(Re)Construct Calgary

It’s time to tackle construction waste Calgary.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. When will YOU start?

Our Mission

By the year 2025, we envision driving a change in Calgary’s construction practices that sees at least 80% diversion of construction and demolition waste from landfills. In addition, we aim to reduce the nearly 600,000 tonnes of national landfill waste that Statistics Canada (2017) attributes to construction and its related activities. We are proposing policy recommendations to the City of Calgary which restructures the city’s C&D waste disposal and recycling policy in order to reduce the overall landfill volume, and thus protect the environmental future of Calgary.

Who We Are

We are a group of students from the University of Calgary’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Evolving Engineering team. Learn more about our team here.

Our Collaborators

Plastic-Free YYC

Plastic-Free YYC (PFYYC) is a non-profit organization aimed at reducing single-use and other unnecessary plastic by raising awareness about the overall impact of plastic to the environment. PFYYC seeks to inspire individuals, collaborate with businesses, and encourage governing bodies to evoke change and eliminate waste by sharing information and education to all on how to lead a plastic-free lifestyle. PFYYC envisions Calgary as the first major prairie city to become completely plastic-free.

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an organization committed to building a world of opportunity for rural African communities by fostering global citizenship and promoting holistic, systemic change. Made up of professional engineers, students, and volunteers, EWB utilizes technical knowledge, creativity, and innovative design to find unique solutions to the most complex challenges. EWB’s work is focused on enabling rural Africans the opportunity to access clean water, generate an income from humble farms, and access critical infrastructure and services. Back at home, EWB aims to create lasting change across Canada by engaging communities, corporations, and universities to be mindful of their impacts to the world and make choices that better promote and contribute to human development.