100-year Goals and Targets

Collective Urban Farm Sales and CSA

YYC Growers and Distributors are a collective of about 10 farms, 1 bakery, and 1 fruit vendor that will be sharing market tables at two farmers markets this year. The group works at increasing local food production by growing vegetables right in Calgary. We are also selling CSA Farm Shares to 75 families that will be distributed through the farmers markets.

100 Year Goals and Targets

Food

Target 7
By 2036, Calgarians support local food production.
Target 8
By 2036, Calgary maintains access to reliable and quality food sources.
Target 9
By 2036, 100 per cent of Calgary’s food supply derives from sources that practice sustainable food production.
Target 10
By 2010, 100 per cent of Calgarians have access to nutritious foods.
Target 11
By 2036, over 50 per cent of Calgary businesses adopt a protocol for sustainable practices and report on it regularly.
Target 12
By 2016, Calgary has a strong and diverse portfolio of locally based businesses.
Target 13
By 2036, all Calgarians consume more responsibly.
Target 14
By 2036, we are developing “complete communities” that, among other aspects, allow people to obtain daily goods and services within a reasonable walking distance from home.
Target 22
By 2036, we reduce the annual private vehicle kilometres travelled per capita by 20 per cent.

Economic well-being

Target 35
By 2036, the number of environmentally sustainable and commercially viable value-added products and technologies produced in Calgary increases by 100 per cent.
Target 36
By 2036, Calgary’s non-oil-related industries grow by 50 per cent.

Air

Target 67
By 2036, energy consumption is reduced by 30 per cent based on 1999 use.
Target 73
By 2036, sustainable urban food production increases to five per cent.
Target 74
By 2036, the consumption of urban- and regionally produced food by Calgarians increases to 30 per cent.
Target 77
By 2036, Calgary’s ecological footprint decreases to below the 2001 Canadian average of 7.25 hectares per capita.

Aesthetic enjoyment

Target 85
By 2036, 90 per cent of citizens report that Calgary is a beautiful city.
Target 90
By 2036, all Calgarians live in a safe and clean natural environment, as measured by the quality of its air, water, soil and food sources, plus by the lack of exposure to toxic waste.
Target 91
By 2036, 95 per cent of Calgarians enjoy positive and supportive living conditions, as reflected by adequate income; high rates of employment; adequate food and appropriate nutrition; appropriate, adequate and affordable housing; and high levels of personal safety.
Target 92
By 2036, 95 per cent of Calgarians receive sufficient information and support to maintain and improve their health and foster their independence at all ages and stages of life.
Target 94
By 2036, the incidences of preventable illness, injury and premature death are significantly reduced.
Target 101
By 2036, 90 per cent of citizens agree that “Calgary is a city with soul,” which is defined as citizens having meaning and purpose in life and experiencing ongoing feelings of connectedness with some form of human, historic or natural system.
Target 112
By 2010, 90 per cent of Calgarians agree that there is a strong sense of community in Calgary, and at least 80 per cent of Calgarians report high levels of satisfaction, sense of belonging, attachment and civic pride.

Alberta's Green Energy Doors Open 2017

This is the fourth year Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC) is partnering with the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association to building on the success of Green Energy Doors Open 2017.

GEDO is an annual, province-wide showcase providing with access to Decentralised Energy (DE) projects, businesses, manufacturing sites, education programs and other related initiatives. To learn more about GEDO, please click here.

This year, GEDO will take place over three days from Friday, September 22nd to Sunday, September 24th.

Want to Host a Tour?
You can select the times and days your tour(s) will occur.
Remember tour(s) hosts and attendees participate in GEDO free of charge. To register a tour, please click here.

Want to Become a Sponsor?
Become a sponsor of GEDO2017 and support tours hosted by DEC member organisations, businesses and households across Alberta. There are different levels of support. For more details, please click here.

Your participation and support is crucial to the success of GEDO 2017. We invite you to join us and help raise awareness, understanding and support for Decentralised Energy (DE) by providing people with the opportunity to visit, see, touch and talk about your projects and businesses.

