We believe that responsible resource development and conservation can co-exist.
We adhere to high environmental standards at our operations that allow us to produce the energy needed to drive economic growth and social well-being while also protecting the environment. We are proud to support environmental stewardship programs in the communities near our operations.
City of Calgary
We are proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2019 City of Calgary International Migratory Bird Day. Held at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, the event teaches participants about bird and wildlife migration and conservation, as well as the importance of conserving wetlands and their role preserving biodiversity. We are also helping to advance conservation and understanding through our work with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Migratory Bird Center. Through this partnership, we gain a better understanding of the important habitats throughout the migration cycle and how we can take a coordinated approach for more effective conservation.
CPC is a long-time supporter of the Mud Between My Toes program for young Calgarians. Since 2006, this unique program has provided 11,000 students with the opportunity to learn about the importance of urban wetlands and how urban and natural environments are connected. The program has been so successful that, in recent years, demand for it has exceeded capacity. This prompted the construction of a new dock at Ralph Klein Park in 2018 to expand the program to more students. The City of Calgary named the new dock in our honour.
As an organization committed to environmental stewardship, we are proud to be the presenting sponsor once again in 2019 of the City of Calgary’s Parks and River Pathway Clean-up. This event is one of many volunteer initiatives enjoyed by our staff and their families.
CPC is proud to support the Calgary Zoo’s Whooping Crane Recovery Program, which works with U.S. and Canadian governments and three other breeding facilities in an international effort to restore whooping crane populations in the wild. Our funding allows for data collection to support the program’s three objectives: to influence and advance whooping crane recovery planning, increase the number of birds produced in captivity for reintroduction and evaluate alternative translocation methods to improve reintroduction efforts.
NAIT Surmont Boreal Reclamation Project
We partnered with NAIT on this high-impact applied research initiative to develop cost-effective reclamation methods that will help ConocoPhillips and other companies operating in Canada’s oil sands to exceed Alberta's reclamation standards.
Youth Central is a non-profit organization established in Calgary in 1992 that offers programs to provide meaningful volunteer experiences for the city's youth. Each year, Youth Central organizes the Youth of Distinction Awards that recognize youth for the difference they make to our community. The awards are focused on daily choices youth make and the impact their choices have on those around them. As a company committed to environmental stewardship, we are pleased to support the Youth of Distinction Environmental Award.