The judges loved that “The most innovated thing about Camp Maksepetoon is that it hasn’t changed in 58 years.” It promotes a natural, back-to-nature approach to camping and gives campers the opportunity to escape from city life, slow down, enjoy time outdoors, hike, take canoe lessons, swim in the lake, take part in nature journaling, enjoy unscheduled forest time, and engage with the environment constantly in a variety of ...
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Students are looking at global issues through the lens of the United Nations’ concept of education for sustainable development. They are champions for positive change and work towards innovative, outside the box thinking for the 21st century.
UAlberta has a long tradition of providing recycling services going back to the 1970’s, long before the practise was mainstream. Recently they have refocused on enhancing the student experience in residences related to waste and since 2010, has diverted 11,600 of waste beyond their traditional recycling streams. This has been accomplished through commitment, shared responsibility, collaboration, and excellence.
This project represents a collaboration between six oil sands companies, the province of Alberta and the local forestry industry and is actively restoring important caribou habitat. COSIA recognizes the importance of maintaining biodiversity while responsibly developing oil sands assets. One judge said “COSIA has stepped in where there hadn’t been any action before.”
The Southern Rockies Watershed Project is in its 10th year of watershed research and monitoring and focuses on climate, hydrology and stream ecosystem health. Their research activities span 80 square kilometres and nine watersheds and represent the largest and longest running forest hydrology research projects in Alberta. One judge said “to keep this going for ten years is remarkable.”
The Discovery 5 custom Net Zero home in Altadore is creating community awareness for green building initiatives and changing Avalon’s view of “business as usual”.
Ducks Unlimited Canada operates this environmental education program which is currently celebrating its twentieth consecutive year of operation in Alberta and teaches about wetlands conservation, delivering programming for over 100,000 students.
For more than 25 years, this volunteer based community water-testing program has been engaging Albertans in the collection of scientific data from their local lake or reservoir and working to ensure that Alberta’s water resources will not be the limiting factor in the health of our environment. The LakeWatch program is a critical component of Alberta’s Water for Life Strategy.
Lacombe Composite High School’s Eco Vision Club focuses on empowering students to become ecological leaders through projects that benefit their environment, enhance their education and encourage community collaboration. All of their projects have increased awareness of environmental issues, changing school and community culture.