Posts By: Alberta Emerald Foundation

Words of Wisdom from One of Alberta’s Favourite EcoHeroes

Grant MacEwan
“I can’t think of any service today, or in any time in world history where it’s more crucial; I can’t think of any service that I can give – if I can give anything at all – that exceeds the care of those natural resources; those natural treasures upon which the race, the human race; the race of others of God’s children, depend.”
Grant MacEwan (1902 – 2000) …

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ALBERTAN ECOHEROES TAKE ONE STEP CLOSER TO RECEIVING PRESTIGIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

CALGARY, AB – Today, at Calgary’s Eau Claire Market, hopeful nominees joined the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF), its sponsors, volunteers and other members from the local community, for the announcement of the 25th Annual Emerald Awards Finalists.

Over the past weeks, a panel of knowledgeable third-party judges with cross-sectoral experience rose to the challenge of narrowing down the brilliant examples of innovation and environmental achievement nominated this year …

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5 Ways to make sure your holiday season is eco-friendly!

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The holidays bring joy to many, but can also take their toll on the environment. Here are some great ways to keep the season bright and green at the same time.

1) Choose “memories” over “objects”

The holidays are a great time to reconnect with friends and family after a busy year. Remember that meaningful experiences create lasting memories. Enjoying a …

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How an Emerald Award Can Change Your Life

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Many Albertans are familiar with the Emerald Awards. Often referred to as “the Junos of the environment,” this sought-after accolade showcases and honours Alberta’s environmental achievements across all sectors through 10 categories. But what many may not be aware of is what happens when you receive an Emerald – the benefits will surprise you.

Top 5 Reasons you should …

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In memory of Patricia Leeson

Patricia Leeson

It is with heavy hearts that we share Patricia Leeson, our past Chair, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015. Patricia joined our board in 2011, became Vice Chair in 2012, and Chair in 2013. Through her tremendous leadership and guidance, Patricia was committed to strengthening the Alberta Emerald Foundation from the inside out. She played an invaluable role in the current success of our Foundation. She …

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PROVINCIAL ENVIRONMENTAL EXPO HEADS TO CAMROSE’S ECOFRIENDLY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Looking for a fun way to inspire the whole family to be more environmentally friendly? The Alberta Emerald Foundation is hosting Emerald Day on September 12 in Camrose, and could not be prouder of their venue, the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre.

“We are so fortunate to have found a venue that compliments the spirit of Emerald Day, and the values of our Foundation …

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Edmonton’s Poet Laureate Mary Pinkoski pens new piece for the 24th Annual Emerald Awards

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On June 4, 2015, Poet Laureate Mary Pinkoski closed the Emerald Awards with a new piece written for the event. Her beautifully-crafted piece (reprinted below) filled all with inspiration as she reflected on the outstanding achievements and contributions of the finalists and recipients recognized at the event.

There are people act as emeralds
Mary Pinkoski
Edmonton Poet Laureate (2013-2015 …

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And the 24th Annual Emerald Awards go to…

EDMONTON, Alberta – On June 4, environmental leaders from across the province gathered at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre for the announcement of the 24th Annual Emerald Awards. Presented by the Alberta Emerald Foundation, the uniquely-Albertan award showcases environmental excellence in nine cross-sectoral categories.

Earlier this year, the Alberta Emerald Foundation received many nominations for the prestigious Emerald Awards. A panel of knowledgeable third-party judges was tasked with reviewing all …

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10 simple ways you can reduce your global footprint this Earth Day

Stop the bottled-water madness. Buy a reusable container and bring it with you. Cheaper, more eco-friendly and potentially better for your health.
Don’t brush it off! Turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save more than five gallons of water a day.
Second-hand is first-rate! Consider buying used before buying new. You’ll save money and reduce the global impact. The library is a great place to start.
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THE RESULTS ARE IN! FINALISTS FOR THE 24TH ANNUAL EMERALD AWARDS ANNOUNCED

EDMONTON, AB – “And the finalists for the 24th Annual Emerald Awards are…” Today, at Edmonton’s City Hall, nominees joined the Alberta Emerald Foundation, its sponsors, volunteers and other members from the local community, to find out who would be taking another step towards receiving the coveted environmental award.

Over the past weeks, a panel of knowledgeable third-party judges with cross-sectoral experience rose to the …

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