Local. Reliable. Sustainable.
Bow Valley Power was founded in the spring of 2010. We have enjoyed excellent growth since launching, with customers in over 120 communities in Alberta. Bow Valley Power is Alberta’s only boutique electricity retailer that provides both traditional and EcoLogo certified green power to our customers. We have some of Alberta’s best electricity rates.
How are we different?
We feel strongly about providing great electricity rates, appreciating our customers, and reducing the impact our electricity has on our environment through education and action. We believe in being a good corporate citizen. Did you know that Alberta’s electricity is the most polluting in Canada? Or that the Green House Gas Emissions produced from electricity generation is equivalent to what is generated from oilsands?
It’s these little known facts that has given Bow Valley Power a strong mandate to educate Albertan’s and increase the awareness of the importance of green power.
Since becoming EcoLogo certified early in 2012 our list of green power buyers has been steadily increasing – Albertan’s are happy to support a local Albertan business, which stands for a greener power grid.
One of the world’s most beautiful and unique destinations has been given the opportunity to host the most famous running event, the marathon. The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K will offer runners of all abilities the chance to participate in this truly special event.
Imagine yourself on a journey that flows from Banff Central Park, runs past Vermilion Lakes, up the Bow Valley Parkway and loops to finish in beautiful downtown Banff. It is the running adventure of a lifetime. The scenery is breathtaking and you will experience many different interpretive geographical, wilderness and historical stages on your trek. Run by the stunning mountain vistas known to Banff National Park, Moose Meadows, the new Legacy Trail, and serene Vermillion Lakes – just to name a few. Interpretive stations at each of these stages will be set up along the way at the aid stations if you want to learn more about your journey.
Whether you are an experienced marathon runner or this is your first time, the Banff Marathon will be one of a kind. Since Banff National Park limits the entries to 1500 participants, don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience this limited race! This is your chance to run in the only marathon in North America that is fully contained within the boundaries of a National Park, Canada’s very first National Park. Starting and finishing in the beautiful mountain town of Banff, this marathon will take you into the heart of the Rockies to experience the cultural heritage and awe-inspiring nature of Banff National Park. A true destination event in one of Canada’s most scenic locations. Not up for the full marathon? Test yourself in the limited half marathon distance. Connect intimately with the natural and cultural heritage and the majestic scenery of this Canadian Rocky Mountain World
Walker Environmental Group offers a wide range of environmental waste solutions for private, public and government agencies as well as waste disposal and recycling for industrial, commercial and residential customers of southern Ontario.
Canmore is a town in Alberta, Canada, located approximately 81 kilometres (50 mi) west of the City of Calgary near the southeast boundary of Banff National Park. It is located in the Bow Valley within Alberta’s Rockies. The town shares a border with Kananaskis Country to the west and south and the Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 to the north and east. With a population of 12,288 in 2011, Canmore is the ninth-largest town in Alberta.
Banff is a town within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is located in Alberta’s Rockies along the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 126 km (78 mi) west of Calgary and 58 km (36 mi) east of Lake Louise. At an elevation of 1,400 m (4,600 ft) to 1,630 m (5,350 ft), Banff is the community with the second highest elevation in Alberta after Lake Louise.
The Town of Banff was the first municipality to incorporate within a Canadian national park. The town is a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership.
Banff is a resort town and one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations, known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. It is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing areas within the area.
The Banff Centre is the largest arts and creativity incubator on the planet. Our mission is inspiring creativity. Over 8,000* artists, leaders, and researchers from across Canada and around the world participate in programs at The Banff Centre every year. Through its multidisciplinary programming, The Banff Centre provides them with the support they need to create, to develop solutions, and to make the impossible possible.
Western Canada’s leading solar provider.
Since 2001, SkyFire Energy has designed and installed grid connected and off grid solar power systems throughout Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Northwest Territories and the Yukon. Our experience includes the design and installation of hundreds of residential systems and many of the largest and most complex commercial photovoltaic systems in Western Canada.
The Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission (BVRTSC) was formally established on April 21, 2011.
The BVRTSC is a government agency, made up of the towns of Banff and Canmore and Improvement District #9, and is authorized to provide public passenger transportation services in the Bow Valley.
The BVRTSC has assumed responsibility for Banff’s popular local Roam transit service and has initiated the regional Roam service between Canmore and Banff.
N-Viro Soil Amendment is a sustainable, safe, natural and green product with a long track record of successful use and application in Canada and the United States.
Clorox is a global company with leading brands that have become household names: our namesake bleach and cleaning products; Green Works® naturally derived cleaning products; Ayudín® and Poett® home care products; Pine-Sol® dilutable cleaner; Fresh Step® cat litter; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces; Brita® water filtration products; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; and Burt’s Bees® natural personal care products. We manufacture products in more than two dozen countries and market them in more than 100 countries.
Our goal is to provide safe, accessible, customer focused public transit service in response to the needs of our customers.
Clean Air – Why Bother
The Banff Marathon Sustainability program is more than just picking up litter and placing it in the right can. As a runner, after a course and a timing system perhaps the air we breathe is the next most important element.
The Calgary Region Airshed Zone ( CRAZ) http://www.craz.ca is responsible for ensuring the air you breath in the Bow Valley is the cleanest you may enjoy anywhere in world.
This state of the art mobile laboratory can “sniff” the air and measure the most common atmospheric pollutants that cause or aggravate respiratory illnesses. CRAZ will be at the 2015 Banff Marathon with their Mobile Air Monitoring Laboratory (MAML).
The Banff Marathon Sustainability program will ensure over the life of the event that the air in Banff is the cleanest and freshest of any major marathon in the world.
Come explore the MAML – ask the technicians questions and help us spread the word…
Imagine a world powered by renewable energy.
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, makes it easy for homes and businesses to switch to 100% clean, pollution-free energy. By choosing Bullfrog Power, you can reduce your environmental impact, support new renewable energy project development in your region and across Canada, and help create a cleaner, healthier world.
Simple. Affordable. Pollution-free. It’s the better energy choice.
Since 2008 BVWaste and our special event partners have applied TZW practices and tracked results for over 50 events and set out recycling equipment at many more. Bow Valley special events have sent almost 30 tonnes of recyclables to a better place for a 6 year average diversion from landfill of 80%. Many events are finding ways to reduce the overall amount of garbage and recyclables they produce. Give a smile and a cheer to the event organizers and their volunteers who consistently step up and model responsible waste management in our community. They are all “ZERO HEROS“.
The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) is responsible for the collection and recycling of beverage containers throughout Alberta. It is a not-for-profit association consisting of representatives of Alberta beverage manufacturers, container depots and the public (environmental organizations, municipalities and interested citizens). The BCMB works to ensure that Albertans have access to a convenient and cost-effective system for recycling used beverage containers.
ABCRC is provincially incorporated and operates with not-for-profit provisions. Our mandate is to be the agent of the beverage manufacturers to operate a common collection system for registered containers. In this role, ABCRC is responsible for ensuring the recycling of the containers, and for promoting the economic and efficient recovery of beverage containers.
The ABCRC partners with organizational and events by offering staffing, legacy facilities, educational programming and supports events with contributions to ensure their common message is delivered.