2008 Community League Green Challenge

Some of Edmonton's fine green leaders have a challenge for you all: green your community leagues! Community league buildings all around the city represent an opportunity for green improvement, because most of them were built some time ago, when words like "energy efficiency" and "low flow" were pretty foreign. 

Community leagues are being encouraged to:

1. Complete an energy audit of your hall
2. Change all old light bulbs and replace them with compact fluorescent bulbs.
3. Replace old appliances with new energy efficient appliances.
4. Place “TURN OUT THE LIGHTS” stickers on all light switches.
5. Sign your hall up with a Green Power provider i.e. Bullfrog Power
6. Re-landscape all skating rinks and put rinks on a separate water meter with EPCOR.
7. Install Programmable Thermostats.
8. Your own innovative “green” idea.
9. Registering with CORE- City of Edmonton Carbon Reduction Strategy

Community Leagues that meet 5 of the 8 challenges before May 2009 will receive prizes and a chance to win an efficiency upgrade worth $5000. The first 50 leagues to register receive a grab bag of bargains, including a thermostat to get you started.

This is a great time to get involved in your league - I've met lots of my neighbours through my involvement, and if you're done greening your house, this gives you a chance to green the community house.

Visit the 2008 Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues Green Challenge Website for more details.

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I work for a non profit who is distributing energy efficiency articles to all of the community league newspapers in Alberta. So if anyone from Edmonton is interested in joining the database and receiving our articles they'd be welcome to contact me at


Rosemary Wilson

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come." (Chinese Proverb)

Thanks Rosemary. I'll pass on your information.

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