by Kevin Lapp
on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 1:01pm.
Red Deer was dubbed as one of the greenest cities in the country this year! Sharing the title with 16 other cities across the nation. The Expedia feature based a large emphasis towards Red Deers Pollinator Parks, such as Maskepetoon Park and City Park that are left free of pesticides and mowing. Red Deer goes above and beyond to ensure that its grounds are kept in great shape and do all they can to enhance the city. Such as the cleaning initiative "Green Deer" which happens every spring. Residents, groups and businesses come together in the efforts of cleaning up the community and parks surrounding the city. With the "Leave it better than you found it" model in mind, all of the people involved in the program work towards ensuring Red Deer is clean and green.
There are quite a few great reasons to live in a city that thinks green and works towards being clean.
The top advantages of living in a city like this, you may ask?
Higher Property Value
Stronger Community Spirit
Get yourself or your business involved with Green Deer this year. Better yet, challenge another business to match your efforts! The event does not start until spring, which gives you lots of time to start planning who you will be challenging!
What are the stakes?
The City of Red Deer Website informs us that the most common challenge is whomever can collect the most garbage bags. However, you and your competition can decide what your stakes will be! This is a great way to get yourself involved in the Community while at the same time creating a cleaner, greener space for generations to come.