Posts Categorized: Emerald Awards




ALBERTA – Today, the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF) revealed the shortlist for the 31st Annual Emerald Awards.

Since 1992, the Emerald Awards have showcased over 350 recipients and 850 finalists who are raising the bar in addressing local, regional, and global environmental & climate issues. These environmental awards celebrate excellence across all …

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Alberta Emerald Foundation to share this year’s shortlist for Alberta’s unique environmental awards

For Immediate Release


March 21, 2022


For more information contact: 

Sabrina Huot



ALBERTA – On March 25th at 12:00 PM MST, the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF) will be announcing the shortlist for the 31st Annual Emerald Awards. 

Since 1992, the Emerald …

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The Emerald Awards get a momentous makeover for our 30th anniversary

At an online Press Conference this morning, we announced the new categories for the 30th Annual Emerald Awards. This is the first time the categories have been completely revamped, fundamentally changing how we recognize environmental excellence in Alberta since our inauguration in 1991.

“We wanted to honour our 30th anniversary while aligning the Emerald Awards with current environmental priorities,” says Executive Director Gregory Caswell. “This …

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Congratulations to the 29th Annual Emerald Awards recipients!

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the AEF had our laptop-screen debut at the online 29th Annual Emerald Awards. A week later, we’re still beaming from our talented performers: Julian Faid, for making us laugh; Audrey Lane Cockett, for inspiring us; and Giselle Denis, for bringing her brilliant creative vision to canvas. In case you missed them, or just want to relive the magic, you …

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Meet the 29th Annual Emerald Awards Shortlist!

Congratulations to the deserving 29th Annual Emerald Awards Shortlist! A huge thank you to all those who applied and shared their inspiring environmental work with us, as well as our judging panel who dedicated their time and expertise to the cause. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the 29th Annual Emerald Awards Shortlist Announcement video, presented by Alberta Recycling Management Authority. …

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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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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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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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