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This is the work of all Albertans.

The environmental challenges we face are complex and can seem overwhelming. But we know these challenges are less daunting when we work together. And that’s why we are reaching out to those that are passionate about integrated and collaborative solutions, to help us reach our matching donation goal. 

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How to Climb the Residential Retrofit Mountain

To combat climate change, current and future housing in Calgary and Edmonton urgently needs to be more efficient because residential emissions are responsible for 29% of Calgary’s and 20% of Edmonton’s total greenhouse gas emissions each year. To achieve the large scale residential retrofits we require, we need a Retrofit Accelerator Network.

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Alberta Ecotrust Foundation’s acknowledgement for the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation acknowledges that our work stretches across the traditional territories of Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, and Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe nations; lands that are now known as part of Treaties 6, 7, and 8 and homeland of the Métis. Our head office is located in the City of Calgary, which is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. We recommend that on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, you give one day’s pay to support Indigenous projects, movements, organizations and nations.

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Calgarians at a Crossroads

A recent poll shows that 73 percent of Calgary’s citizens believe that investing in climate change is an investment in long-term economic sustainability and prosperity.

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RBC TECH FOR NATURE: SCALING UP ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFITS

We are a proud recipient of the RBC Tech for Nature donation from the RBC Foundation alongside more than 100 leading environmental organizations. Together, we’re tackling the pressing environmental challenges of our times by leveraging technology, developing innovative solutions and building multi-sector partnerships. Through the…

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RESTORING & RECONNECTING

I love this year’s theme for Earth Day: “Restore Our Earth”. I love what it evokes. A sense of gratitude for the beauty of our natural systems, and a sense of calm rejuvenation as our seasons shift. But, if we look closely, the theme of…

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