Author Archives: CRAZ

For over a decade Lafarge Canada Inc. (Lafarge) has been a part of a Western Canada wide anti-idling campaign. This campaign occurred across all of Lafarge’s operations and included not only Lafarge employees but contractors working on behalf of Lafarge. The purpose of the campaign was to recognize that air quality is everyone’s responsibility and… Continue Reading

CRAZ Quarterly Newsletter – October 2021 Top topics: Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Results for 2021 Quarter 3 Alberta Airsheds Council has prepared this 2020 Alberta Airsheds Air Quality Report EcoSchools Certification Winners Continue Reading

CRAZ July Newsletter 2021 Need some summer reading? Take a peek at our new Newsletter. You will find articles about the Benefits of Remote Workplaces; AQHI and Air Quality Data; and news that CRAZ is an Emerald Award Winner!       Continue Reading

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel As we approach the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and life slowly returns to normal, we should pause and review what we have learned… Continue Reading

2021 Emerald Award Winner Calgary, Alberta, June 4th, 2021 The Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) is honored to be the recipient of the 2021 Emerald Awards in the air category; recognizing projects and initiatives that improve air quality. “Showcasing the Albertan environmental projects and initiatives that have addressed and mitigated the effects of local, regional,… Continue Reading

June 2, 2021 Clean Air at the forefront of new Lafarge Sustainability Strategy  Lafarge Canada Inc. and Calgary Region Airshed Zone celebrate industry collaboration this Clean Air Day (Calgary Alberta) As a long-standing industry member of the Calgary Region Airshed Zone non-profit organization, Lafarge Canada Inc. continues to demonstrate unwavering commitment to clean air for… Continue Reading

CRAZ 2020 Annual Report On June 1st, 2021, the Calgary Region Airshed Zone held a virtual Annual General Meeting. Great presentations were held: Air Quality Monitoring and Organization Annual Update 2020 Monitoring Update Mandeep Dhaliwal, CRAZ Air Quality Program Manager Tanya Carlson, CRAZ Engagement Program Manager Air Quality Management Municipal Toolkit Air Quality Management Municipal… Continue Reading

Real Costs of Air Pollution in the CRAZ Region Human caused air pollution has real and significant costs to human health and the economy however these impacts are often difficult to quantify. Fortunately, Health Canada has developed a modelling tool called the Air Quality Benefits Assessment Tool (AQBAT) that can be used to estimate the… Continue Reading

The Calgary Region Airshed Zone is pleased to publish its March 2021 Newsletter. We are taking a moment to thank our members for their continued support. Find out more about the benefits of membership and CRAZ committees. CRAZ March Newsletter – 2021 Continue Reading

Stop Needless Idling Campaign The Calgary Region Airshed Zone is joining forces with all the Airsheds in Alberta to launch a “Stop Needless Idling” campaign from January 11th to March 15th, 2021. Research shows that reducing the idling time of a vehicle to 60 seconds or less reduces negative impacts on air quality and the… Continue Reading