COVID-19: Transparency and updates from the AEF

The health of the community is of utmost importance to the AEF, which is why we’ve been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and taking all necessary precautions. We encourage you to take care of yourself, do your research, and stay informed.

Our board met to explore options on how to still celebrate the 29th Annual Emerald Awards. The board unanimously agreed that we need to achieve our mission …

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Press Release: 29th Annual Emerald Awards

While nominations close in just three days, the Emerald Awards season is just beginning! Our expert third-panel judging panel of diverse experiences and backgrounds will begin their reviews next week. On March 27, 2020, the Emerald Shortlist Public Announcement will be made and all finalists will be revealed.

For almost thirty years, the Emerald Awards have showcased Alberta’s environmental achievements across all sectors. Over 900 finalists and over …

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5 Topics To Look Forward To In Our New Podcast

With all the excitement surrounding the upcoming launch of What On EARTH Can We Do?, you may be wondering what on earth it’s about! Have you ever felt guilty about not knowing where to put your waste? Thrown out a week’s worth of well-intentioned-but-never-eaten vegetables and ate ice cream instead? Thought you, as an individual, are just one human and your eco-efforts are hopeless? Then this podcast …

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10 Life Learnings From the Emerald Documentary Series

The Emerald Documentary Series premiered in early October at the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, brandished on the marquee alongside the likes of Resident Evil and Vampyros Lesbos. While spooky movies are hot in fall, we know that combating climate change doesn’t need to be scary. The series, featuring ten of the 2019 Emerald recipients, showcases Alberta’s incredible innovators of environmental and sustainable progress. While we celebrated with recipients …

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36 environmental project ideas you could get funding for

Do current affairs make you think “EEEP!”? Are you a classroom or student group that wants to make a meaningful contribution to the environment and sustainability in your community? Look no further!

The AEF is currently accepting submissions for YEEG and EcoPitch. The Emerald Educational Engagement Program (EEEP) will launch alongside the Emerald Documentary Series and accompanying study guides …

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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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