Annual General Meeting – November 2

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Join us on November 2 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre for our Annual General Meeting and celebration of Lethbridge’s Green Superheroes. Agenda: 5:00 – Appetizers, Past Present Future Exhibit, Mingling 6:00 – Call to Order for … Continued

Welcome to Kelti Baird

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We are very pleased to welcome Kelti Baird as the Project Coordinator until March 2018! To get to know her better, we asked her some questions:  How long have you lived in Lethbridge? I have lived in Lethbridge since September … Continued

Energy Efficiency Survey

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Environment Lethbridge is conducting a short survey in order to understand the benefits and barriers associated with adopting energy efficient changes to homeowners and individuals within the City of Lethbridge. This survey is part of an ongoing practice to help … Continued

October Events

Some excellent events are coming up in October, so make sure you head out to a few and learn how you can positively impact Lethbridge sustainability! October 3, 4-6 pm Green Drinks Owl Acoustic Lounge 411-3 Ave S, Lethbridge Have a drink, … Continued

What Not to Wear

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A reader asks: There have been numerous articles in the news about how much water is required to grow and produce cotton cloth. I am wondering which clothing materials use the least resources and would be considered ‘green’ in terms … Continued

Welcome to Nikki Hort!

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We are very pleased to welcome Nikki Hort as a practicum student from the University of Lethbridge’s School of Public Health who will be working with us until December. To get to know her better, we had some questions: How … Continued

Who doesn’t love to party?

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A reader asks: What are some options for eco-friendly party decor for kids and adults? So much of those supplies just end up in the garbage.   A. Sometimes one-time events like parties or weddings or Christmas tend to fly … Continued

September Events

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Upcoming Events for September Sep 8, 9 & 10. Reuse Rendezvous. Freecycle your gently used items and find new-to-you treasures. Sep 11-Nov 5. Past Present Future. Explore the history of Lethbridge’s environment, where we are today and where we might go in … Continued

Clothing Conundrum

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Q. Clothing Conundrum. I’m never sure what to do with ripped or stained clothing. I use some for household rags, but I don’t need all of them. Is there somewhere to donate clothing which is no longer fit for wearing? … Continued

Energy Efficiency Basics Workshop

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Join us for our first energy efficiency workshop. Learn the steps you can take to make your home or business more energy efficient, reduce your energy costs and have commonly asked questions answered. Register through Eventbrite here.

August- Events

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August 1, 4-6 pm Green Drinks Owl Acoustic Lounge 411-3 Ave S, Lethbridge Have a drink, meet some new people, answer some green trivia questions, win some great prizes. August 8, 1pm. Videos, Games and Popcorn! Hosted by Oldman Watershed Council at the Galt … Continued

Lethbridge Community Garden Network Formed

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Community gardens, where community members garden collectively on a single piece of land, are scattered throughout Lethbridge. Now, under the auspices of Environment Lethbridge, community gardens have a network to provide information and support. “We are very excited to host … Continued

Welcome to Dear Mabel!

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Dear Mabel is an advice column for your environmental problems and dilemmas. If you want to know how to set up a composter, what flowers are best for bees, where to recycle fluorescent light bulbs or anything else related to our … Continued

June Events

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June 4, 1-4 pm. Coulee Clean Up with Environment Lethbridge. Join Environment Lethbridge for a coulee clean up in the River Valley. Prizes for the most unusual item and the best collector. Please bring gloves, a hat, water and good shoes. June 5, … Continued

May Events

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May 5. 3:30 pm. Hot Composting Workshop with Dan Rollingson from Earthly Matters. Hosted by the Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association and the Interfaith Food Bank. May 5-7. Jane’s Walk. Jane’s Walk (named for urban planner Jane Jacobs) is an annual … Continued

April Events

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April 12. 100 Reasons to Go Outside. Hosted by the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. April 12, 7pm. Ecosystem Management Presentations, Part II. Bats, Raptors and Bird Banding. Hosted by the Lethbridge Naturalists at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. April 22, … Continued

Nominations Open for EL Executive Committee

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We are currently seeking nominations for our Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is the governing board of the organization and is responsible for overall direction, policy and governance. The Executive Committee meets monthly and the estimated commitment is 6-8 hours … Continued

March Events

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March 7. 4pm.  Lethbridge Green Drinks. Owl Acoustic Lounge 411-3 Ave S. Informal gathering to discuss environmental issues, projects and solutions. First Tuesday of each month. March 7. 7pm. Ksisskstaki with Ryan Heavy Head. Hosted by the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. … Continued

