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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NOMINATIONS FOR THE 
26TH ANNUAL EMERALD AWARDS NOW OPEN!

For over 25 years, the Emerald Awards have recognized and celebrated the outstanding environmental achievements of large and small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit organizations, community groups, youth, and governments in our province.  Since 1992, the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF) has showcased nearly 300 recipients and 800 finalists through the Emeralds. This year, it could be you!

“We are the only awards program in Canada that recognizes and …

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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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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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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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ALBERTAN ECOHEROES TAKE ONE STEP CLOSER TO RECEIVING PRESTIGIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

CALGARY, AB – Today, at Calgary’s Eau Claire Market, hopeful nominees joined the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF), its sponsors, volunteers and other members from the local community, for the announcement of the 25th Annual Emerald Awards Finalists.

Over the past weeks, a panel of knowledgeable third-party judges with cross-sectoral experience rose to the challenge of narrowing down the brilliant examples of innovation and environmental achievement nominated this year …

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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

Patricia Leeson

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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