Posts Categorized: Environmental Inspiration

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 26th 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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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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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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