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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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Vehicle Tire Pressure Maintenance trending idea

My idea has it's benefits of being simple, effectively cheap and with immediate reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of operating vehicles.

It has been shown that there is a significant reduction in vehicle fuel efficiency when the tires are not kept at optimum pressure.   The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performed a study in 2012 and determined that "for every 1% decrease in tire pressure... more »

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The Green Cab & Delivery Ca. trending idea

THE GREEN CAB & DELIVERY CA., is born to tackle different issues that harass our cities with a very interesting business idea that can be easily replicated all over the country with help of the federal government, provincial governments and specific NGOs and private companies. And with the potential to become an international phenomenon. 

The first issue , in short, is the unemployments rates and economic struggle we... more »

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Calgary Holistic Actions for Renewable Microgrids (CHARM)

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International team including Calgary inventors, entrepreneurs, investors… wants to demonstrate how to standardize microgrids so that they can all talk to each other and interact. That's an absolutely critical step if microgrids are going to be as important and valuable as we think they can be. We suggest that Calgary could show that microgrids can be implemented cost effectively to provide resilience and... more »

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Shalimar Garden: An Islamic Persian Style Sustainable Garden

Building a sustainable cultural park that tells the story of Muslims in Calgary and signifies inclusivity by showcasing the rich history of Islamic Heritage, and offering a naturally therapeutic space for people to gather, while preserving biodiversity, and protecting environment is a step forward towards transforming Calgary into a smart city with net-zero emissions. Thus, the proposition is to build Shalimar Garden:... more »

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Earthware Edited

Reusable container service for restaurant takeout and delivery

Earthware's sustainable initiative aims to unclog some of the waste caused by takeout/delivery containers (single-use plastic, styrofoam containers and even compostables) while simultaneously supporting the vital restaurant industry.

The process is easy - order takeout from your favorite participating restaurant, select the Earthware reusable container option,... more »

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AI Shading – An energy efficient Smart Blind technology

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Buildings account for 76% of global electricity consumption and approx. 35% of that total building energy consumption is for air conditioning, heating, and ventilation. It's a tragedy, and an awful waste of energy-saving opportunities, to see window coverings like blinds and shades sitting idle and slacking in buildings. We are going to improve Calgary building energy efficiency one shade at a time.

How the... more »

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The SolFood Project

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Be it destructive hailstorms, as witnessed over the summer of 2020, or the extreme heat and drought which the prairie provinces are contending with, being a farmer or food producer is an arduous role. This is particularly true when one looks at the Calgary area, which faces unique challenges and uncertainty. For context, between the years of 1983 and 2008, insured crop loss claims in Alberta averaged $100mm.... more »

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Commuter bike lanes to parallel transit/BRT corridors

A healthy and green city. A city that moves. A city of safe and inspiring neighborhoods. Reduced carbon emissions. Healthier people. Reduced traffic congestion. Reduced traffic accidents. These are the objectives of the City of Calgary and its constituents.

These objectives can all be achieved by amending the standard design guidelines and creating a policy to mandate separated, protected commuter bike lanes as part... more »

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Skipcrete and Rebelwall

Wattle and daub have been used for at least 6,000 years and are still important construction materials in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique. Unfortunately, wattle and daub have nowhere near the strength that concrete has and perform poorly in earthquake... more »

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Wanted: 1 Million Tons of Mined Plastic

My name Is Jonathan Hammond and want to mine 1 million tons of plastic.

Not from the ground but from the discarded plastic that has already served it's initial purpose and is perceived to be worthless. There's been time and resources spent on plastic and it can be used over and over again so it's not worthless. There's also a misconception that plastic in itself is harmful to the environment. A more accurate statement... more »

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Wanted: 1 Million Litres of Water

My name is Jonathan Hammond and I want to save 1 million litres of water.

Water conservation may move more and more into the forefront of the environmental protection spectrum in the coming years and decades. The best way to start saving water is by not wasting it and we can start right in our own homes.

The City of Calgary does an excellent job providing clean, great tasting water to its citizens. It is pumped into... more »

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Skipcrete and Rebelwall

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Wattle and daub have been used for at least 6,000 years and are still important construction materials in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique. Unfortunately, wattle and daub have nowhere near the strength that concrete has and perform poorly in earthquake... more »

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STARS, STEM, STEALTH, AND SHIELD

THE 4 S-MEN

STARS, STEM, STEALTH, & SHIELD

Rhea Building Logic has developed over a dozen novel innovations to affordably reduce the energy load of today's homes. Once the concept of a recycling home energy appliance was born the need for a building system that could take advantage of Rhea's capabilities was created. These are the 4 S men of the ReBeL system.

STARS: Solar Thermal-Air Roofing System

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GEM, C-ZER, RAZOR, & TEMPERING

GEM: GAS EXHAUST MITIGATION

Houses that use natural gas produce CO₂ and lots of it. The weeping pipe is installed on all new homes at a cost of around $50 a linear meter. The bulk of the cost comes from requiring the rock-slinger truck that provides the gravel. The pipe we all use is cheap, usually made from 100% recycled plastic, and often comes with a nylon sock that further prevents dirt from entering the pipe. This... more »

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