Community Leaders

Celebrating people and organizations in Lethbridge that are leading the way in waste reduction through creativity and innovation.

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Success Stories Wall

House of Hammm

Bucking the trend of fast fashion and its tendency to create textile waste, House of Hammm keeps good quality clothing in use through consignment.

More For Less

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. 

Jonny Bean

Great coffee with great sustainability. Jonny Bean works to reduce waste through locally sourced products, salvaging materials, and composting coffee grounds.

Interfaith Food Bank

This organization is making a big environmental impact by making use of good food that would otherwise be wasted through partnerships with grocery stores.

The Grateful Grill and Tacos del Oso Muerto Food Trucks

Winner of Lethbridge's Greenest Vendor Award, these food trucks work together with municipalities and events to ensure their compostable food containers don't end up in the garbage.

Full Circle Plastics

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.

Park Place Mall

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.

Mocha Cabana

The food and waste reduction decisions that the restaurant Mocha Cabana makes have allowed them to emerge as a Lethbridge leader in not only waste reduction but in the way we think about food.

University of Lethbridge

By looking for innovative solutions, like working with Styrofoam recycler Syro-Go, the University of Lethbridge is able to divert 130 tonnes of recycling and composting material each year.

Downtown BRZ

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.

Greener Homes

A passionate builder of energy efficient homes in Lethbridge, Greener Homes works hard to divert 75% of leftover building materials from the landfill by recycling or reusing it in new construction.

Theoretically Brewing

Kelti and the team at Theoretically Brewing are models for waste reduction and sustainability.

Ashelyn Redman

Through the use and promotion of accessible recycling practices individuals are more likely to become accountable for waste reduction in daily routines.

City of Lethbridge

The City of Lethbridge’s vision is “to be an educated, accountable community, whereby residents and businesses expect and participate in sustainable waste management and reduce waste disposal.”

Workman Roofing

The extra time and attention taken to properly separate the waste materials before recycling, results in favorable outcomes both economically and environmentally.

London Drugs

London Drugs is showing other organizations that waste reduction is possible when people view garbage from a different perspective and consider the best method of managing the waste stream.

Chef Doug Overes

The culinary department has been moving towards extreme methods of waste reduction over the past five years, including collecting oil for biofuel and buying responsibly.

Lotus Salon

Becoming a green salon includes a reduction in ecological footprint and waste produced each year. As more businesses adopt a waste reduction policy, a practice which starts at work can impact an employee’s personal life and make a lasting change.

Southern Alberta Zero Waste

The term zero waste does not have to be intimidating, it is an ideal standard and not always the realistic result. No one can change the world over night, however by sharing your experiences you can slowly influence others to change.