In 2009 Community, Convening, Environment, Housing
An educational program offering presentations geared to teaching Alberta communities about how to manage growth in a way that promotes sustainability, supports a robust economy, encourages collaboration, and improves the quality of life of its citizens.
The Foothill’s land trust developed these materials to enhance a small land trust’s sustainability and operations. Templates developed include: (1) Policies and Procedures (2) Legal Defence Costs (3) Conservation Easement (4) Baseline Template (5) Baseline documentation. This resource is available as a hard copy in the AREF office.
In 2009 Energy, Environment, Policy, Publication
Report on the results of testing on three green roofs established in Edmonton. The performance of plant species moderately affected by the depth of growth medium in which they were growing. All of the native plant species tested survived the environmental conditions experienced in a roof environment.In 2009 Community, Environment, Publication, Urban
This research of carsharing in the Greater Forest Lawn area by Peter Schryvers was a component of a larger research study examining travel and housing location choice behaviors of households in Calgary. Thirteen households in total were recruited for the study, seven of which came from the Greater Forest Lawn area. ARUSHA supervised the study as part of its social marketing campaign for carsharing in Calgary.
This project was a pioneering community-based program designed to foster sustainable behaviour among the Town’s households. Combining door-to-door canvassing with the tools of Community-Based Social Marketing, the program enlisted residents to take action in one of four domains: water use, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and transportation impacts.
In 2009 Community, Energy, Environment, Primer/brochure, Water
In 2009 Environment, Land Stewardship, Landowners, Publication
Manual designed to address the needs of Alberta’s land trusts and to provide information for new land trusts. It supports the Canadian Land Trust Alliance’s standards and practises and has built in CLTA standards and practices. Modules include (1) Baseline Documentation Report (2) Stewardship Monitoring (3) Dedicated Stewardship Funding (4) Best Stewardship Practises (5) Beneficial Management Practises (6) Funding Development Guide.
This study assessed the feasibility of incorporating a “green” building rating system into the MLS® System for resale homes in Alberta.In 2009 Energy, Environment, Homeowners, Housing
The intent of the recommendations in this report is to ensure that properties used as illegal drug operations produce no adverse health effects or building code implications that will hinder their resale or habitation. This report describes particular contaminants and hazards of marijuana grow operations and methamphetamine labs. Recommendations for education, communication, organization, roles and responsibilities, and reporting are also included in this report.
In 2009 Healthy Homes, Homeowners, Policy, Publication, Realtors
A comprehensive analysis of how land use impacts the health of watersheds, Making the Connection points out the best – and often cheapest – way to maintain clean drinking water, healthy aquatic ecosystems, and abundant fisheries is not to allow them to be compromised in the first place.In 2009 Environment, Land Stewardship, Publication, Water
DVD of participants relating their experience with the Healthy Homes Calgary program and the difference it made to their lives. This resource is available as a hard copy in DVD format in the AREF office.
In 2009 Community, Healthy Homes, Publication
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