Posts Categorized: Finalist

EcoAmmo

EcoAmmo Sustainable Consulting

EcoAmmo believes every project and person can make an impact on the environment and the health of the Earth. From their work on sustainable construction projects, carbon monitoring, environmental policy writing, and education, EcoAmmo is committed to their purpose of “Transitioning the World Towards Sustainability”.

Established in 2006, EcoAmmo is based out of Edmonton, in the first Net Zero LEED Platinum office building in Alberta. They ...

20 Years of Watershed Management Excellence

North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

Since 2000, the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) has provided regional leadership and technical expertise to study and report on the health of the North Saskatchewan River Watershed (NSRW). NSWA grew from a few dedicated organizations to over 750 active members including an 18-member Board over eight sectors and three Subwatershed Alliances representing 28 partnering municipalities.

Collaborative partnerships are core to NSWA’s success. Our strong relationships ...

Working with Albertan Farmers to Create Climate Solutions That Are Good for the Farmer, the Farm, and the Climate

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions (RR2CS)

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions (RR2CS) is a central Alberta based project providing agricultural producers with learning opportunities to benefit from climate solutions. It is led by project coordinator, Derek Leahy and supervised by programs manager, Brenda Barritt of the Stettler Learning Centre. RR2CS runs farm field days, workshops and conference speakers series’ and produces a podcast in order to explain that what is good for the farm ...

ENVIRx

Alberta Pharmacists’ Association

ENVIRx is a provincial medication and sharps disposal program administered by the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA). Pharmacists apply to participate in the ENVIRx program, which is available to community pharmacies for the safe disposal of post-consumer pharmaceutical waste.

Albertans are encouraged to return old or unused medications and sharps to their community pharmacy for proper and safe disposal. Through this program, pharmacies help promote public safety and ensure ...

Piper Creek Restoration Agriculture Project

ReThink Red Deer

The Piper Creek Restoration Agriculture Project (PCRAP) is a publicly accessible site demonstrating riparian restoration and urban agriculture on the edge of Red Deer. Working together under a shared vision of “Cultivating a healthy environment for all creatures from soil to sky” the PCRA Project is a collaboration between many partners:

The City of Red Deer Red Deer River Naturalists Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Living Lands ...

Using NetMap for Alberta’s Watersheds

fRI Research Water Program

Government and Watershed Councils have the complicated task of managing Alberta’s watersheds in a very busy landscape. The Water Program at fRI Research, through the work of Axel Anderson and Michael Wagner, has developed a tool to make the job easier. They have customized the GIS platform NetMap to work for Alberta’s watersheds, so it shows exactly where problems are in a watershed, and where mitigation efforts would be the ...

Energy Efficiency Alberta

Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) is dedicated to raising awareness about energy use and the promotion, design and delivery of programs supporting energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development of micro-generation and small-scale energy systems in Alberta. EEA’s work spans multiple industries and public institutions across the province. They support emerging technologies and financing tools that make our communities and businesses greener while reducing the cost burden: an excellent ...

Protecting Edmonton’s Urban Forest During Neighborhood Renewal

City of Edmonton

Edmonton’s Neighborhood Renewal program is a longterm approach to replacing and upgrading urban infrastructure within individual neighborhoods in a focused, integrated process. Upgrades include underground drainage, streetlights, curb/sidewalk replacement, and road reconstruction, all within the same construction season. While this process provides certain efficiencies, it is extremely stressful on adjacent trees, particularly mature trees providing the greatest environmental benefits. Intensive construction near trees can cause long-term health effects to trees, ...

Let’s Find Out Podcast

Let’s Find Out is a podcast about the history of Edmonton/Amiskwaciwâskahikan. They take questions from curious Edmontonians about local history and then we find out the answers together. In 2019, Let’s Find Out created an 11-episode season about how humans and nature have shaped each other in our city. In each episode, they took a question from a listener, and then researched the answer together by taking field ...

Eco-Leaders Program

City of Calgary

The Eco-Leaders Program is a youth environmental leadership initiative that delivers environmental and climate-literacy and fosters environmental and climate leadership in Calgary’s youth. The program is open to school‐based student groups in grades 1 to 12 and provides guidance and resources to research, design and implement curriculum-linked projects in their community that will contribute to addressing environmental and climate change issues. The program provides awareness and understanding of climate change ...