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BiodiverCities by 2030 Initiative promoting the use of NBS in cities

The government of Colombia and the World Economic Forum are collaborating to bring urban centres and nature into harmony through nature-based solutions. Read more about the BiodiverCities by 2030 initiative…

Sturgeon County and the City of St Albert selected for Climate Adaptation Challenge

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and All One Sky Foundation have selected the City of St Albert and Sturgeon County to take part in the Climate Adaptation Challenge. In the first half of 2022,…

"Sponge Cities" utilizing NBS increase flood resiliency

Extreme flooding in British Columbia has prompted calls for increased permeable surfaces and the transformation of conventional urban areas into "sponge cities," making use of natural infrastructure to…

NBS documentaries highlighting initiatives in the UK released online

The Nature-based Solutions Initiative and filmmaker Matthew Mullholland have produced three short documentaries that explore the implementation of NBS across the UK. These films are available online and…

Cover of Town of Blackfalds Environmental Stewardship Strategy document

Town of Blackfalds Sets Goals for Environmental Stewardship

Nature-based solutions could save billions in the fight against climate change

Preserving or restoring natural infrastructure such as wetlands, forests and coastal mangroves provides significant carbon sequestration and climate risk mitigation value. These types of NBS interventions…

City of Lethbridge working with UofL on urban naturalization

The City of Lethbridge is working with the Applied Studies Program at University of Lethbridge to naturalize three urban areas. By removing turf and seeding native grasses, this example of a nature-based…

University of Alberta graduate student helps Stony Plain plan for sustainability

U of A graduate student Nicklas Baran was hired by Stony Plain to help the municipality plan for sustainable growth. An environmental master plan and an environmental stewardship strategy were well-received…

CREB: New Green Communities Guide highlights benefits of nature-based solutions for municipalities, developers and homeowners

In August, the Calgary Real Estate Board interviewed Green Communities Coordinator, Milena McWatt, who shared how, in its new format, the Guide helps municipalities, developers and real estate professionals…

Calgary pilot project aims to save money while boosting biodiversity

CBC News Calgary reports that the City of Calgary is testing a pilot project it hopes will not only cut down on mowing costs but also boost native species of plants and pollinators. Read the article....