This week Terra Informer Shelley Jodoin interviewed Joshua Bénard, a sustainable housing project manager with the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN). They discuss ARDN’s aim to create housing that is both sustainable and affordable.
Alberta Rural Development Network
This week Shelley Jodoin interviewed housing project manager of Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN), Joshua Bénard. They discuss how ARDN works with provincial universities and colleges, rural communities, and other organizations to create sustainable housing. You can check out the ARDN’s website here.
International Compost Awareness Week, May 7th- 13th
If you live in Edmonton, the city has Compost S’cool starting May 13th, from 10 am to 4 pm on weekends and holidays until Labour day. Compost S’cool is a program meant to help you start your own composting operation; whether it be a large backyard bin or a small bin of worms. You can find them on location between the John Janzen Nature Centre and Fort Edmonton Park, and check out the Facebook page here.
For listeners not in Edmonton – check out your city’s website or check out the compost council of Canada’s website here for more information.
Biomimicry Alberta Workshop: Summer Series 2017
Biomimicry in this context is drawing inspiration from the natural world for example, the beak of kingfisher birds have provided the blueprint for more aerodynamic designs in trains. Learn more here.
The third annual Alberta Biomimicry Workshop will be happening on the University of Alberta campus on June 24 and 25. Registration is $150 but there is a discounted rate for students! You can find more information here.
Oil spill busting technology gets $1.7M federal funding boost
UAlberta’s Ingenuity Lab developing nanotech mesh that pulls oil out of water, then releases it so it can be reused. Read the article here.
UAlberta named one of Canada’s greenest employers for ninth year in a row
University recognized for employee programs, innovative facilities. Read the article here.