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Earth Day is Every Day

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While today, April 22, may have the official title of “Earth Day”; we here at Currents of Windermere aim to be environmentally conscious and mindful of the world every day of the year!

We have a variety of new initiatives and projects ongoing, all of which make us more sustainable, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly.

 

New Initiatives

Beekeeping Program

Planned completion date: Early Summer 2022Photo of a bee crate with the lid open.

We’ve partnered up with a local urban beekeeping company, Alvéole, to install beehives on one of our rooftops this June! Alvéole is a B Corp, meaning it’s a company that creates positive economic, social, and ecological impacts.

Installing these hives will allow us to repurpose unused space on our property for environmental purposes, will give honeybees a safe place to live, and as an added bonus; the hives will each produce sweet local honey! The installation of a hive in an urban environment requires minimal resources. Alvéole works with a special breed of Italian bees, selected over five years for their docility.

Stay tuned for information on free workshops hosted by Alvéole. We invite you to come and bee educated in the world of urban beekeeping.

 

The Currents Solar Project

Planned completion date: Late Summer 2022

The Currents Solar Project marks a major step for us toward becoming more environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient. Last year, we partnered with western Canada’s most experienced solar contractor, Great Canadian Solar, with the goal of installing a massive 1,428 solar panels to three of our buildings at Currents of Windermere!

While the project isn’t quite done yet; the plan is for the panels to be up and operational on our largest rooftop by the end of May, and for the panels atop the other two buildings to be soaking in the sun by the end of summer.

These panels will help tenants by reducing operating costs; will serve as a step toward net-zero; and all come with a 25-year warranty, meaning each panel will retain 80% of its charging capacity after that period of time!

 

Ongoing Initiatives

Lighting

Our parking lot lighting, exterior building lighting, and four of six pylon signs were recently switched to LED lighting. Why LED lighting? It’s more energy efficient by using less energy than traditional bulbs. The average LED light lasts over 50,000 hours which is 25 times longer than a traditional bulb. With a longer lifespan, this will reduce landfill waste to help make an environmental impact. All of our lights are set on timers or sensors, too!

In our office building, we’ve set lights and mechanical/HVAC on timers in an effort to save more energy. Our maintenance team has also built a box for the proper disposal of light bulbs from tenants.

Environmental

During the summer months, our maintenance team rides a bicycle to get around the property, instead of a vehicle. You can also find them using rainwater collection containers to water the flowers!

 


 

ENTER TO WIN A CRUISER FOR EARTH DAY!

We here at Currents of Windermere know that “going green” is a team effort and requires everyone to get onboard. That’s why this spring, we’ve teamed up with our retailers to give away a brand new Raleigh Cafe Adult Comfort Cruiser Bike from Canadian Tire, valued at $559.99 (before tax)! This sweet set of wheels will help you take a step (or a ride) towards being environmentally friendly yourself!

 

Click Here to View Rules & Regulations

 

GENERAL

Harvard Developments Corporation (the “Contest Sponsor” or “Harvard”) is sponsoring the “Earth Day” contest (the “Contest”) which runs from 8:00 a.m. MST Friday, April 22, 2022, to 8:00 a.m. MST Friday, May 6, 2022 (the “Contest Period”).

By entering this Contest, the entrant agrees to accept and abide by these rules and regulations (the “Contest Rules”). All decisions of the Contest Sponsor with respect to any aspect of this Contest, including without limitation of the eligibility of entries, are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this Contest.

ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is open to residents of Edmonton and the surrounding area (+100km) aged 18 years of age or older (or aged 13 years of age or older, with parent/guardian consent). The Contest is not open to owners or employees of Currents of Windermere retailers, and their immediate families or persons with whom the employee is domiciled.

HOW TO ENTER

To enter the contest, entrants must completely fill out and submit the Online Entry Form found on this page (above). Limit of one (1) entry per person. In the case of multiple entries, only the first eligible entry will be considered and the remainder will be void. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. By entering the Contest, each entrant consents to the use of their name, city/town of residence, phone number, and e-mail address for the purpose of conducting this Contest and, if consented, for marketing and promotional purposes.

PRIZE

The contest will award one (1) Prize: Raleigh Cafe Adult Comfort Cruiser Bike from Canadian Tire with an estimated retail value of $559.99 before tax.

Prize must be accepted as awarded. Prize may not be sold, transferred and is not convertible to cash. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize in whole or in part in the event that all or any component of the Prize is unavailable.The Winner is solely responsible for all costs not expressly described herein.

