Climate Change Webinar Series
Be Yardsmart! How to make a healthy and resilient yard and community
This session provides information on the City of Calgary’s YardSmart program with a focus on biodiversity and supporting pollinators. This session is for you if you’re interested in creating a beautiful yard that thrives in Calgary’s changing climate and contributes to the health and vibrancy of our city’s natural environment!
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Switching to Renewable Energy
Renewable energy offers so many benefits such as energy independence, lower (or no) utility bills, increased home comfort and helping to limit global climate change.
Homes and workplaces produce two-thirds (66% in 2019) of Calgary's greenhouse gas emissions. Choosing who provides your energy and how it is produced is one of the most effective ways to limit your contribution to global climate change. It starts by understanding your choices.
This workshop, co-hosted by The City of Calgary's Climate Program and Open Streets, addresses some of the most common misconceptions about renewable energy in Alberta, walks you through the options available and shares ideas on how to evaluate what is best for you.
So, you're curious about electric vehicles?
This webinar was co-hosted with The City of Calgary and Peaks to Prairies during National Drive Electric Week (September 26 to October 4, 2020).
Choosing an electric vehicle can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and save you money on maintenance, fuel and potentially on insurance premiums as well. Electric vehicles are also quiet, powerful and fun to drive! Transportation accounts for one-third of Calgary's greenhouse gas emissions, making electric vehicle adoption one of the greatest opportunities to reduce emissions in our city.
This workshop, co-hosted by The City of Calgary's Climate Program and Transportation Planning with special guests from Peaks to Prairies, addresses some of the most common misperceptions about electric vehicles, delves into the benefits and barriers of electric vehicle ownership, explores the advancement of charging infrastructure in Alberta and more.
Climate Change 101
Climate change has become a defining issue of our time, and the majority of Calgarians are concerned about it.
This session helps demystify this complex topic, providing information about what climate change is, how climate change is impacting Calgary, how The City of Calgary is taking action and how Calgarians can be part of the solution.
Active Transportation: Bike Commuting in Calgary
Interested in riding your bike more often, but not sure how to get started? Join us for a free, fun and friendly introduction to cycling (including winter cycling) for Calgarians! Learn all about the many tools and resources available to help you feel more comfortable behind the handlebars.
Home Energy Efficiency
Do you know the most effective ways to reduce your home energy bills? Since home energy use accounts for more than one-quarter of Calgary's greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy in your home is an impactful way to help limit global climate change. This workshop, co-hosted by The City of Calgary's Climate Program and Empower Me, covers the top five changes you can make to in your home, further actions you can take, and how these actions contribute to our climate change targets.
Preparing for Climate Change
Flooding, hail, high winds and other extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense in Calgary due to climate change. Along with these hazards comes rising insurance costs, health impacts and property damage. This workshop, hosted by City of Calgary staff, will help you understand what climate change means for Calgary, what actions you can take to prepare and how The City of Calgary is adapting to our changing climate.
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