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Edmonton's sustainability and resilience is tied to the health of global and local ecosystems.

Take Action

  • Consider naturalization. With water shortages around the world, and considering the time it takes to maintain a lawn, it's tempting to turn your lawn into a concrete pad. But there is a beautiful alternative. By using plants native to Alberta, you can have a well-landscaped lawn that requires less water and is more resistant to weeds and pests. It also allows rainfall and snowpack to return to the watershed rather than stormwater drains.
  • Use pesticides responsibly, or eliminate their use entirely.
  • Edmontonians take pride in their city. Why not help make it an even more beautiful place to live? Join Partners in Parks and participate in gardening a part of our city's public spaces.
  • If you're about to re-landscape, consider eco-landscaping to reduce the amounts of pesticides, herbicides and water required for maintenance.
  • Plant a tree in your community!

Tips on how to eco-landscape to reduce your yard maintenance costs.

Practice some simple steps that reduce the need for pesticides in your lawn care.
Infill is important to building a sustainable city.

Root for Trees is a tree planting initiative which increases tree planting within the city.

A transformative strategy ensuring a network of green spaces for every neighbourhood

Guiding the conservation, preservation and use of the North Saskatchewan river valley and ravines.

This grant program promotes redevelopment of qualified brownfield properties by helping cover some of the testing and remediation costs.

The Edmonton Valley Zoo is committed to practices for energy use, low impact landscaping, green building practices and more.

Find out how you can get a rebate for an EnerGuide evaluation for your home.

Learn more about climate change, energy and our strategies for adaptation and resilience. Get tips on how to take action against climate change and reduce our impact on the environment.

Take advantage of the provincial programs! Get the program highlights and find out how to register.

Connect With Us!

For More Information

City Environmental Strategies

9th Floor Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0J4


In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-401-7050

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