WINNER SELECTION

Harvard Developments Corporation will make one random prize draw (“Draw”) to determine the Contest Winner (“Winner”). The Winner will be selected at 9:00 a.m. MST on Friday, May 6, 2022. The Prize must be picked up within (10) business days from the Contest Sponsor, and arrangement of pickup is responsible to the Winner. The Winner will be notified by Phone and/or Email (as supplied during the Contest Entry) within approximately one business (1) day of the Draw (“Notification”).

The Winner may be asked for proof of identification upon physical pickup of their prize.
If the Winner is not eligible or does not otherwise meet the requirements as set out in the Contest Rules, the Contest Sponsor will have the right to disqualify said entrant and randomly draw another eligible entry for purposes of awarding a Prize, and the Contest Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

Upon Notification, the selected Winner must, unaided, correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question (“Test”). In the event that a selected Winner is unable to answer the Test correctly, the Contest Sponsor will have the right to disqualify said Winner and randomly draw another eligible entry, and the Contest Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

All Contest entries must be received during the Contest Period. Harvard Developments Corporation accepts no responsibility and will not be liable for entries that are not received, are incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible for whatever reason, including without limitation, due to computer or network or other system interruption, malfunction, failure or breakdown of any kind or duration. Harvard reserves the right in its absolute discretion, without any liability to any entrant to the Contest, to withdraw or modify the Contest should any of Harvard systems or its network be adversely affected by any virus or other similar destructive agent during the Contest Period. Participants may submit as many entries as they like. Duplicated entries will be counted as one entry.

The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws. Harvard shall be the sole judge and decision maker regarding any dispute regarding the application or interpretation of the Contest Rules or any other aspect of the Contest and Harvard’s judgment or decision shall be final. Harvard retains the right in its sole and absolute discretion to suspend or change for any reason, the start and/or end dates of the Contest, or to modify, suspend or cancel the Contest in part or as a whole for any reason. Harvard reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual from the Contest and to ban that individual from any future Harvard contest whom it finds or believes to be tampering with the Contest entry process, the operation of the Contest or is acting in violation of the Contest Rules. Harvard Developments Corporation is the sole sponsor of this Contest. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or any of our retailers.

PRIZE TERMS

By entering the Contest, entrants and selected entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor and their directors, employees, officers, agents and affiliates from any injury, loss or damage of any kind to persons or property, including but not limited to death, resulting in whole or in part directly or indirectly from the acceptance, receipt, possession, use or misuse of an awarded Prize, participation in any Contest-related activity including any travel related thereto and/or participation in the Contest.

By entering the Contest, each selected entrant agrees to sign and return the following to Harvard within three (3) days of Notification:

A form affirming eligibility and compliance with all Contest Rules (form may require notarisation);

A liability release form releasing the Contest Sponsor, their directors, employees, officers, agents and affiliates from all liability arising from or relating to the acceptance, receipt, possession, use or misuse of an awarded Prize, participation in any Contest-related activity including any travel related thereto and/or participation in this Contest; and A publicity release and consent form permitting the Contest Sponsor to use his or her name, city/town of residence and social media profile photo without compensation in publicity or advertising carried out in any medium world-wide by the Contest Sponsor and/or its advertising or promotional agencies without limitation or further notification unless permitted by law. If the selected entrant fails to submit the above within the given time period, the Contest Sponsor reserve the right to disqualify said entrant and randomly draw another eligible entry for the purpose of awarding a Prize (time permitting), and the Contest Sponsor shall both be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard; and,
Any other release/document as requested by the Contest Sponsor. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, or modify the Contest Rules at any time for any reason whatsoever.

The Contest Sponsor will not be liable for any human or technical errors that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest. The Contest Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of the entries.

No correspondence will be entered into except with entrants requesting the Contest Rules by mail or requesting names of the Prize winners (for which a self-addressed, postage paid envelope must be included).

The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by the Contest Sponsor as a result of technical problems or human error, or any combination thereof.

The Contest Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process.
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE CONTEST SPONSOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

This Contest is governed by the laws of Alberta and the laws of Canada applicable therein, and is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

By entering this Contest, the entrant agrees that the courts of the Province of Alberta, Canada shall have jurisdiction to entertain any action or other legal proceedings based on any provision of the Contest Rules or the running of this Contest. The entrant hereby irrevocably adheres to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Alberta.

THE CONTEST SPONSOR IS COLLECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ENTRANTS FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF ADMINISTERING THIS CONTEST UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR BY THE CONTEST RULES.

Contest Sponsor will not sell or transmit this information to third parties except for the purposes of administering this Contest. Any inquiry concerning personal information held by the Contest Sponsor should be forwarded to Harvard at (306) 777-0600.

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