Posts Categorized: Finalist

Riparian Health Action Plan

North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA)

NSWA staff photo AGM 2018 copyIn 2016, the NSWA embarked on a 3-phase Riparian Health Action Plan to improve aquatic ecosystem health across the North Saskatchewan River watershed.

The NSWA completed a  study and commissioned the development of a new, modern method to assess riparian condition at the watershed scale. Critically impacted areas have been identified and are being used to prioritize on-ground work. They currently are engaged with municipalities, recognizing the ...

Software Platform Enables GHG Reductions at Scale

Carbon Credit Solutions Inc.

_ZHT0206Carbon Credit Solutions Inc. has created the most successful software platform for measuring, reporting and verifying GHG emission reductions on the planet. Their organization has grown revenue 1460% in 5 years, reducing the equivalent of one-million cars off the road in emissions.

Natural Leaders Project

City of Lethbridge – Helen Schüler Nature Centre

IMG_4971The Natural Leaders Project (NLP) is an immersive, year-long environmental leadership program designed to build ecological literacy, connect residents to place, and inspire stewardship and innovation. This program works with Grade 5-9 students and teachers, school administrations and districts, community partners, businesses, post-secondary institutions, members of the Blackfoot community, and the City of Lethbridge to create a community of knowledgeable, empowered and activated citizens.

This unique program ...

fRI Research Grizzly Bear Program

GBP_2013_G259-with-cubs-in-KakwaThe Grizzly Bear Program (GBP) was created at fRI Research in 1998 to provide knowledge and planning tools to land and resource managers to ensure the long-term conservation of grizzly bears in Alberta. Under the guidance of Program Lead Gordon Stenhouse, the GBP has become widely recognized for excellent science, practical solutions, and strong partnerships. The success of the GBP has been built from its long-term partnerships with government, ...

Change Homes for Climate: Edmonton’s EnerGuide Residential Labeling Program

City of Edmonton

Team Photo WinnerEdmonton’s residential labeling program helps Edmontonians understand the energy performance of a home and obtain expert advice on how to make it more energy efficient and comfortable. But Edmonton’s program goes beyond the individual home, as the labeling system allows for comparisons between homes so the market can make informed decisions.

The program consists of a home evaluation that includes recommendations on upgrades/renovations (for existing homes) and ...

Brookfield Residential Symons Gate Passive Haus

Brookfield Residential

IMG_0817Brookfield Residential has built one of the greenest houses ever constructed in Alberta. The “Brookfield Residential Passiv Haus” will use 90% less energy than a typical new home constructed today. And this prairie house doesn’t come with a furnace!

The catchphrase commonly used to describe a Passive House (Passiv Haus) is ‘you can heat it with a hairdryer and cool it with an ice cube,'” says Doug ...

Promoting Environmental Sustainablity Through the Crepe and Shake Cafe

Crepe and Shake Cafe Ltd

-1209398140_20170716_121633_2624197_resizedIn August of 1932, four nuns from the French Roman Catholic congregation “Les Filles de Jesus” (Daughters of Jesus) arrived in Beaumont, Alberta. In 1939, a new convent was built. When the nuns were not serving the Community they would spend their time maintaining their one-acre property: growing fruit and vegetables and looking after fruit trees which are still here today. Although the Religious Sisters of “Les Filles de ...

Alberta Community Solar Guide

Kabir Nadkarni

Alberta Community Solar Guide, Kabir NadkarniAs an Engineering and Leadership student at the University of Alberta, Kabir Nadkarni champions renewable energy and conservation education. When part of the City of Edmonton’s Youth Council exploring solar options for City Hall, Nadkarni discovered a knowledge gap among Albertans interested in sharing a partial stake in owning, leasing or using solar electricity through a community project. That pushed the student and Sara Hastings-Simon to co-author the Alberta ...

Alberta’s Demonstration Forest Education Network

Inside Education

Inside Education, Alberta’s Demonstration Forest Education NetworkWhat better way to learn about forest ecology and sustainability—not to mention feel ownership of Alberta’s environmental landscape–than with a hands-on visit to a real Alberta forest? For the last 20 years, Inside Education has been bringing forest education to life for students with dynamic, full-day curriculum-based programs at five demonstration forest sites across Alberta.

Rustic and real working demonstration forests (of old growth and new, with ...

Riel Park Redevelopment Project

City of St. Albert

Riel Park October 2013 2 copyA 10-year project to reclaim and revitalize marginal municipal land—the largest project of its kind in St. Albert’s history—has become an opportunity to enhance a former landfill with sports and recreational facilities, protect the Sturgeon River and to put the City’s natural environment pillar of sustainability into action.

Riel Park went from a sewage lagoon cell in the 1950s, to a dry landfill (1970s) to development of ...