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Arinna Grittani

Owner, Earth Legacy Inc.

Location
Edmonton, Canada Area
Industry
Environmental Services
Current
  1. Earth Legacy Inc.
Previous
  1. ISL Engineering and Land Services,
  2. Blue Planet Water Features,
  3. Lowe's Landscaping
Education
  1. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Websites
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Earth Legacy Inc.

Earth Legacy Inc.

Sustainability consultant

– Present

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Background

Summary

Arinna has dedicated her life to learning about nature, its ecosystems and sustainable design methods. She has been environmentally active throughout her life, and has always possessed a passion for nature, and especially plant life. Starting in the landscape field in 2002, she has experience in landscape construction, design and architecture, as well as a successful completion of Landscape Architectural Technology at NAIT, which provided her with both practical and theoretical knowledge. She has also attended many classes, seminars, and talks about sustainable technology and building methods. She has successfully completed a renewable energy course presented by Grant MacEwan Community college, and the micro business training course. She is well spoken and assertive, has won awards for public speaking and has served as class president in school. As an active participant in the global sustainable community, she possesses an affinity to connect and integrate people and companies. Her 10 years in the service industry has provided her with good customer service skills, multi-tasking ability and systems creation and implementation. She has successfully executed a commercial compost system for 160 employees at ISL Engineering and Land services. She has excellent analytical, numeracy and communication skills. She brings with her, trust, integrity, creativity, problem solving ability and attention to detail.

Specialties:Landscape design and planting service integrating low water usage and native and edible species.
Sustainability consulting for home and business. Helping you to find ways to reduce your ecological footprint, and sometimes your bills!

Experience

Sustainability consultant

Earth Legacy Inc.
– Present (4 years)

Create sustainable solutions for home and office.

Owner

Earth Legacy Inc.
– Present (8 years 5 months)

Earth Legacy provides on-site services to both private and commercial clients to achieve more efficient and sustainable operations. These services are:
1. Landscape services - design and implementation for homeowners
2. Sustainability consulting for homeowners and businesses
3. Support services for sustainable companies

Landscape designer

Earth Legacy Inc.
– Present (8 years)

Creating ecological and beautiful landscapes.

Landscape Architectural Technologist

ISL Engineering and Land Services
(1 year 3 months)

created presentation drawings and detailed design packages with cost estimates
gained a significant understanding of AutoCAD operations


Implemented an office wide compost and recycling program

Labourer

Blue Planet Water Features
(6 months)

designed layouts of water features
installed aquascape water features product line
developed excellent team work skills

Site Supervisor

Lowe's Landscaping
(2 years 6 months)

Implemented safe and efficient work procedures
Trained and supervised new employees
Interpreted and constructed conceptual designs
Became knowledgeable in irrigation installation and programming
Became proficient in installing paving stones and gravity retaining walls

Languages

  1. Spanish

    Limited working proficiency

Skills

  • The Natural Step
  • sustainabiity planning
  • Sustainability
  • Microsoft Office
  • Public Speaking
  • Excel
  • Writing
  • Customer Service
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Social Media
  • Problem Solving
  • Budgeting
  • permaculture design
  • landscape construction
  • speaking spanish
  • Landscape Design
  • Coaching
  • Permaculture
  • Renewable Energy
  • AutoCAD
  • Ecology
  • Sustainable Business
  • Green Building
  • Water
  • Sustainable Development
  • Landscape Construction
  • Energy Efficiency
  • LEED
  • Land Use Planning
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Education

Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Design Certification, Permaculture, Pass

Micro Business Training Center

Business Planning, Business/Commerce, General

Grant Macewan College

Renewable Energy Certificate, Sustainability Studies

Activities and Societies: Solar society of Alberta

Norquest College

Honours, Math 30 pure

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