CRAZ March 2021 Newsletter

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 Show more

Stop Needless Idling Campaign

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… Show more

CRAZ December Newsletter – 2020

  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… Show more

Membership to the Calgary Region Airshed Zone

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… Show more

Purple Air Project

  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… Show more

EcoSchools Canada now available in Alberta!

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… Show more

The Evolution of the Provincial Air Quality Management System

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… Show more

CRAZ Municipal Survey Results

Thank you to those of who you participated in the 2020 CRAZ Air Quality Municipal Survey! CRAZ is currently working on the development of a Municipal Toolkit to support municipalities within the CRAZ region with air quality management issues and your feedback is being used to help tailor that toolkit to your needs. Participants were… Show more

Climate of Change

Article – Climate of Change ‘The Air Quality Health Index’ The expression ‘out of sight, out of mind’ rings true when people are asked about Cochrane’s ambient air quality. If they can’t see any problems, they think everything is fine. But, when wildfire smoke blocks out the sun like a filthy campsite blanket people know… Show more