Back in her home country of Bhutan, Nar Mahat was a farmer by trade.
However, when conflict broke out in the area in the 90s, she and her family fled the danger as refugees to Nepal. After arriving to begin a new life in Canada seven years ago, she enrolled in classes at the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society to learn English. Since last summer, she's gone back to her roots in the garden as a member of the GROW project (Gardens by Refugees and Other Newcomers Welcomed) - planting and pruning in a garden lush with rhubarb, peppers, peas and tomatoes. Smiling, she said it makes her happy to work alongside other students and has since started her own garden at home.
Waste landfilled per capita has trended downward since 2007, surpassing municipal goals. This may be due to our efforts to divert our waste with our waste management system.Source
of materials thrown into GREEN carts aren't suitable for composting
of materials thrown into BLUE carts aren't suitable for recyling
Calgary showed a decrease in ground level ozone and fine particulate matter where we are lower than Toronto and Montreal but not as low as Vancouver.
NOTE: Particulate matter episodes in Calgary are mainly influenced by forest fire smoke in the summertime. It is also influenced by vehicle and industrial emissions during stagnant wind conditions in the wintertime.