Past Emerald Award Recipients

The Emerald Awards have established a legacy of showcasing environmental excellence in Alberta since 1991. For over 30 years, the AEF has celebrated the outstanding achievements of organizations, projects, and individuals from across the province.

You can use the table below to find all 376 of our past award Emerald Award recipients. If you’re more of a visual person, check out our Emerald Awards map!

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YearCategoryNomination TitleOrganizationLocation
2023AirBlindman Brewing First-in-Canada CO2 Capture and UtilizationBlindman BrewingLacombe
2023Business26 Years Building Sustainable Futures by Reimagine ArchitectsReimagine ArchitectsEdmonton
2023Community Group or NonprofitProject Forest: Rewilding Canada, One Forest at a TimeProject ForestProvince-wide
2023EducationEvergreen Theatre: A 32 Year Legacy of Inspiring Environmental Awareness & Action Through the ArtsEvergreen Theatre SocietyCalgary
2023EnergyBow Valley Green Energy Cooperative, empowering community to transform Alberta's energyBow Valley Green Energy CooperativeCanmore
2023GovernmentNose Creek Watershed Partnership - Celebrating 25-Years of Watershed Planning, Policy and ActionNose Creek Watershed PartnershpAirdrie, Calgary, Crossfield, Rocky View County
2023Infrastructure Ecoplast Solutions: Building Houses from Recycled Plastic BottlesEcoplast SolutionsLloydminster
2023LandThe City of Calgary’s Willow Plantation for Marginal Land Improvement and Carbon CaptureThe City of CalgaryCalgary
2023Lifetime AchievementDirk and Nanja of The Barrelman Inc.: 25 years of protecting land and water through local action that inspiresDirk and Nanja StruckCalgary
2023Public Engagement & OutreachGreenLearning’s Eco 360 program: Transitioning to a circular economy for plastic waste!GreenLearningProvince-wide
2023Shared FootprintsHighfield Regenerative Farm: Growing an alternative food community on a foundation of healthy soilHighfield Regenerative FarmCalgary
2023Waste ManagementRevolutionizing Recycling with [Re] Waste: Transforming Waste Management for a Sustainable Future[Re] WasteEdmonton
2023WaterLakeKeepers: Community Based Monitoring of Alberta's LakesAlberta Lake Management SocietyEdmonton
2023Wildlife & BiodiversityAseniwuche Winewak Nation's Caribou Patrol Program: 11 years of saving Alberta’s caribouAseniwuche Winewak Nation of CanadaGrande Cache
2023YouthEnergy & Environmental Sustainability Projects in Action at New Myrnam SchoolNew Myrnam SchoolMyrnam
2022AirBike All Winter ProgramCanmore Community CruisersCanmore
2022BusinessZeno Renewables Inc.Edmonton & Calgary
2022Community Group or Non-profitNewo Global EnergyCamrose
2022EducationAlberta Tomorrow FoundationCochrane
2022Government25 Years of Environmental Achievements at the M.D. of Ranchland No. 66The Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66Nanton
2022LandThe Edmonton Urban FarmExplore EdmontonEdmonton
2022Lifetime AchievementSteve McIsaacEdmonton
2022Public Engagement & OutreachWILD Outside and Canadian Conservation CorpsCanadian Wildlife FederationEdmonton & Calgary
2022Waste ManagementBlenderz Garment RecyclersEdmonton
2022WaterThe Riparian Web PortalNorth Saskatchewan Watershed AllianceEdmonton
2022Wildlife & BiodiversityThe Plant Biodiversity LabDr. Jana Vamosi at the University of CalgaryCalgary
2022YouthAlberta Youth Leaders for Environmental EducationAlberta Council for Environmental EducationAlberta-wide
2021AirWe Care About The Air You BreatheCalgary Region Airshed ZoneCalgary
2021BusinessYYC Growers & DistributorsCalgary
2021Community Group or Non-ProfitSolar AlbertaEdmonton
2021EducationLacombe Composite High School's EcoVisionLacombe
