Lethbridge College student Ednna Stobchinski is working on a pilot project that turns compost into liquid fertilizer at the College's aquaponics centre. The fertilizer can be used for crop production or in households.
When buildings need to be taken down, Facility Services at the University of Lethbridge follows a rigorous process of environmental deconstruction. Their success at salvaging a building's materials and diverting as much as possible from the landfill has made them leaders in this emerging field.
Neighbour Day takes sustainability and waste seriously - from using recycled paper for their flyers to reusable signs and bulk drinking water! The sorting stations even allow for the organizers to monitor their footprint over the years!
Factory-built homes by Triple M Housing create efficiencies that save resources, cut emissions, and reduce waste by 70% compared to traditional housing construction. They have also set a goal to reach net-zero energy by 2032!
Lauren Hart and Lauren Scherloski have found ways to make their fresh-pressed juices more sustainable by creating incentives for customers to reuse their juice bottles and composting the leftover fruit and vegetable pulp. Delicious, healthy, and environmental!
A recent edition to the local sharing economy, Rentbridge provides a platform for people to safely rent out everyday items to others. Rather than everyone purchasing items that are only used a few times, Rentbridge helps foster a more circular economy.
More For Less is interrupting the cycle of fast fashion by diverting textile waste from the Lethbridge landfill. They provide Lethbridge shoppers with vintage clothing at affordable prices while also supporting people with special needs through employment programs.
Full Circle Plastics is making sure our cheap, dirty plastic recycling doesn't go to waste by turning them into new products like fence posts, construction materials, and parking curbs for North American markets.
As a BOMA 'Go Green' platinum certified building, Park Place Mall is a leading example of best-practices in waste reduction in Western Canada, enabling building management and its tenants to become greener and waste less.
The Downtown BRZ's Clean Sweep Program exchanges environmental work for stipends and social support. Dozens of people are now helping to keep our streets free of debris and garbage and collecting leaves for compost.