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Sustainability for Lunch: tour of Blackline GPS

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our breakfast events, we are pleased to re-introduce Sustainability for Lunch! Every two months we'll feature a different local business and tour its operations to learn more about its sustainability practices.

In August we'll visit Blackline GPS - a Calgary-based technology company that has expanded their line of GPS products to include socially responsible, employee safety monitoring solutions.  Products are designed, developed and made here in Calgary to help corporations protect and ensure the safety of their employees. Blackline has also taken an ecologically conscious approach to package products with recyclable materials, and recycles subassembly parts when a product is taken out of service. 

You will have a chance to tour the research, development, and manufacturing areas at Blackline as well experience the interactive product display room of employee safety devices and unique tracking products.

There is limited parking available at Blackline and cars will need to travel to 14th Street to access the road close to Blackline. Limited parking is available near the playground which is about a block away from the brick building near the railway tracks.

Check out Google maps for directions.

To reduce our eco footprint for this event, we ask that our guests consider carpooling, biking or public transit. Bus #1 stops at the intersection of 13th Street and 9th Ave SE. Walk south on 13th Street toward the low brick building located near the train tracks (about 2.5 blocks). For detailed route information visit

Executive Mat Service and Janitorial Supply will be diverting all of the event's waste and turning it into clean energy used in their Calgary plant.

Lunch will be provided. Please indicate in your comments with your RSVP if you have any dietary restrictions. 

No unregistered guests, please.

Payment is required at the time of your RSVP and is $12 per person. There will be a limited number of spaces at the door for those wishing to pay by Calgary Dollars.

This event is limited to 40 guests. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Proudly organized by REAP Business Association, The City of Calgary's Office of Sustainability and Bullfrog Power.

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  • Kim T.

    Very interesting tour and I believe that they seem to be heading in the right direction. The applications for their product is endless!

    August 19, 2013

  • Kim T.

    Fantastic luncheon, was great to meet everyone and I have to say that I was extremely impressed with the operation over at Blackline GPS. What a thrilling time for a company and it looks like you are well positioned to ride the wave which I truly believe is coming your way!

    August 19, 2013

  • Carolynne

    It was an interesting event. Thanks for organizing and the BBQ lunch after was perfect.

    August 17, 2013

  • Mark H.

    I like the new concept of paying in advance for lunch, and the lunch provided was excellent - Thank you Bernadette & Co.! Thanks to all who put it together and made it happen.

    August 17, 2013

  • John

    Interesting event and good food, thanks for organizing it Laryssa and Stephanie!

    August 17, 2013

  • Kim D

    Sorry - will miss today's lunch due to an urgent work request. Hope to make it next time. Thanks, Kim

    August 16, 2013

  • John

    I want to attend this event and use Calgary Dollars too.

    August 14, 2013

    • Stephanie J.

      Hi John. Yes, we can make change for you. See you soon!

      August 16, 2013

    • John

      Great thanks Stephanie! :)

      August 16, 2013

  • Warren B.

    Sounds great. I will be there.

    August 15, 2013

  • Kim T.

    I will be in attendance

    August 13, 2013

  • Gord H.

    I am planning to attend

    August 13, 2013

  • Keenan T.

    I will be There

    August 12, 2013

  • Cassandra

    time conflict

    August 12, 2013

  • Kaushik K D.

    Prior committments

    August 11, 2013

  • Ann H.

    Glad you're offering the lunches again. Last year's were very interesting and the timing was good.
    Ann Hambridge.

    July 29, 2013

    • Laryssa

      Thanks Ann! We look forward to seeing you at the event :)

      July 31, 2013

Your organizer's refund policy for Sustainability for Lunch: tour of Blackline GPS

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 2 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: We understand that life happens and things change, so we will be happy to refund your money if you change your RSVP two or more days in advance, giving another person the chance to fill your spot. No refunds will be made for no shows.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

Our Sponsors

  • REAP Business Association

    Co-host of this event series

  • Office of Sustainability City of Calgary

    Co-host of this event series

  • Bullfrog Power

    All of our events are bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity.

  • BluPlanet Recycling

    Diverting organic & recyclable waste for these events from the landfill.

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