DIG (Do It Green) is a social enterprise spun out of the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s award winning Eco-Initiatives program.
DIG is committed to empowering people to take fun and practical steps towards contributing to the health of our community. Many of us have been to events that left behind a flood of waste that went straight to the landfill, however public events can be amazing opportunities to engage people and nurture a culture of environmental awareness.
DIG’s signature program involves the use of waste stations with friendly attendants that coach people during the event on how to separate their waste and limit contamination of recyclables and compostables. The goal is to produce as little landfill waste as possible. At the end of the event, DIG will produce a simple report indicating how much waste was created during your event and how much of it was diverted away from the landfill.
This service compliments the overall experience and engages your audience in a way that aligns with their values.
DIG’s recent clients include Calgary Stampede, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Alberta Flood Aid, McMahon Stadium, YYC Food Trucks, Chevron, TEDxYYC, Jack Singer Concert Hall, Social Enterprise World Forum, Telus Convention Centre, East Village, Borealis, and Place2Give.
DIG is pleased to partner with Spark to offset all carbon emissions from our company vehicles through the purchase of carbon credits from local Calgary solar micro-generators. We are proud to be one of the first sustainability companies to put the environment first by supporting community projects that bring renewable energy to our community.
For more information, visit http://digevents.ca
Shell has been active in Canada since 1911 and is now one of the country’s largest integrated oil and gas companies. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Shell Canada employs more than 8,000 people across Canada.
The energy Shell supplies helps to support economic growth and development. At their operations they aim to address social concerns and work to benefit local communities, protecting our reputation as we do business. Human ingenuity and advanced technologies are vital to help meet future global energy demands. At Shell they recognise that no single company can develop all of these alone. They work closely with industry partners and experts outside our industry to spark new ideas and share knowledge that helps drive developments forward.
For more information, visit http://www.shell.ca/.
We haven’t always called it ‘sustainability’ – but doing the right thing for the environment and the communities in which we operate has been part of our culture for almost 60 years
Originally founded in Calgary in 1958, we are proud of our long track record in creating “The Best Places to Call Home” and our legacy for future generations
The merger that created Brookfield Residential in 2011 located the North American head office in Calgary. This allows us to learn, share and apply new ideas from across the US and Canada towards better, more sustainable homes and communities. We have just launched our internal Sustainable Brookfield initiative to capitalize on our combined experience and drive positive change.
We believe that sustainability can be measured against the triple bottom line – environmental, economic and social. Put another way it’s about creating a healthy environment, economy and community.
Our people are passionate about continuous improvement and driving innovation in Calgary. We were one of the first to promote Low Impact Design (LID) storm-water practices on a large scale. We have invested in research through MRU into ways to improve storm-water quality. We foster social interaction and community formation through our Homeowner Associations programming and place-making. And we are heavily involved in working to maintain housing affordability and choice for Calgarians – a key part of our City’s quality of life and competitive advantage.
We look to partner with other progressive companies and organizations like Pathway2Sustainability that share our values. Together we can make informed decisions that create better homes, better communities and replenish our common planet.
imagineCALGARY is an award winning initiative that represents the voice of 18,000 Calgarians. Together, we created a shared vision for our city and a detailed plan for how to get there. Through a focus on 114 targets in five interrelated systems, the Plan puts all Calgarians on a shared path towards urban sustainability in the 21st century. It truly is imagination into action and you are invited to be a part of it.
Sustainability Resources Ltd. has been engaging municipal decision makers, non-government organizations, provincial government staff, academics, and industry leaders since 2009. We are respected for introducing best practices, clarifying policy and legislative options, and encouraging collaboration on innovative approaches to complex sustainability challenges.
We provide professional and educational resources to communities needing to manage natural resources, create opportunities for innovative sustainable infrastructure solutions, and implement community sustainability plans. We also design, obtain funding for, and market programs and initiatives that accelerate community capacity and infrastructure solutions for sustainability.