If you have any questions or comments about this project, please contact Ana Medina, (403) 210 5342 or amedina@deassociation.ca

 

About DEC

DEC is the only technology accelerator in Canada committed to Decentralised Energy (DE). We were founded in 2002 with nearly 200 subscribers. Today we have over 7,000 subscribers making us the national DE market access hub for utilities, technology providers, end-users and investors. There is no other organisation with the depth and breadth of knowledge in decentralised energy technologies and projects. We are a powerful group of hard working experts accelerating the growth of a low carbon energy economy.

http://deassociation.ca/

100 Year Goals and Targets

Energy

Target 5
By 2036, 30 per cent of Calgary’s energy derives from low-impact renewable sources.

Recent Milestones

2017

Number of Participants
Date:
Sep 24, 2017

Target number of > 1000 participants

- Free event entry for all attendees

 

Target Participation :: Event Hosts
Date:
Sep 24, 2017

Target Participation of 25 Event Hosts

Green Energy Doors Open 2017 in Alberta (#GEDO17), to be held from Friday, September 22nd to Sunday, September 24th., aims to build upon success:

- Participating organizations and households will host and organise their own individual tours and events, while DEC will provide back office support

Number of Communities
Date:
Sep 24, 2017

> 15 communities

Allberta.com - 'All' about here

Regional online network to increase economic activity and sustainable growth.

100 Year Goals and Targets

Creative self-expression

Target 88
By 2021, 90 per cent of Calgarians report that Calgary is a city that promotes creative freedom.
Target 89
By 2026, 90 per cent of Calgarians report that participation in creative activities is an important part of their lives.

Recent Milestones

2013

Calgary PR
Date:
Jun 01, 2013

Start of PR campaign to create awareness.

Attract quality partners and audience throughout the city of Calgary.

Intro to YYC Gardening

Learn how to garden through an online course, Intro to YYC Gardening, that offers handcrafted videos teaching the essentials of gardening week by week for the whole summer. Learn at your own pace - the classroom is your backyard, patio or balcony. Share progress and enjoy updates from friends and neighbours who are also gardening - connect to a social, interactive community of gardeners online and in hands-on workshops to share skills, tips, tools and the occasional zuke.

100 Year Goals and Targets

Food

Target 7
By 2036, Calgarians support local food production.
Target 8
By 2036, Calgary maintains access to reliable and quality food sources.

Land and soil

Target 73
By 2036, sustainable urban food production increases to five per cent.
Target 75
By 2036, there is zero per cent new soil contamination.
Target 74
By 2036, the consumption of urban- and regionally produced food by Calgarians increases to 30 per cent.
Target 78
By 2036, native biological diversity increases to healthy levels, as measured through Habitat Suitability Index indices and local key indicator species.
Target 80
By 2036, per capita water consumption is reduced by 40 per cent.

Aesthetic enjoyment

Target 85
By 2036, 90 per cent of citizens report that Calgary is a beautiful city.

ic reporting initative

Working to establish the tools and methods which will allow individuals, groups, organizations and government to report on how they have considered and adopted the imagineCALGARY targets and strategies.

100 Year Goals and Targets

Self-determination

Target 66
By 2008, and every year thereafter, groups/organizations/government report on how they have considered and adopted the imagineCALGARY targets and strategies that are relevant to them and in which they have been identified as having a role.

Open Streets Calgary

The Open Streets Movement consists of over 80 initiatives across North America. It joins the Cyclovias, Summer Streets, and Car-free Days events around the world to promote:

  • Awareness for pedestrian, cycling, and other sustainable transportation options
  • Participatory urban art, innovative fitness, and emerging cultural experiences that encourage a re-imagining of how public spaces such as streets are regarded and used.
  • Open Streets Calgary’s goal is to inspire a vibrant culture of sustainability in Calgary.
  • Hundreds of thousands of Calgarians exposed to the enjoyment and benefit of active transportation as a step towards reduced car dependency.
  • Increased profile for a growing number of Calgary’s alternative transportation and sustainability groups and initiatives
  • A strong link established between sustainability and Calgary’s festival community
  • A self-financing collaboration that is linked to initiatives across North America.

Calgary has the policy supports in place to: increase culture and sense-of-place, reduce isolation and crime, increase density and sustainability. Open Streets Calgary animates offices, schools, and events with bicycle powered blenders, lights and performance stages. Programming also includes buttonmaking, mandala painting, pennyfarthing demonstrations, bike tuneups, and educational resources.