2021EnergyCharting the Path to a Sustainable Future: Fort Chipewyan Off-grid Solar Farm & StorageATCO and Three Nations EnergyFort Chipewyan
2021InfrastructureThe ConfluenceWaiparous
2021Land10 Years of Grassland EducationGlenbow Ranch Park FoundationCochrane
2021Lifetime AchievementPat LetiziaCalgary
2021Public Engagement & OutreachDefend Alberta ParksCanadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) - Northern Alberta Chapter, CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter, and the Alberta Environmental NetworkProvincewide
2021Shared Footprints AwardVermilion River Watershed Restoration and Enhancement ProjectVermilion River Watershed AllianceVermilion
2021Waste ManagementStyro-Go Foam RecyclingStyro-Go Canada Inc.Calgary
2021WaterPigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan – Caring for the Lake TogetherPigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan, Steering CommitteePigeon Lake
2021YouthLives with Less PlasticJade JanzenCochrane
2020Community Group or Nonprofit Association: GrassrootsAWES – Trees Are The SolutionAgroforestry and Woodlot Extension SocietyEdmonton
2020Community Group or Nonprofit Association: Large OrganizationMunicipal Climate Change Action CentreAlberta Urban Municipalities Association & Rural Municipalities of AlbertaEdmonton
2020EducationW.I.L.D. Program for Outdoor AdventuringRocky View Schools – Ecole Manachaban Middle SchoolAirdrie
2020Emerald Challenge: Climate ChangeSustainable Development Project Phase IX Rooftop Solar ArrayCochrane Highschool Sustainable Development CommitteeCochrane
2020Government InstitutionFirst Canadian Municipal Long Range Electric BusesCity of St. AlbertSt. Albert
2020Large BusinessSustainability at the Edmonton Convention CentreEdmonton Convention CentreEdmonton
2020Lifetime AchievementPres WinterViking
2020Public Education & OutreachInside Education: Youth Environmental Leadership SummitsInside EducationEdmonton
2020Shared Footprints AwardDale Hodges ParkSans façon; Watershed+; City of Calgary; AECOM; O2 Planning + Design; Source2Source; Wilco Contractors Southwest Inc.Calgary
2020Small BusinessWaste to Energy Project (ConocoPhillips Surmont Plant)Eco-Growth Environmental Inc.Calgary
2019Community Group or Not-For-Profit Association: GrassrootsConserving Alberta’s Most Fragmented EcoregionEdmonton and Area Land TrustEdmonton
2019Community Group or Not-For-Profit: Large OrganizationGoodwill Edmonton Impact Centre Sustainability ProgramGoodwill Edmonton Impact CentreEdmonton
2019Education: Post-SecondaryLand Reclamation International Graduate SchoolFaculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences University of AlbertaEdmonton
2019Emerald Challenge: Climate ChangeIndigenous Electricity Technical Working GroupEdmonton
2019Government InstitutionNatural Asset MappingCity of EdmontonEdmonton
2019Large Let’s Not Waste!SPUD.caEdmonton
2019Lifetime AchievementLloyd DahlAlix
2019Public Education and OutreachEmpower Me AlbertaEmpower MeCalgary
2019Shared Footprints AwardFinding Common GroundBattle River Watershed AllianceCamrose
2019Small BusinessMove the World!College Hunks Hauling Junk and MovingEdmonton
2019YouthSustainability Leadership CouncilMacEwan UniversityEdmonton
2018Community Group or Not-For-Profit Association: GrassrootsCarnivores and Communities ProgramWaterton Biosphere ReservePincher Creek
2018Community Group or Not-For-Profit: Large OrganizationEnvironment & Climate Literacy ProjectGreen CalgaryCalgary
2018Education: Post-SecondaryGreen Building Technologies Lab and Demonstration CentreSAIT ARIS Green Building TechnologiesCalgary
2018Education: School or ClassroomInnovateEdmonton
