Posts Categorized: Environmental Inspiration

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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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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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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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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Edmonton’s Poet Laureate Crafted a Stunning Poem for the 26th Annual Emerald Awards – Listen to it here!

Pierrette Requier, Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, captured the rhythm and magic of the changing seasons in her poem Trees, crafted for the 26th Annual Emerald Awards. Listen to her beautiful words here.

Emerald Awards Nomination How-To Guide

Welcome to the 27th Annual Emerald Awards nominations. By showcasing and elevating Alberta’s outstanding environmental achievements, we inspire others to follow their examples. We thank you for your time to complete the nomination process.

We have created this How-To Guide to help you with your nomination. From start to finish, the nomination process should take no more than two hours to complete; however, we require …

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EMERALD SPEAKER SERIES: Kelcie Miller-Anderson

The Emerald Speaker Series welcomes past Emerald Awards Finalists and Recipients to share an inspirational message about the environment. 

Kelcie Miller-Anderson is one of the Emerald Awards’ youngest and most inspirational recipients. At the age of 15, Kelcie began her research into developing novel remediation methods for the Alberta Oil Sands. Since receiving her Emerald Award in 2013, she has gone on to be …

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Derek Beaulieu Wrote a Poem for the Emerald Awards and You Have to Read It.

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The 25th Annual Emerald Awards were filled with many special moments, including when Derek Beaulieu, former Poet Laureate of Calgary, delivered this stunning poem he created exclusively for the event.

Emerald, Silver, Turquoise . . . 

The alien landscape of Lake Abraham on the North Saskatchewan River, near Nordegg, has fascinated the internet. Photographs of its eerie surface floods Instagram and Twitter. During the summer …

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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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