Below are some links to information and resources about sustainability for the City of the Lethbridge. We hope to grow this resource list over time, if you have resources that should be added to our list, please email us at info@environmentlethbridge.org

Biodiversity

Biodiversity in Alberta, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

Top 5 invasive species threatening Alberta’s ecosystems, CBC News 

Species-at-Risk, Alberta Environment and Parks

Species-at-Risk Public Registry, Environment Canada

Alberta Invasive Species Council https://www.abinvasives.ca/about-us

The Hated 8: Alberta’s Invasive Species, Alberta Conservation Association 

 

 

Water 

Facts About Water in Alberta (Government of Alberta)

Water: There is No Substitute (Helen Schuler Nature Centre)

Xeriscape (City of Lethbridge)

Save Water, Save Money (City of Spruce Grove)

Water Calculator, Home Water Works 

Water Conservation, City of Lethbridge 

Yellow Fish Road Program, City of Lethbridge 

Wastewater Treatment Process, City of Lethbridge 

Stormwater, City of Lethbridge

Explore your Watershed, Oldman Watershed Council 

25 ways to conserve water in the home and yard

25 simple and easy ways to reduce water pollution now! 

 

 

Waste and Recycling

City of Lethbridge Waste and Recycling Program Guide

City of Lethbridge Recycle Depot Location Map

Municipal Waste Reduction Resource Kit, Recycling Council of Alberta 

Where to recycle electronics, paint or tires; Alberta Recycling Management Authority 

Alberta’s Household Hazardous Waste Program, Alberta Recycling Management Authority

Alberta Environment’s Backyard Composting, City of Lethbridge 

Waste Wizard, City of Lethbridge

Recycling Item List, City of Lethbridge

Hazardous Waste Management, Alberta Environment and Parks

Too Good to Waste, Alberta Environment and Parks

How to reduce food waste, Frugality Magazine http://www.frugalitymagazine.com/how-to-reduce-food-waste/

 

Energy

Sustainable Energy in Southern Alberta (SouthGrow)

Solar Energy – Southern Alberta (Southern Alberta Alternative Energy Partnership)

How Geosystems Work, Canadian GeoExchange Coalition

Home Design Considerations, Canadian GeoExchange Coalition

GeoExchange Systems for an Existing Home, Canadian GeoExchange Coalition

Maintenance of a GeoExchange System, Canadian GeoExchange Coalition

Solar Hybrid Energy Systems, Sun Bandit

Residential Geothermal – The Basics, Geothermal Pros and Cons

Geothermal Exchange Basics, Threshold Renewable Energies

Geothermal Heating and Cooling, Ecohome

Ground Temperatures as a Function of Location, Season, and Depth, Build it Solar

About CanGEA, Canadian Geothermal Energy Association

About Us, International Ground Source Heat Pump Association

Certified Residential Geothermal Designer, International Ground Source Heat Pump Association

Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD) Course, International Ground Source Heat Pump Association

Renewable Energy Education and Training Opportunities in Alberta, Canada, Calgary Economic Development

Classes, Solar Energy Society of Alberta

Alternative Energy Technology, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Hydropower Technology and Types of Hydroelectric Power Plants, Renewable Energy World

Solar Hot Water: PV or Thermal?, Renewable Energy World

 

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