Green Calgary wins Water Wise Award
November 15, 2018
Environment-focused charity Green Calgary has been awarded a national Water Wise Award from the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH).
CIPH chair Allen Taylor lauded Green Calgary for its leadership in encouraging and inspiring others to champion environmental leadership in their homes, workplaces, schools and communities.
Green Calgary earned specific praise for its Green Homes and Community program, designed to help people incorporate simple and affordable green options into the way they live, work and play, and its annual community rain barrel sales initiative, which has saved over a billion litres of water to date.
”Every community in Canada should be fortunate enough to have an organization like Green Calgary working on its behalf,” said Taylor. ”Beyond its commitment to water conservation, we were duly impressed by Green Calgary’s efforts to bring environmental education and programming into schools.”
Green Kids and Generation Green are children and youth programs offered to schools and community groups for youth grades 7-12; providing education, problem-solving skills and encouragement to make personal changes which promote positive environmental action.
”Green Calgary prides itself on the notion that small changes will lead to big impacts and this award is honestly a huge honour for the environmental work we do,” said Conor Tapp, Green Calgary’s executive director. ”In addition to thanking CIPH, I’d like to express gratitude to our funders, sponsors and the people of Calgary for sharing in our belief that we can and should continue to work toward a greener community, country and planet.”