100 Year Goals and Targets

Transportation

Target 22
By 2036, we reduce the annual private vehicle kilometres travelled per capita by 20 per cent.
Target 25
By 2036, there is a 50 per cent reduction from 1990 levels in the pollution (greenhouse gases) associated with automobiles.
Target 26
By 2036, we increase peak period transit, walking and cycling and carpool travel to downtown by 50 per cent, 40 per cent and 20 per cent respectively.
Target 29
By 2036, the number of on-street bikeways increases by 200 per cent, and the number of pathways by 100 per cent.

Calgary Dollars

Calgary Dollars is a complementary currency system that is accepted by 1,000 participants including Calgary Transit, FFWD, Riva’s Eco Store, Sunnyside Market, Community Natural Foods and Mountain Equipment Coop. A community’s true wealth lies in the skills, talents and capabilities of its members, and we believe that every single person has something of value to offer to their neighbours.

Calgary Dollars complements federal dollars by supporting local resiliency and strengthening local business purchasing power. There is currently over $80,000 Calgary Dollars circulating in Calgary to buy and sell over 1000 goods and services. Calgary Dollars is also a development opportunity for businesses to engage in the ever-growing ‘green economy’, stimulate business growth, develop customer loyalty, and offer your network sustainably minded incentives and perks. From established store-front businesses, the City of Calgary, to social enterprise efforts and home-based businesses, Calgary Dollars offers a means for your business to complement your strategies to create more opportunities. Alberta’s Premier William Aberhart created Prosperity Certificates in 1936 to stimulate our province’s economy and the recent global economic downturn has resulted in NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg and the retired Japanese Finance Minister creating complementary currencies to serve their citizens in ways federal dollars are unable. Complementary currencies are a truly global economic movement. Watch the CityTV video on Calgary Dollars and see what’s available for Calgary Dollars on our website: http://calgarydollars.ca/listings/register.php

100 Year Goals and Targets

Economic well-being

Target 35
By 2036, the number of environmentally sustainable and commercially viable value-added products and technologies produced in Calgary increases by 100 per cent.
Target 39
By 2036, alternative ways to measure economic well-being are commonly used to support sustainability principles in decision-making.
Target 46
By 2036, 95 per cent of all people living in Calgary are at or above Statistics Canada’s Low-income Cut-off (LICO) rates; there is no child poverty.

Access

Target 48
By 2016, 80 per cent of Calgarians report that they feel government activity is open, honest, inclusive and responsive.
Target 49
By 2016, Calgary City Council establishes a participatory budgeting process.

Relationships

Target 109
By 2036, 95 per cent of Calgarians of every age and ability report that they value and have mutually supportive relationships in several settings, such as at home, school and work and in the community.
Target 112
By 2010, 90 per cent of Calgarians agree that there is a strong sense of community in Calgary, and at least 80 per cent of Calgarians report high levels of satisfaction, sense of belonging, attachment and civic pride.
Target 113
By 2010, 80 per cent of citizens experience a high sense of community in their neighbourhoods and affinity-related communities, as reflected by residents’ reports of neighbourhood participation and volunteering, sense of belonging, neighbourliness and reciprocity, sense of efficacy, attachment, safety and voter turnout.

"All in" for Youth

Alberta has one of the lowest school completion rates in Canada, and at the same time, the highest demand for skilled workers in an expanding economy. The annual estimated cost to society per high school drop out is $15,850. This means that if roughly 3,000 students drop out of school in Calgary a year, the cost to society is $47,550,000 annually.

“All In” for Youth is a ground-breaking initiative that is taking collaboration to a whole new level in order to help more local youth complete school and ensure they are able to transition successfully into the workforce. Money alone will not solve the problem, therefore United Way is inviting all Calgarians to be ‘”all in” by also committing their skills, passion and time to ensure success for youth.

The work has begun and United Way is already working in partnership with many parts of the Calgary community to keep our youth in school, bring them back if they leave, and link them to further education in order to achieve an effective transition to the workforce.

For more information or if you are interested in getting involved we encourage you to contact us.

Change Starts here!

