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May 15, 2013 | CREBNow

Test Your Knowledge: Water Conservation

Water is something we don't take much time to think about each day; we use it for drinking, cooking, washing, cleaning, playing and more but not much thought is given to how it arrived to our taps or how much we're using when we water our lawns or run through our sprinklers. Water is a valuable resource in any community and Calgary is no different, how much do you know about water conservation?


May 08, 2013 | CREBNow

Composting For Free

Calgarians are encouraged to drop off leaf and yard waste accumulated from last fall and winter at City landfills for free so it can be composted instead of thrown away.

Until June 2, all three City landfills (Spyhill, East Calgary and Shepard) will waive fees for residential loads of leaves, branches, plants and other yard and garden material. The material will be composted at the sites, turning it back into a useful resource.

May 03, 2013 | CREBNow

REAPing The Benefits

For the last seven years, Respect For The Earth And All People (REAP) and its members have been providing sustainable products for Calgarians while helping foster an understanding of the impact of shopping locally.

Feeling she wasn't using her skills for anything as meaningful as she would like, REAP President and CEO Stephanie Jackman left her job in 2004 in pursuit of using her skills for something more.
Morning News Rundown

April 29, 2013 | CREBNow

Morning News Rundown


April 24, 2013 | CREBNow

New Path to Biking Downtown

Construction has begun on downtown Calgary's first cycle track.

The two-way bike lane travels along the east of Seventh Street SW between the Bow River pathway and Eighth Avenue. The track has a onemetre wide concrete barrier to height of a sidewalk curb to help improve travel on the street.

April 17, 2013 | CREBNow

Wrecked and Wonderful

Wreck City is currently open to the public until April 27th

Slated for demolition, nine houses, three garages and one greenhouse in the Calgary community of Sunnyside are going to go out with an artistic bang.

Wreck City: An Epilogue for 809 is being touted as the largest project of its kind in Calgary. Eight artistcurators and more than 100 artists, musicians and performers are participating in transforming the homes into intriguing works of art through various mediums and sharing them with the public April 19-27.

April 17, 2013 | Cody Stuart

Pop The Question: Patricia Cameron

Around since 1978, Green Calgary was "empowering Calgarians to create healthy homes and communities" long before most in the city had any notion about bringing eco-friendliness into their homes. With Earth Day casting a spotlight on all things green, CREB®Now caught up with the executive director of the city's non-profit urban environmental organization to talk about what it means to be eco-friendly.


April 11, 2013 | Donna Balzer

Boldly Knock Down Walls

In Blazer's Garden a walled-off parking area was surrounded by a massive nine-foot (three metre) wide hedge. Once two sides of the hedge were removed, the greenhouse was installed and patio bricks were laid. Most of the plants in pots and planters on this patio are edible, so the vegetable garden and sitting area are combined into on larger, single use area for fun and food. The fence keeps the deer out!

Have you ever knocked out a wall inside your home? Did that give you a wonderful feeling of space and openness? Now imagine knocking down a few walls in your garden.

April 08, 2013 | CREBNow

Roll Out the Barrel

As March melts into April and snow turns to rain, Calgarians can begin thinking about practicing water conservation with the use of a rain barrel.

Utilizing rain courtesy of Mother Nature is not only good for your yard and garden, it's also easy on the water bill.

April 11, 2013 | CREBNow

Wrecking Sunnyside

No one is really wrecking Sunnyside; though Wreck City, a community of artists, is giving nine houses in the area a new look.

The nine houses in the Calgary community of are set for demolition but, thanks to a partnership with Bucci Developments Ltd., the buildings are playing their swan songs in a pretty spectacular way.

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