Green Calgary, a charity providing environmental education, products, services and hands-on support, has been awarded a national Water Wise Award from the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.
CIPH selected Green Calgary 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. CIPH also lauded Green Calgary’s annual community rain barrel sales initiative, a program that has saved over a billion litres of water. Also, its 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.
“Every community in Canada should be fortunate enough to have an organization like Green Calgary working on its behalf,” said CIPH Chairman Allen 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 Calgary prides itself on the notion that small changes will lead to big impacts and this award is honestly a huge honor 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.”
The CIPH award program was developed to recognize outstanding efforts to improve our relationship with water. Past recipients of the CIPH Water Wise Award include WaterAid Canada, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, le Fonds Éco IGA, Fisheries & Marine Institute of Memorial University, and Steam Whistle Brewery.