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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Sustainable Calgary

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Community and voluntary action[edit]

wikipedia:Volunteer Calgary

Community energy[edit]

Community involvement[edit]

Three Things (

Cycling activism[edit]

Bike Calgary, member-based non-profit organization advocating for and promoting transportation cycling with over 1,300 members. W

Open spaces[edit]

Alberta Land Trust Alliance

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Open Streets Calgary


Calgary, Transportation: Calgary Transit provides public transportation services throughout the city with buses and light rail. Calgary's light rail system, known as the C-Train, was one of the first such systems in North America (behind Edmonton LRT and San Diego Trolley). It consists of four lines (two routes) on 58.2 km (36.2 mi) of track. The Calgary LRT is one of the continents busiest carrying 270,000 passengers per weekday and approximately half of Calgary downtown workers take the transit to work. The C-Train is also North America's first and only LRT to run on 100% renewable energy.
As an alternative to the over 260 km (160 mi) of shared bikeways on streets, the city has a network of multi-use (bicycle, walking, rollerblading, etc.) paths spanning over 635 km (395 mi). The Peace Bridge provides pedestrians and cyclists, access to the downtown core from the north side of the Bow river. The bridge ranked among the top 10 architectural projects in 2012 and among the top 10 public spaces of 2012.
In the 1960s, Calgary started to develop a series of pedestrian bridges, connecting many downtown buildings.

News and comment[edit]


Don’t cheer Alberta’s premier yet. Demand she break the oil barons’ vice-grip, Martin Lukacs, November 24 [1]

Another historic day in the battle to stop the tarsands, November 23 [2]

Alberta's climate change strategy targets carbon, coal, emissions, November 23 [3]

Calgary cycle track network: An overnight success story, 5 years in the making, November 4 [4]

Energy democracy: building a solar dream in a tar sands nightmare, September 28 [5]



Bicycle Counts Map

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Alberta, Environmental impacts, Athabasca oil sands


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  1. The Guardian
  2. Greenpeace International
  3. CBC News