100 Year Goals and Targets

Meaningful work

Target 41
By 2036, the high school graduation rate for individuals up to age 21 increases to 95 per cent, and 75 per cent of adults aged 21 to 25 complete a post-secondary or vocational education program.
Target 42
By 2036, 95 per cent of entrants in trades-related programs complete their programs and 98 per cent of graduates are employed in their fields of study within six months of graduation.
Target 43
By 2036, all adult immigrants to Calgary have the opportunity to integrate into the economy through employment or entrepreneurial activity at the same participation or success rate as other Calgarians.
Target 47
By 2036, all children of low-income families who are residents of Calgary have the opportunity to complete post-secondary education or appropriate training to enable them to fully participate in the economy.

Creative self-expression

Target 87
By 2016, 90 per cent of Calgarians report that they have opportunities to express their unique gifts and talents.
Target 91
By 2036, 95 per cent of Calgarians enjoy positive and supportive living conditions, as reflected by adequate income; high rates of employment; adequate food and appropriate nutrition; appropriate, adequate and affordable housing; and high levels of personal safety.
Target 98
By 2036, 95 per cent of Calgary youth complete high school by age 21 and complete some form of post-secondary education or training by age 25.

Sustainability for Breakfast

Sustainability for Breakfast is a monthly gathering of Calgary’s sustainability champions. Approximately 100 people from the public, private and non-profit sectors meet for breakfast, networking, and to share information and best practices in support of a more vibrant and resilient city. We meet on the last Friday of each month from 7:30-9:00 am at a different venue to discuss a different theme. Each event links directly to the imagineCALGARY targets. If your organization has a story to share or if you are looking to connect with like-minds we invite you to register at http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Sustainability-for-Breakfast-Network/

100 Year Goals and Targets

Communications

Target 1
By 2036, 75 per cent of Calgarians report that they are informed.
Target 3
By 2036, Calgarians increase their use of communications technology to support sustainability.
Target 7
By 2036, Calgarians support local food production.
Target 11
By 2036, over 50 per cent of Calgary businesses adopt a protocol for sustainable practices and report on it regularly.
Target 31
By 2036, 85 per cent of the waste generated within Calgary is diverted from landfills.

Economic well-being

Target 35
By 2036, the number of environmentally sustainable and commercially viable value-added products and technologies produced in Calgary increases by 100 per cent.
Target 37
By 2036, Calgary is ranked as the most favourable Canadian city in which to establish businesses that support sustainability practices.

Meaning, purpose and connectedness

Target 101
By 2036, 90 per cent of citizens agree that “Calgary is a city with soul,” which is defined as citizens having meaning and purpose in life and experiencing ongoing feelings of connectedness with some form of human, historic or natural system.
Target 102
By 2036, 100 per cent of Calgarians report that they feel respected and supported in their pursuits of meaning, purpose and connectedness, and that they extend respect and support to others who meet this need in ways different from their own.
Target 112
By 2010, 90 per cent of Calgarians agree that there is a strong sense of community in Calgary, and at least 80 per cent of Calgarians report high levels of satisfaction, sense of belonging, attachment and civic pride.

Waste Reduction Initiative

In March 2008, the CBE committed to reducing its waste to landfill by 50% by 2012. For the past 5 years, our staff and students have been very intentional in our work by implementing various waste reduction programs to help achieve this goal. As of December, 2012, the CBE current rate of waste generation is 162,176 kilograms per month, and 1.77 kilograms per students, per month. This is a reduction of 54% in kilograms per month. Framed in different terms, it is a 55% reduction in kilograms per students, per month, from 2007-08 levels.

We are excited to have exceeded our original target. Through the implementation of its Waste Reduction Initiative, the CBE is consuming more responsibly, sending less solid waste to landfill, and is saving money through its waste reduction efforts. By continuing to work on managing and reducing its waste, the CBE will affirm its commitment to helping students become responsible stewards of the environment by contributing to its quality and sustainability (Results 3: Citizenship).

100 Year Goals and Targets

Goods and Services

Target 11
By 2036, over 50 per cent of Calgary businesses adopt a protocol for sustainable practices and report on it regularly.
Target 13
By 2036, all Calgarians consume more responsibly.
Target 31
By 2036, 85 per cent of the waste generated within Calgary is diverted from landfills.

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