Celebrating ten years of REAP

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2017 Be Local Awards: Vote for these featured businesses through Sunday!

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Business Services

Eclipse Sustainability Projects

Harness the power of the sun

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Food & Drink /
Education & Advocacy

Sunnyside Natural Market

A grocery that specializes in local and organic produce, meat, dairy products, and baked goods.

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Business Services /
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CMNGD Linens

A social enterprise committed to mentoring & hiring people facing poverty at a living wage

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Health & Wellness

LIV Yoga + Wellness

Downtown-based wellness centre striving to be 'the best part of your day'

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Arts & Culture /
Tourism

Kensington Riverside Inn

An intimate boutique hotel, focused on local taste of place and offerings in a welcoming environment.

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Photography & Multimedia

Pixel Video Production

Bringing stories to life

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Fashion

Awakened Project

Bracelets that help launch women in business

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Arts & Culture /
Tourism

Adventure with Purpose

Volunteer tourism group where education comes first

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Food & Drink /
Farms

Top of the Mountain Meats

Top of the Mountain Meats raises grass-fed beef on the SP Ranch in the Cypress Hills of southeastern Alberta.

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Arts & Culture /
Photography & Multimedia

Ingrid Kue Photography

Ingrid Kuenzel is a locally-minded commercial photographer, passionate about marketing local and environmental businesses.

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Did you know?

REAP businesses divert 9.5 million kgs of waste from Calgary landfills each year

Featured Event

Sustainability for Breakfast: Future of Sustainable Business in Alberta

Oct. 27, 2017 - Oct. 27, 2017

Heritage Room
5940 Blackfoot Trail SE
Calgary

Sustainability for Breakfast presents "Future of Sustainable Business in Alberta"

Join us for an inspiring yet pragmatic conversation about the business opportunities and challenges for sustainable business leaders in Alberta. Given the recent changes in policy at all levels - including the introduction of carbon taxes, municipal bylaws regarding waste diversion, and increases to the minimum wage - we're exploring how leading businesses can continue to stay in front as the rest of the world catches up. What were points of difference for progressive businesses five years ago are quickly becoming table stakes. Where does this lead us? How can our elected officials provide support to ensure continued progress?

We'll begin with brief presentations from these guest speakers, followed by a moderated discussion: 

Kevin Davies is the founder and CEO of Hop Compost. Prior to launching Hop, Kevin saved 700,000 lbs of waste from Calgary landfills and was named one of North America's Top 45 Emerging Innovators. Hop's revolutionary closed loop process has transformed close to 8.4 million lbs of food scraps into Hop Organic Craft Compost to benefit local growers. First farm to table, now table to farm, each generation of food supports the next.

Shannon Phillips is Minister of Environment and Parks for the Government of Alberta and the Minister responsible for the Climate Change Office. She grew up in Edmonton and graduated from the University of Alberta with an Honours BA and Master of Arts in Political Science. She then committed herself to making working and middle-class families’ priorities government priorities by working with the federal NDP and the NDP caucus at the Alberta Legislature. After moving to Lethbridge in 2006, Shannon worked as a journalist and consultant before taking a position with the Alberta Federation of Labour as an economic policy analyst. Her work focuses on how Alberta’s economy can better serve the interests of working and middle class families. Her specialty areas include oil sands and pipelines, labour markets, government finances, and health care.

Come prepared to share what you are up to in your business and get answers, ideas and insights from other members of our community who are also balancing purpose with profit.

 

Agenda: 

• Arrival, breakfast & networking 8:00-8:30 am

• Moderated discussion 8:30-9:30 am

• Wrap up 9:45-10:00 am

Food: Breakfast will include gluten-free and vegan options, coffee, and tea. This is included in your registration.

Access: This venue is accessible for all people with limited mobility. 

Parking: Free parking is located around the building. Visit http://www.calgarytransit.com for transit options.

Registration: Payment is required at the time of your RSVP and is $30 per person. There will be a limited number of spaces at the door for those wishing to pay by Calgary Dollars. Please reserve one of these spaces by posting a comment.

Proudly organized by REAP Business Association. 
Bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity.

  

The registration fee is required to cover REAP's ongoing costs to organize this event series: catering, promotional expenses (signage, Meetup organizer fees), insurance, and staff time.
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Did you know?

REAP businesses generate $21 billion in annual revenue