Urban sustaina-bee-lity in downtown Edmonton

With so many exciting upcoming projects, it’s been a busy, jam-packed summer at the office, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get the chance for some fun in-bee-tween!

In July, we brought out our bells and helmets on the Urban Beekeeping Bike Tour, put on by MacEwan’s Office of Sustainability. For a day threatened by stormy rain clouds, we were nothing but honey-sweet smiles as we pedalled through …

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7 fun and free (or low cost) sustainability events in Alberta this summer

Hot summer days and Plastic Free July are upon us, and Alberta is ready. We’re known for it; as soon as the snow melts, Albertans are wearing their shorts. We embrace summer like no other province, stubbornly hanging out on restaurant patios with blankets over our legs in April. With all the natural beauty to see, festivals and events to attend, and fresh local food to eat, a …

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Words from true Canadian gem Pierrette Requier

Attendees of the 28th Annual Emerald Awards had the honour and pleasure to receive a performance from City of Edmonton’s former Poet Laureate Pierrette Requier. The following are her Words of Introduction and an attached PDF copy of her radiant poems A Round of the Seasons – La ronde des saisons.
© Pierrette Requier

Our job here is to locate the magnificence and have it come through. …

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Press Release: The 28th Annual Emerald Awards celebrate another year of environment excellence in Alberta

Our province’s EcoHeroes receive prestigious awards.

JUNE 4, 2019 EDMONTON, AB – Hopeful finalists, community partners and sponsors, volunteers, and other members of the community joined the Alberta Emerald Foundation for the announcement of the 28th Annual Emerald Awards today. The award itself, designed and created by onetwosix design based in Edmonton, is fantastically aligned with the sustainability theme, being made from repurposed materials.

“We are …

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The 28th Annual Emerald Awards will shine an (LED) light on Alberta’s most innovative leading organizations in environmental excellence

EDMONTON, AB – As the topic of climate change grows increasingly paramount in the world and especially our province, the Alberta Emerald Foundation acts as Alberta’s environmental good-news storyteller, connecting environmental leaders and providing a voice to share positive examples to inspire others. The 28th Annual Emerald Awards will recognize and celebrate environmental excellence across all sectors in Alberta. A third-party panel of knowledgeable judges has selected three finalists per …

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ALBERTA EMERALD FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 
THIS YEAR’S EMERALD AWARD FINALISTS

Since 1992, the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF) has recognized and celebrated our province’s environmental achievements through the Emerald Awards. On March 29, the AEF was joined by sponsor Shell Canada Ltd and a collection of this year’s nominees for the 28th Annual Emerald Awards Finalists Announcement.

“We are the only awards program in Canada that recognizes and celebrates environmental excellence across all sectors in our province,” says Carmen …

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Celebrate your Albertan EcoHero with a 
28th Annual Emerald Award Nomination

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For more than a quarter-century, the Emerald Awards have recognized and celebrated the outstanding environmental achievements of large and small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit organizations, community groups, youth, and governments in our province.

Since 1992, the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF) has showcased over 300 recipients and 800 finalists through the Emeralds. This year, it could be you!

“We are the only awards program in …

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Our Emerald Awards Nominations Form has changed – Here’s what you need to know!

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Whether you’re a first time Emerald Awards nominator, or you have gone through the process before, we have made some updates to our nominations form to consider while crafting your submission. These changes were created based on the generous feedback we received from a focus group and survey we held earlier this year. We anticipate the changes improve the ability for more creativity, flexibility, and accessibility in your nomination. …

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ALBERTA EMERALD FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE 27TH ANNUAL EMERALD AWARDS

Albertan EcoHeroes receive prestigious environmental award.

 JUNE 5, 2018 CALGARY, AB – Today at Calgary’s Theatre Junction Grand, hopeful finalists joined the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF), its sponsors, volunteers and other members from the local community for the announcement of the 27th Annual Emerald Awards.

 

A panel of knowledgeable third-party judges with cross-sectoral experience rose to the challenge of narrowing down the brilliant examples of …

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MEDIA ADVISORY: ALBERTA EMERALD FOUNDATION TO ANNOUNCE 27th ANNUAL EMERALD AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Albertan EcoHeroes will receive prestigious environmental award.

On June 5 at 4 p.m. at Calgary’s Theatre Junction Grand, hopeful finalists will join the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF), its sponsors, volunteers and other members from the local community for the announcement of the 27th Annual Emerald Awards.

A panel of knowledgeable third-party judges with cross-sectoral experience rose to the challenge of narrowing down the brilliant examples of innovation and …

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