Nominations Open for Executive Committee

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The Executive Committee is seeking nominations from people in Lethbridge interested in advancing sustainable practices in the region. The Executive Committee works on behalf of the Community Partners to oversee the day-to-day governance of Environment Lethbridge. It is responsible for … Continued

Community Gardens in Lethbridge

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As Lethbridge continues to grow, community gardens play an important role for a range of reasons, environmentally, socially and economically. Community gardens; develop otherwise unused areas into fertile and productive green spaces, provide fresh, locally grown produce to a multitude … Continued

Summer Movie Nights

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Environment Lethbridge is pleased to present free film screenings throughout the summer. All screenings will be held at The Hub, 319-6 St. S. in Lethbridge. Popcorn and snacks will be provided. To download the film schedule, please click here. Wednesday, … Continued

Net Zero House Takes Shape in Lethbridge

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A local family is in the process of building a net-zero house on the westside of Lethbridge. Brian Sexton agreed to talk about the project and answer some of our questions about the construction of their net-zero house. Tell me a little … Continued

Volunteer Spotlight: Mel Lefebvre

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Mel began volunteering with Environment Lethbridge as our Volunteer Photographer in January of this year. We asked her to share her thoughts about sustainability, superheros and time travel. How long have you lived in Lethbridge?  I have lived in Lethbridge … Continued

Cooking with Photons Workshop Photos

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On Family, the Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association (LSLA), Helen Schuler Nature Centre and Environment Lethbridge co-hosted a workshop for teens on solar cooking. Following a presentation by Thomas Porter from LSLA, each participant was able to make their own solar … Continued

Photos from Our Open House

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On February 18, Environment Lethbridge and the Oldman Watershed Council hosted an Open House at our new office at 319-6 Street South in Lethbridge. Here are a few photos from the event: [slideshow_deploy id=’658′]   All photos are copyright Mel … Continued

The First R

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We’ve spent a lot of time talking about recycling in Lethbridge – recycling bins, recycling depots, curbside recycling. Perhaps the recent decision by Lethbridge City Council to reject curbside recycling in Lethbridge should be a reminder that recycling is intended … Continued

Read our February Newsletter

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We make the case for the first of the three Rs in our February newsletter. “In our efforts to do the right thing, it’s easy to forget that recycling is the last best option. In fact, recycling should be the … Continued

Community Events Volunteers Wanted

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We are looking for volunteers to help out at different community events. If you are interested in sharing information about sustainability, connecting with the community and attending local events, these positions may be for you! We have two volunteer opportunities … Continued

EL Accepting Nominations for Members at Large

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The Executive Committee is seeking nominations from people in Lethbridge interested in advancing sustainable practices in the region. The Executive Committee works on behalf of the Community Partners to oversee the day-to-day governance of the Council. It is responsible for fiduciary care, oversight of … Continued

2015 AGM/Vision Meeting on 29 October

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The 2015 Environment Lethbridge Vision Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday, October 29 between 4:30pm and 7:30pm at The Lethbridge Nature Centre. If you would like to attend, please RSVP at info@environmentlethbridge.org 4:30pm – 5:15pm……… Meet and greet, light food & … Continued

Free Reuse Rendezvous Lawn Signs!

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[ezcol_1half] Reuse Rendezvous lawn signs are available at the Lethbridge Public Library, Downtown LA (#309-6th Street South) and the Lethbridge Nature Centre. They are free and come with mounting hardware so that they stand out prominently. We encourage folks to pick … Continued

Keen for Green 2015

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The Keen for Green 2015 event was a wonderful success. We had many local, environmentally-minded businesses and people attend to enjoy the beautiful weather, the guest speakers and the BBQ. Many thanks to all the hard working volunteers that made the … Continued

Urban Farming in the News

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The Lethbridge Herald ran a story on April 13 about a new initiative taking place in our community. Josh Hellawell of Synergy Farms is breaking ground for the SPIN farm this month, with the goal of selling locally produced organic … Continued

New site is live!

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Spring is the time of renewal and growth, and in that spirit the new Environment Lethbridge site is live! Here we plan to engage the community with blog posts about our community partners and about local environmental news, to share … Continued

The Dirt’s in the Details

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There’s been a lot of discussion going on with the City Council of Lethbridge about introducing either curbside recycling, organic waste (greenbox) recycling or both in the next couple of years. Mayor Chris Spearman is spearheading the effort to get both … Continued