Training for the future

Training for the future

Youths embody promise of solar technology On a brisk mid-August day, seven figures moved between the racks of solar panels on the Bissell Centre roof, backdropped by the glass and steel of the downtown Edmonton skyline. Six trainees, guided by Newo master electrician...
The small things

The small things

By Cari Kilmartin For Margaret Rathnavalu, harnessing the sun’s energy was an intuitive next step on a lifelong journey of conscientious choices. A now-retired teacher, Margaret is a local activist, involved in initiatives like Blue Dot Camrose and the U of A...
Solar responsibility

Solar responsibility

By Jessica Ryan John Maude’s speech began predictably enough, with stories and humour marking the milestones of Maude Financial’s 35 successful years in Wetaskiwin. Friends, family, business associates and city council members listened and laughed along in the...
A just and equitable transition

A just and equitable transition

Bissell offers bright ideas for solving persistent problems When we think of climate change, we often focus on seemingly intractable challenges. What we don’t tend to think about is the opportunities it presents for alleviating poverty. The fair treatment of citizens...
Pay it forward

Pay it forward

By Sarah Smith Environmental action can seem complex, difficult, and overwhelming when first determining what path to take. For some people, a step such as changing out halogen light bulbs for LED bulbs can seem insignificant in comparison to the large emissions...
Early adopters

Early adopters

By Sebastien Rioux When it comes to who owns or who wants solar or green energy, we tend to think in terms of stereotypes. We assume it’s people who work certain jobs, are a certain age, or fit into a specific part of our demographic landscape who are interested in...

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