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Edmonton Thinks of the Future as It Goes Green

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2012) - Edmontonians are committed to Edmonton having the green advantage and creating a healthy, thriving city, whether it''s by supporting innovative programs or initiatives dedicated to reducing Edmonton''s environmental impact.

As you focus on the meetings and conventions, and environment industry, we''d like to share some information about activity in our region.

Edmonton Launches First Energy-Efficient Residential Community - Imagine a neighbourhood where every house is built to a higher environmental standard and every homeowner knows their dream home is also reducing their impact on the environment. Welcome to Oxford, a new community in northwest Edmonton that will require all homebuilders meet eco-friendly guidelines for conservation and efficiency. Click here for more information.

Using nanotechnology to turn the table on CO2 emissions - A unique process being developed by University of Alberta researchers could have a big impact on reducing CO2 levels and efficiently using renewable energy. Click here for more information.

Hotels green up to make travellers happier - Properties have been responding to consumer demand as they adapt to becoming the venues in which environmentally aware, health conscious people want to stay, eat, play, exercise and relax. Click here for more information.

Edmonton is the second-most sustainable large city in Canada thanks to programs such as The Way We Green, the City of Edmonton''s environmental strategic plan and support from local businesses and citizens.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who''ve experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca