As I sit on my bike in the mornings at the 109th Street and Saskatchewan Drive intersection, I sometimes count how many passing cars are single occupancy. The percentage is about 90%, which is shameful given that many of them are driving from the same neighborhood to the same general area.

Concerned citizens should make their transportation choices in this order of preference:

  1. walk or bike
  2. bus
  3. carpool
  4. drive alone

There's a very cool new tool for Edmontonians who want to carpool:  read more... »

Greenest House in Edmonton

One of the 12 greenest houses in Canada is being built right here in Edmonton.

The Riverdale NetZero Energy Duplex is under construction right now in Edmonton's river valley, as part of CMHC's EQuilibrium Housing Initiative.

A net zero energy house generates all its own heat and electricity on an annual basis. Is this really possible here in Edmonton’s cold northerly climate? Yes!

Visit for more details.  read more... »

Plant Now

Edmonton-Grown Swiss Chard

Edmonton-grown Swiss Chard

Incredible things can be done in Edmonton with a backyard garden. And growing food in our yards is one of the best things we can do to mitigate climate change and reduce our overall impact.

Permaculture expert Ron Berezan ( is a wealth of information on how to grow incredible amounts of food in Edmonton yards.  read more... »

NAIT Is Going Green

Toward a sustainable campus

Oct. 17, 2007 – NAIT has hired a Sustainability Officer to co-ordinate programs aimed at transforming the Institute into showcase of environmental performance.

Katie Laviolette has been appointed to role of Sustainability Officer, reporting to the Office of the President, making NAIT a leader among post-secondary institutes in Edmonton.  read more... »