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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Calgary Green Produce Integration trending idea Edited

The Future of Farming





Modern society has found itself based around sprawling urban hubs. These dense cities, often far from where our food is grown, pose gargantuan logistics challenges, often costing lots of time, money, and fuel. Through urban farming, we are able to not only slash this logistics chain, we are also able to localize the economy, more efficiently... more »

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REDUCTION IN GHG EMISSION BY DECENTRALIZED COMPOSTING trending idea

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As per our understanding from your data, in 2015 a total of 240,600 tonnes of organic waste was disposed at City of Calgary landfills. It is expected that the amount of organic waste sent to city landfills for disposal will be reduced to 79,600 tonnes per year (TPY) by 2025. The centralized Shepard composting facility installed by City of Calgary has capacity to compost 145,000 TPY of organic... more »

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Energy generation from waste

Waste is a non-stop issue globally. The idea we're bringing is to re-think waste as a resource. This encompass planning from consumers site to the final place where waste is converted into a resource. 

The idea we're bringing encompasses environmentally friendly means of collecting waste and proper processing of waste. This process will eliminate waste going to the landfill and produce items used day-to-day. Our goal... more »

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City Policy and Planning through a Whole System Approach Edited

This proposal approaches reducing emissions in Calgary in order to reach its target goals, through environmental policy and city planning using Poland and Dooris' (2010) article as a guide. The guide states that addressing climate change requires the following 6 principles:

• Adopt a 'whole system' approach: i.e., investigate the 'cyclical' nature of implementing policies

o e.g., When citizens choose to walk to work,... more »

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Ecoplast Solutions - Advancing the Circular Economy

Ecoplast Solutions - Composite Building and Advancing the Circular Economy

The world is facing a plastics crisis. In 2018, global plastic waste totaled 260 million metric tons; by 2030, that number is estimated to rise to 460 million. Although plastics have many societal benefits that make life more convenient, the system is broken. As a result, single-use plastics are the leading waste polluters harming our environment.... more »

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Innovative Approach to Tackling the Issue of Electronic Waste

The future of recycling

In the age of technological advancement where we are growingly dependent on electronic usage, it is not surprising that electronic waste is the fastest-growing solid waste stream. Just last year, almost 54 million tonnes of e-waste were dumped globally with Canada being a large contributor to the problem. Among electronic waste, only 17% of it is recycled, amounting to an estimated $57 billion... more »

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Bioplastic Alternatives and the Circular Economy

Resolving the global plastic waste problem requires a multi-faceted approach - legislation, scientific innovation, and changes to consumer behaviour.  We hope to provide bioplastic alternatives to single-use plastics that are dissolvable in water, made from food grade items/food waste, and are completely compostable in your backyard.  We're not talking about PVA, PLA, or PVOH. 

What started as a passion project has fully... more »

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ZS2 Technologies- Construction Solutions for Building a Better

ZS2 technologies is a leading-edge innovation company located in Calgary, Alberta. We develop novel Magnesium Carbonate based cement that sequesters significant CO2 and utilizes wastewater from existing industries. Our research is intended to result in a proprietary, Alberta made, highly sustainable, commercial building product that will open up jobs, market towards the global construction industry, while prioritizing... more »

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City Policy and Planning Through a Whole Systems Approach

This proposal approaches reducing emissions in Calgary in order to reach its target goals, through environmental policy and city planning using Poland and Dooris' (2010) article as a guide. The guide states that addressing climate change requires the following 6 principles:

• Adopt a 'whole system' approach: i.e., investigate the 'cyclical' nature of implementing policies

o e.g., When citizens choose to walk to work,... more »

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