150 Ways - Calgary


We are shining a light on the amazing work being done by students and teachers in Alberta with our celebration of "150 Ways Schools Show Climate Leadership" in Calgary on November 4!



Most students in Alberta are not benefiting from hands-on, engaging, innovative environmental and sustainability projects, we want to change that! By profiling these types of programs, we want to show other teachers and educational leadership the tremendous benefit students receive from this type of learning. Help us move environmental, climate, energy and sustainability education from the margins to the mainstream.



Thank you to the 14 schools, 80 students, teachers and parents and 20 guests who participated in this great event!  See all the photos of the event here.

We received media coverage from the event:

Global Television: https://globalnews.ca/news/3844028/groups-push-for-more-emphasis-on-climate-change-in-alberta-curriculum/





Radio-Canada: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/info/videos/media-7807315/temp




Metro News article: http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2017/11/08/calgary-students-take-charge-of-climate-change-education.html


Schedule of Events

9:00am Teachers and students set up displays

9:30am Guest arrive

10:00am Kick off

10:15am - 11:20am Visit booths and learn about projects

11:20am - 12:00pm Presentations from invited guests,

  • Gord Baldwin, Principal
  • Michael Gray, Mayor's Environment Expo
  • Shauna Kelley, student
  • Julie Hrdlicka, CBE Trustee
  • Victoria Goleski, student
  • Patrick Duke, University of Calgary
  • Mary Martin, Alberta School Board Association
  • Education Minister David Eggen

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch will be provided

1:00pm - 2:15pm Workshop for students

1:00pm - 2:15pm Workshop for educational leadership: How Alberta schools can take the next step: grants and resources to support Greener facilities and environmental and energy education.

2:15pm - 3:00pm Wrap up and departure


Schools Attending the Event

Career and Technology CentreEnergy and Environmental Innovation
Ian Bazalgette School The Clean Water Birthday Project
Highwood School Solar powered ovens and ipad chargers
Arbour Lake SchoolFood miles and learning with seniors
Olds High SchoolUNESCO Associated Schools Food - community gardens and earth boxes Fair Trade - supporting these systems respects the environment, combats climate change and helps producers deal with the changing climates.
Building FuturesHydroponics demonstration
Connect Charter SchoolSchool wide composting program
Lacombe Composite High SchoolBEEWISE and LEAF (Lacombe Education Agriculture Foods System
Dr. E. W. Coffin SchoolCatch the Wave - Raising awareness about single use wrappers
Rundle CollegeUsing LEGO to learn about solar, wind and human powered energy
Ted Harrison SchoolHumanizing electricity through design thinking and integrating Western and Indigenous systems for granting rights and privileges for our resources
Robert Thirsk High SchoolLiving wall and Natural Sciences Program

Collingwood School and Senator Patrick Burns- Spanish Bilingual Program

Eco Site School - How do we reduce our emissions effectively?


Thank you to our sponsors






This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Calgary Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.







This means that Bullfrog Power's generators put 100% green power onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity the event uses, displacing energy from polluting sources.