Author Archives: CRAZ

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

  The Calgary Region Airshed Zone would like to thank all of our members for their ongoing support. To all our volunteers, committee members, and Board, with your support our organization continues to grow and do great things for air quality. Please read our December Newsletter and find out all the exciting projects coming in… Continue Reading

These are unprecedented times.  COVID-19 is present everywhere putting us on uncharted paths.  Here’s hoping everyone is in good health and coping well!! The future has never been more unpredictable in Alberta.   CRAZ is doing everything possible to bring members and stakeholders together to focus on air quality issues in the region.  We know we… Continue Reading

  PURPLE AIR PROJECT The Calgary Region Airshed Zone is collaborating with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to bring Purple Air Monitoring to the region. Purple Air Monitors are low cost sensors that are used to supplement government air data to provide a better understanding of local-scale air pollution. The level of pollution can… Continue Reading

In spring 2019, the Alberta Council for Environmental Education teamed up with the City of Calgary and Calgary’s two major school districts to engage Calgary’s school community in environmental stewardship and climate action that directly supports the city’s newly adopted Climate Resilience Strategy and other environmental strategies.  The main goal was to create a framework for collective action that fosters a common… Continue Reading

Emergence of Alberta’s Renewed Clean Air Strategy (CAS) Air quality is a critical component of integrated environmental management systems emerging at the provincial, regional and local scales. In 2012, the Province updated and released a renewed CAS accompanied by an Action Plan to implement objectives. CAS and the Action Plan are aligned with and reflect… Continue Reading