We are our province’s environmental good-news storytellers. The Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF) recognizes and celebrates environmental achievements and stewardship in Alberta, establishing an example of excellence for all to follow. We connect our province’s environmental leaders and provide a voice to share their positive examples to inspire others.
We are committed to providing year-round programming that engages, informs, and emboldens environmental stewardship in our province. What began as the Emerald Awards in 1992, our flagship program, has evolved into a 12-month conversation.
We have expanded our capacity and programming into a robust communications strategy that showcases our province’s environmental achievements, and funding opportunities that educate and empower Alberta’s next generation. This progression allows for a larger positive environmental impact that benefits individuals and communities all across our province.
We do this through the generous support of our sponsors who are dedicated to creating a bright future for our province and our planet.
The Alberta Emerald Foundation acknowledges and honours 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.
To recognize and celebrate environmental achievements in Alberta.
To inspire environmental excellence and improvement.
- Promoting environmental leadership.
- Communicating and collaborating with others.
- Ensuring the integrity and credibility of the Foundation.
- Engaging the next generation.