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ALBERTA’S ECOHEROES RECOGNIZED AT 25TH ANNUAL EMERALD AWARDS CELEBRATION

CALGARY, ALBERTA – On June 8, environmental leaders from across the province gathered at Calgary’s Telus Spark for the announcement of the 25th Annual Emerald Awards. Presented by the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF), the uniquely-Albertan award recognizes and celebrates environmental excellence in 12 cross-sectoral categories.

Earlier this year, the AEF received 70 nominations for the prestigious awards. A panel of knowledgeable third-party judges was tasked with reviewing all …

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5 Ways to make sure your holiday season is eco-friendly!

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The holidays bring joy to many, but can also take their toll on the environment. Here are some great ways to keep the season bright and green at the same time.

1) Choose “memories” over “objects”

The holidays are a great time to reconnect with friends and family after a busy year. Remember that meaningful experiences create lasting memories. Enjoying a …

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How an Emerald Award Can Change Your Life

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Many Albertans are familiar with the Emerald Awards. Often referred to as “the Junos of the environment,” this sought-after accolade showcases and honours Alberta’s environmental achievements across all sectors through 10 categories. But what many may not be aware of is what happens when you receive an Emerald – the benefits will surprise you.

Top 5 Reasons you should …

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In memory of Patricia Leeson

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It is with heavy hearts that we share Patricia Leeson, our past Chair, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015. Patricia joined our board in 2011, became Vice Chair in 2012, and Chair in 2013. Through her tremendous leadership and guidance, Patricia was committed to strengthening the Alberta Emerald Foundation from the inside out. She played an invaluable role in the current success of our Foundation. She …

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Announcing our new Executive Director – Carmen Boyko

Carmen brings over fifteen years of progressive non-profit/charitable experience to the Alberta Emerald Foundation. A strong relationship builder, Carmen has been described by her references as a good communicator, determined and effective in negotiations with strong fund development and management skills. She brings to the Executive Director position competencies in operations, administration, communications, education/peer support, gift solicitation, stewardship, budgeting, grant writing, event planning, prospect research, board management, and strategic and business …

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Shell Canada Elevates Outstanding Environmental Achievements Through Emerald Award Sponsorship

MEDIA RELEASE – For Immediate Release

February 18, 2015

EDMONTON, Alberta – Shell Canada Ltd intensified their commitment to environmental excellence today by announcing their $50,000 sponsorship of the Public Education & Outreach Award category at the 24th Annual Emerald Awards.

The Public Education & Outreach Award recognizes community-based individuals, organizations and initiatives that …

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24th Annual Emerald Awards Nomination Deadline is Friday!

As the deadline for nominations for 24th Annual Emerald Awards approaches, the Alberta Emerald Foundation is excited and inspired by the examples of environmental leadership from around Alberta they have received so far. Although the deadline is only a few days away, it’s not too late to submit your nomination for an environmental program or initiative that you feel deserves recognition.

Remember:
Nominations can be submitted without support materials. …

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5 Things You Should Do Before Submitting Your Emerald Award Nomination

With nominations for the 24th Annual Emerald Awards underway, you may have been considering nominating yourself, or someone you know, to recognize an outstanding environmental achievement from the past year. We’ve compiled the following list to get you started with your nomination submission.

Be confident

Submitting a nomination can take courage. You may be second-guessing yourself, or questioning if your case is actually outstanding. We assure you, if …

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IT COULD BE YOU! Nominations Now Open for the 24th Annual Emerald Awards

Have you, or someone you know, made an outstanding contribution to the environment over the past year? The Alberta Emerald Foundation invites you to celebrate your achievement with a nomination for the 24th Annual Emerald Awards.

“We are the only foundation in the country to recognize the important work of environmental leaders across all sectors,” says Alan Ross, Chair of the Board, Alberta Emerald Foundation. “By honouring and …

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