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April 4, 2011

City Council goes green

City Council Goes Green

Red Deer City Councillors wear bright green shirts to encourage participation in Green Grouch project

City Councilors were showing off their true colors at tonight’s city council meeting. The entire council was decked out in bright green shirts to encourage more Red Deerians to log on to Since Red Deer took up the challenge issued by Grand Prairie Mayor Bill Givens two weeks ago, we’ve gone from ninth place, all the way up to second.

Our city only needs only a few thousand more points to catch up to GP.

Councilor Paul Harris says Red Deer is collecting points very quickly.

We are 4,500 points behind Grand Prairie, and we’re not loosing any ground. So what that means is, although they had a year head start on us, we have caught up.”

The website,, gives cities points for individual acts of environmental conservation, like bringing your own coffee cup and shutting off lights.

March 23, 2011

Green Grouch challenge

Red Deer city council has accepted a challenge thrown down by Grand Prairie mayor Bill Given, and will be taking part in the Green Grouch contest. 
Several Canadian cities are participating online at 

Councilor Dianne Wyntjes says Red Deerians can log on and earn our city points for doing things like bringing your own coffee cup, and turning off unused lights. 
“You get points for doing a variety of things,” explained Wyntjes at Council Monday night.
“Everything from using your own coffee cup, to turning off an unused light, to walking instead of driving, to washing your clothes in cold water, to using a cloth grocery bag. Observing meatless Mondays, using reusable drink containers, and you even get points for being honest.”

Grand Prairie has a year long head start on us, but Red Deer is already beating Winnipeg and Edmonton. If you want to help Red Deer catch up to GP, visit