green
initiatives
committee

mission statement

To help empower Mount Pleasant residents in building a stronger and more sustainable community through engagement, awareness, and shared learning.

Events, programs & initiatives

The MPCA Green Initiatives Committee coordinate multiple events and programs through the year to make the everyday greener and encourage sustainable living our community.

The We-Haul bike trailer sharing program is open for the 2023 season

Turn your bike into a cargo bike with our shared bike trailer! MPCA members can borrow this bike trailer and various accessories for free by booking online below.

Booking details/requirements: 

  • We-Haul is meant for MPCA members. Please support the program by signing up for an MPCA membership.
    • You don’t have to live in Mount Pleasant!
  • Each booking is for one day. Please book a maximum of three consecutive days.
  • Pick up and return the trailer outside the Mount Pleasant Outdoor Pool main entrance.

 

CLICK HERE to book the We-Haul bike trailer.

Check out this ultra helpful YouTube video about taking out the trailer for a grocery shop by committee member, Jonas.

Want more details? Here is a two-page intro with information on the program and the Burley Travoy trailer.

Located at the MPCA Community Hall (North Side), the Community Pantry is an initiative to advocate for food security and support a sharing economy within the community. The pantry is run on a volunteer ‘leave what you can and take what you need’ basis. The pantry is available for community members to leave non-perishable food items and toiletries. It is frequently checked on by members of the Green Initiative Committee and has been a successful initiative since June 2022.

 

The Annual MPCA Community Cleanup Event is put on with support from the City of Calgary and enables the community to declutter their homes and save a trip to the landfill, all while providing the opportunity to recycle or re-home as much as possible.

The 2023 Mount Pleasant Cleanup was on May 7 and allowed neighbours to get rid of, rehome and recycle a lot of waste and unwanted items.

Please look for next year’s cleanup date announcements on our social media and News & Events page in 2024. 

The Mount Pleasant Calgary Buy/Sell/Trade/Give group on Facebook is for Mount Pleasant residents as well as neighboring communities. The goal is to have a platform for community members to share and exchange used items to avoid buying new or throwing away items that can have a second life. This promotes a circular economy and active transportation, as items are given a second life and can most of the time be picked up within walking or biking distance. Please note this group is not for business purposes (we strictly remove all business related posts).

Join the Facebook group here

advocacy

GIC member, Jonas Cornelsen, presented to Calgary City Council in November 2022 on transit funding in the four-year city budget cycle. Check it out!

GIC newsletter article archive

The Green Initiative Committee has published an article in the community hardcopy newsletter, The Pulse, virtually every month since 2021. Explore topics like greener baking/cooking, the sharing economy, gardening for better mental health, incorporating public transit in your life and much more!

Click on the map to view the Mount Pleasant Biking Map in Google Maps

Active Transportation

Calgary has an absolutely world-class pathway system, why not explore the neighbourhood from two wheels? Below you can find some helpful resources for cycling in Mount Pleasant and the greater Calgary area too. 

  •  Pictured in this section is a map created by the GIC with Mount Pleasant places, various bike routes in the neighbourhood, local amenities, and destinations  like the zoo and The Central Library too!
  • The City of Calgary Pathways, Bikeways and Walkways page here
  • Find the City of Calgary Cycling Bylaws and Safety Tips here

No junk Mail Stickers

The stickers are waterproof so you can put them directly on your mailbox. If you need one, please contact Vanja on the Buy/Sell/Trade group or send an email to green@mpca.ca.

The Community Garden

The garden is currently undergoing some improvements and plots are not available at this time. Please check back for more info in 2024. 

The Mount Pleasant Community Garden is situated in the green space surrounding the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre located at 523 27 Ave NW. There are typically 31 plots individually available for rent on a yearly basis. The community garden supports the environmental sustainability of the community by allowing community members to grow their own local food. It also provides an opportunity for community gardeners to meet and connect with one another.

join the Green initiatives facebook group

Check out our Green Initiatives Facebook group for updates on events, initiatives and discussion here.

Contact the committee

If you have questions or comments about MPCA’s green initiatives, please email us, green@mpca.ca