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Walker Industries 2014 Sustainability Report

Alberta Winter Games Greener with Walker Environmental Group

The Alberta Winter Games were held February 6-9 with more than 2,500 participating in 22 sports in the Banff–Canmore area. Walker Environmental Group joined the games as the Sustainability Sponsor. We worked with the Advisory Committee to measure, reduce and offset the carbon impact of the event.This carbon footprint included greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all ground transportation vehicles, running of equipment and heating the 17 venues. Carbon offsets from the East Landfill – Gas Recovery and Utilization Project were retired on the CSA Clean Projects® Registry to offset the event. We recommended to the Advisory Committee actions to further reduce GHG emissions for future events.

We donated $10,000 to the Games to cover the costs of processing biosolids and source-separated organics generated from the event. All this material was recycled into a beneficial fertilizer that will be used in turf grass production and soil-blending applications.

“Walker Environmental has been key to enable our vision for more sustainable Alberta Winter Games.”
Joey O’Brien, Co-Director Advisory Committee

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