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July 2, 2015
How access to local producers builds community
The Bridgeland Riverside Farmer’s Market was created by the community, for the community. Launched in 2014, the Bridgeland Riverside Farmer’s Market is run primarily by volunteers. They call...
June 25, 2015
Humans as nature
Recent research indicates that Western cultures are increasingly disconnected from nature: We spend up to 90% of our time indoors (Health Canada). Just 7% of kids aged 5-11 are meeting physical...
June 19, 2015
Bringing people together to break (flat) bread
The Village Flatbread Co. isn’t your average pizzeria. It aims to serve great tasting food that’s local, seasonal and organic, while promoting healthy eating and food justice. It has removed as many...
June 17, 2015
Change happens forward and backward
In my last article I talked about some changes I’ve witnessed over the past decade. It’s exciting, but it’s still not fast. Picture two cans of paint: the one you’ve always used and another can with...
June 11, 2015
Open Streets EmPOWERs Calgarians through participation
Electricity is invisible and relatively inexpensive in Calgary, so it's easy to understand why it's often wasted. Do you recall your electricity bill from last month? Probably not. We learn best...
June 9, 2015
HSCA: Space for community to grow
The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (HSCA) is committed to serving the communities of Hillhurst, Upper Hillhurst and Sunnyside in Calgary.  Its mission is “to preserve and enhance a...