Emerald Awards

Albertans are passionate about balancing the development of this province’s rich resources with environmental stewardship. The Emerald Awards recognize and reward the excellent environmental initiatives undertaken each year by large and small corporations, individuals, not-for-profit associations, community groups and governments.

Each year the Foundation receives nominations in ten established categories. Nominations open in November and close at the end of February.  To access the online nomination system, please click here.

A panel of knowledgeable judges, with cross-sectoral experience, carry out an independent evaluation based on criteria outlined in the nominations package and select the finalists and recipients.

In June each year, about 500 guests gather in Edmonton or Calgary to celebrate environmental excellence in Alberta and provide recognition to those individuals and organizations whose commitment to our environment truly demonstrates leadership. Because of their ingenuity, dedication and hard work, others will follow, what is now innovative will become the norm, and all Albertans will benefit from a healthier, cleaner environment.

The 22nd Annual Emerald Awards were presented on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Edmonton to a sold-out audience of nominees, supporters and friends. 

To see photos from the event, please click here. 

To learn more about the recipients, please click here.