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Calgary, AB environmental group awarded by CIPH

By Jillian Morgan   

Green Technology

Conor Tapp, Green Calgary’s executive director (middle), is presented the National Water Wise Award by Matt Wiesenfeld, CIPH program manager (left), and Ralph Suppa, CIPH president and general manager (right).

A Calgary, AB-based environmental charity is the latest to earn a National Water Wise Award from the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH).

Green Calgary champions environmental leadership in homes, workplaces, schools and communities in the city. CIPH awarded the charity for its Green Homes and Community program, which offers workshops, presentations and guides aimed at helping Calgary residents “incorporate simple and affordable green options.”

“Every community in Canada should be fortunate enough to have an organization like Green Calgary working on its behalf,” said Allen Taylor, chairman of CIPH. “Beyond its commitment to water conservation, we were duly impressed by Green Calgary’s efforts to bring environmental education and programming into schools.”

The association also lauded Green Calgary for it’s annual community rain barrel sales initiative, a program that has saved over one billion litres of water.

“Green Calgary prides itself on the notion that small changes will lead to big impacts and this award is honestly a huge honour for the environmental work we do,” said Conor Tapp, Green Calgary’s executive director. www.greencalgary.org www.ciph.com



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