Posts By: Alberta Emerald Foundation

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.
With #3 …

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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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Announcing our new Executive Director – Carmen Boyko

Carmen brings over fifteen years of progressive non-profit/charitable experience to the Alberta Emerald Foundation. A strong relationship builder, Carmen has been described by her references as a good communicator, determined and effective in negotiations with strong fund development and management skills. She brings to the Executive Director position competencies in operations, administration, communications, education/peer support, gift solicitation, stewardship, budgeting, grant writing, event planning, prospect research, board management, and strategic and business …

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Shell Canada Elevates Outstanding Environmental Achievements Through Emerald Award Sponsorship

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February 18, 2015

EDMONTON, Alberta – Shell Canada Ltd intensified their commitment to environmental excellence today by announcing their $50,000 sponsorship of the Public Education & Outreach Award category at the 24th Annual Emerald Awards.

The Public Education & Outreach Award recognizes community-based individuals, organizations and initiatives that …

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24th Annual Emerald Awards Nomination Deadline is Friday!

As the deadline for nominations for 24th Annual Emerald Awards approaches, the Alberta Emerald Foundation is excited and inspired by the examples of environmental leadership from around Alberta they have received so far. Although the deadline is only a few days away, it’s not too late to submit your nomination for an environmental program or initiative that you feel deserves recognition.

Remember:
Nominations can be submitted without support materials. …

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5 Things You Should Do Before Submitting Your Emerald Award Nomination

With nominations for the 24th Annual Emerald Awards underway, you may have been considering nominating yourself, or someone you know, to recognize an outstanding environmental achievement from the past year. We’ve compiled the following list to get you started with your nomination submission.

Be confident

Submitting a nomination can take courage. You may be second-guessing yourself, or questioning if your case is actually outstanding. We assure you, if …

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IT COULD BE YOU! Nominations Now Open for the 24th Annual Emerald Awards

Have you, or someone you know, made an outstanding contribution to the environment over the past year? The Alberta Emerald Foundation invites you to celebrate your achievement with a nomination for the 24th Annual Emerald Awards.

“We are the only foundation in the country to recognize the important work of environmental leaders across all sectors,” says Alan Ross, Chair of the Board, Alberta Emerald Foundation. “By honouring and …

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