International Avenue is committed to a sustainable future for our environment. Check out some of the initiatives we have led to improve sustainability in our community!

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Shop Local

Socially, economically, and environmentally - shopping local matters. Small and local businesses support local people financially, reduce income inequality, and cause local re-investment. Local businesses give areas uniqueness and create sense of place. And, shopping nearby reduces your travel distance, saving energy and time. So look no further than 17 Ave SE.

Building Design

Future development plans for the Avenue will incorporate many sustainable building practices. International Avenue BRZ was proud to be a part of the community orchard programme and supports REAP (Respect the Earth and All People).

Check out the sustainable building designs in the approved SE17 Urban Design plan.

SE17 Avenue Corridor Plan

Look for another exciting sustainable initiative coming soon!


All BRZ events use compostable plates, cutlery and cups. At our recent Best of the East Stampede Breakfast we diverted 178 lbs of garbage from the landfill alone.

Cigarette Recycling

International Avenue was the very first BRZ in Calgary to implement the collection and recycling of cigarette butts! We are proud to be leading the way on this initiative.

Reducing your Carbon Footprint

International Avenue has lots to offer if you are looking to lower your carbon footprint. Consider shopping at one of the many reused/upcycled item shops:

  1. Jayson’s Corner – 3714 17 Avenue SE
  2. Value Appliances – 1721 36 Street SE
  3. Hong’s Tailor – 2889 17 Ave SE
  4. Discount Vacuum – 3712 17 Ave SE
  5. Cash Canada Pawn – 3233 17 Ave SE
  6. Southview Motors – 3419 17 Ave SE
  7. Level Up – 3512 17 Ave SE
  8. Chinook Auto Sales – 1739 50 Street SE
  9. Calgary Used Cars – 1827 36 St SE
  10. House of Van Gogh- 3714 17 Avenue SE
  11. Pawnshop Superstore-3520 17 Avenue SE
  12. Deelz Tools and Such- 3313 17 Avenue SE
  13. B & P Cycle-1717 52 Street SE
  14. Bathtub Bikes and Sports- 3307 17Avenue SE


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