Environment and Conservation

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Your Home

Find out how you can conserve energy and water at home. Toilet rebate, home energy audits, recycling, fluorescent light bulbs and more.

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Your Yard

Learn about environmentally responsible and effective yard and garden practices. Composting, naturescaping, rain barrels and The City of Red Deer's yard waste program.

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Your Community

Learn about environmental action being taken in your community and how you can get involved. Clean air, water and land for all Red Deerians.

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Your Business

How your business can be more environmentally responsible. Learn about recycling and water conservation initiatives.

Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School

Your School

Learn about environmental programs happening in our schools and how to get involved. Idle Free Schools, the Waste Not school presentation and Battery Drive.

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Our Corporate Initiatives

Find out what steps The City is taking in our own operations to conserve resources and protect our environment.

Is Red Deer the Portland of the Prairies?

CBC Eyeopener's Paul Karchut hypothesizes that Red Deer is so progressive, it can be called "the Portland of the Prairies". Listen to the CBC Calgary Eyeopener from May 27, 2016.

News & Notices

City Council adopts Community Safety...

September 27, 2016

Education, prevention, intervention and enforcement are the focus of a new Community Safety Strategy that was approved by City Council today.

Reminder to residents: only rain in ...

September 27, 2016

As residents clean up their yards this fall, they’re reminded that what goes on their lawns – or spills off them – will end up in the Red Deer River, untreated.

City Council considers...

September 26, 2016

Today, City Council considered first reading of the Riverlands Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and Land Use Bylaw that will enable The City to create a sustainable, vibrant and authentic mixed use neighbourhood in Red Deer’s downtown.