberta?

Soil conservation efforts in Alberta date back nearly 100 years. The Soil Conservation Act was developed in response to wind erosion in the 1930’s that created dust storms and blew away precious topsoil. While there have been changes and amendments to the act (the original act was the Control of Soil Drifting Act in 1935), who is responsible for soil conservation remains the same – landowners. …

February 21, 2024

Soil health for urban growers on YouTube

Get started on your soil health journey to get the most out of your farm or garden! Based on the “Community Resource Guide: Sustainable Healthy Soils in Alberta” by Sukhwinder Singh, research funded in part by AREF.