Accelerating environmental excellence in Alberta since 1992


We accelerate environmental excellence by identifying and celebrating Alberta's visionary leaders and sharing best practices through the power of compelling educational narratives.


A future where all Albertans advance environmental excellence where they live, work, and play.

Our Programs

Emerald Awards

Since 1992, the Emerald Awards have showcased almost 400 recipients and 900 finalists who are raising the bar in addressing environmental and climate change issues. These environmental awards celebrate excellence across all sectors, making them unique not only in Alberta but also in Canada.

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Our Sharing Stories program tells the stories of the organizations, projects, and individuals across Alberta who are working to protect our environment and take action against climate change. By telling these stories, we hope to educate and inspire people within and outside of Alberta to take action in their own lives and help create a more sustainable planet!

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Our Emerald Youth Grant Program empowers youth in Alberta to make their dream environmental projects a reality!

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discover environmental excellence

Learn more about the recipients of the 33rd Annual Emerald Awards and the work they’re doing to build a more resilient and sustainable future for Alberta!

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the emerald Documentary series

Delve into the narratives behind environmental work happening in Alberta, understand why it’s crucial, and explore the positive influence it has on our lives.

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We acknowledge and honour that we operate on Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 territories, of which we have been beneficiaries since their signing. We extend our hands in peace and friendship to all Indigenous peoples who have made these places their homes since time immemorial.

We are grateful for the journey we are on as treaty people, with the responsibility and opportunity to carry forward and renew the spirit and intent of those agreements. To learn, to grow, to celebrate this journey of discovery, and to share our stories as long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flow.

We call forward the spirit of tatawaw which in nehiyawewin means “Welcome, there is room” to guide us as we do our part to make Alberta a more welcoming and sustainable place to live for all.

We acknowledge and honour the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We believe in embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and welcome those from all walks of life, regardless of race, colour, gender identity, sex, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or expression, age, marital status, or disability.

We encourage conversation on our social platforms and in all our programs. In our effort to create and maintain a safe space for all to participate, we will remove any posts or comments that are discriminatory and act against the above statement.