www.greencalgary.org/ Calgary Video : Green Calgary is a dynamic, non-profit urban environmental organization with a mission to empower Calgarians to create healthy homes and communities through environmental education, products and services. Since 1978 Green Calgary has sought to address a range of pressing urban environmental issues including pollution, waste management and resource conservation. As the nature and understanding of these and other issues has evolved over the years, so to has Green Calgary’s focus, programs and approach. In addition to providing information and raising awareness, our organization strives to provide the specific tools and resources that empower individuals and groups to make positive environmental changes.
Green Calgary will play a significant role in bringing this vision to fruition in five to seven years…. ‘Calgarians are world leaders in urban environmental sustainability.’
Green Calgary is a not-for-profit organization that relies on fundraising to support its programs and services. Please click on the links to the left to find out more.
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“We like to say it’s easy being green with a little help, a little education, a little support and that sort of thing, it becomes easier and easier. That’s what we do. We come in and we help people through education and through advice, through hands-on support and services consulting with businesses and in the community and with families. I visit schools and other organizations to provide hands-on presentations where the kids get to experience what the environment and sustainable living is all about. The kids actually remember so much more when they get to experience something and for them to learn a topic and actually make realizations about how they impact the environment, can actually change their entire perspective. My role with the organization is to essentially help residents, people in their homes green their homes whatever that looks like for them. It’s a very holistic and personalized look at the home. We are able to tailor every visit to whatever the needs of the homeowner are. I think certainly the main areas are chemical use in the home and saving on utility bills. I think those are the primary concerns when we are going in to a home for the first time. I work on the Green Workplace Program. I’m a Green Workplace Consultant. I help businesses to reduce their environmental impact. Sometimes they don’t really know what their goals are; they just say, “Green our office,” and so we have to come in and help them refine their goals. Is it more around waste-related or is it more energy-related. We’re encouraging businesses to reduce their waste, recycle their waste. I feel like I’m making a difference in the Alberta Recycling climate, Calgarians are really open to the message. They’re a city where we really appreciate the beautiful environment that we have. I think the city of Calgary has set some excellent sustainability goals for the community and people are from all sectors are interested in being part of reaching those goals. I think a lot of people, they want to make change and they just don’t know where to start. That’s where we come in. www.greencalgary.org. People often need a helping hand and that friendly support. That’s what we’re here to do. I think it makes a big difference.”
http://www.roomtoread.org Calgary Video – Room to Read – Girls Night Out – BizBOXTV had the chance to work with Room To Read to produce this great video which played @ it’s 2012 Girls Night Out Event in Calgary, Alberta.
“We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. To achieve this goal, we focus on two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. We work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond.”
Girls’ Night Out is an award-winning, annual (and unique!) “women only” fundraising event in Calgary, Alberta to support Room to Read.Launched in 2009, Girls’ Night Out is a unique “women only” fundraiser designed to encourage women of all ages to enjoy an evening of fun
and philanthropy. Following on the heels of our three previous and highly successful events, we are busy working behind the scenes to launch our fifth annual fundraiser. Stay tuned for our theme announcement as well as information on tickets, location and all of those special details that make Girls’ Night Out and evening to remember!
Girls’ Night Out is an annual Calgary-based event held in support of Room to Read, an organization looking to “transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.” For more information on Room to Read, visit www.roomtoread.org.
About the Organizers:
We are a group of community-minded women focused on doing what we can to break the cycle of poverty through the education of women and children in the developing world. All of us come with experience in the not-for-profit, community investment or marketing sectors and our common bond is our friendship and penchant for laughter coupled with a passion for the cause. Girls Night Out is a reflection of who we are….fun loving gals with a desire to make a difference.