2018Government InstitutionE2 Street Lighting ProgramCity of CalgaryCalgary
2018Individual CommitmentBike to Work DayLonny BalbiCalgary
2018Large BusinessBeaver Creek Wood Bison ProjectSyncrude Canada Ltd. & the Fort McKay First NationFort McMurray
2018Public Education and OutreachFish Creek Environmental Learning Centre Education ProgramAlberta Environment and ParksCalgary
2018Shared Footprints AwardCreekwatch Citizen Science and StewardshipRiverWatch Institute of AlbertaEdmonton
2018Small BusinessRedemptive DevelopmentsEdmonton
2018YouthMission Replant Fort McMurrayEcoYOLOFort McMurray
2017Community Group or Not-for-Profit Association: GrassrootsDecentralised Energy CanadaCalgary
2017Community Group or Not-for-Profit Association: Large OrganizationRecycling Without LimitsCerebral Palsy Association in AlbertaCalgary
2017Education: Post-SecondaryAlternative Energy Technology ProgramNAITEdmonton
2017Education: School or ClassroomAspen Heights MicroSocietyRed Deer
2017Emerald Challenge: InnovationThe Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and CommerceCuku's Nest Enterprises Ltd.Edmonton
2017Government InstitutionRoot for TreesCity of EdmontonEdmonton
2017Individual CommitmentWild Rose Consulting IncAnn SmreciuEdmonton
2017Large BusinessSustainability ProgramFairmont Chateau Lake LouiseLake Louise
2017Public Education & OutreachAdvancing Environmental and Energy Education in AlbertaAlberta Council for Environmental EducationCanmore
2017Shared FootprintsFoothills Stream Crossing PartnershipHinton
2017Small BusinessBullfrog PowerCalgary
2017YouthThe Green MediumEdmonton
2016Community Group or Not-For-Profit Association: GrassrootsElectronic Recycling AssociationCalgary
2016Community Group or Not-for-Profit Association: Large OrganizationGreen CalgaryCalgary
2016Education: Post-SecondaryUniversity-based Community Service – Learning for the EnvironmentUniversity of Alberta – Augustana CampusCamrose
2016Education: School or ClassroomWarriors of the RainbowClandonald SchoolClandonald
2016Emerald Challenge: InnovationSolar PV Incentive ProgramTown of BanffBanff
2016Government InstitutionReuse CentreCity of Edmonton, Utility Services BranchEdmonton
2016Individual CommitmentWestern Sky Land Trust SocietyJerry BrunenCalgary
2016Large BusinessImplementing and Sharing Energy Efficiency InnovationConocoPhillips CanadaCalgary
2016Public Education and OutreachThe Classroom Energy Diet ChallengeThe Royal Canadian Geographical SocietyOttawa
2016Shared Footprints AwardALUS in AlbertaCalgary
2016Small BusinessEchohavenEcho-Logic Land CorporationCalgary
2016YouthHaley TodescoCalgary
2015Community Group & Nonprofit AssociationCamrose Wildlife and Greenspace Stewardship ProjectCamrose Wildlife and Stewardship SocietyCamrose
2015EducationGreen Commuting HubsCaptain Nichola Goddard SchoolCalgary
2015Emerald Challenge Award: WaterLiving By WaterNature AlbertaEdmonton
2015Emerald Challenge Award: WaterYellow Fish RoadTrout Unlimited CanadaCalgary
2015Government InstitutionDesigning for Wildlife in an Increasingly Fragmented WorldCity of EdmontonEdmonton
2015Individual CommitmentDr. Bonnie ShapiroCalgary
2015Large BusinessSandhill Fen Technical Advisory CommitteeSyncrude Canada Ltd.Fort McMurray
2015Public Education & OutreachQuest/Destination Conservation ProgramConocoPhillips CanadaCalgary
2015Small BusinessVerge PermacultureCalgary
2015The Ron Kruhlak Youth AwardJunior Achievement of Northern Alberta & NWTEdmonton
2014Community Group & Nonprofit AssociationChildren's Summer CampCamp MaskepetoonSherwood Park
2014Community Group & Nonprofit AssociationThe Mistakiis InstituteCalgary
2014Community Group & Nonprofit AssociationSolar Energy Society of AlbertaEdmonton
2014Education: School or ClassroomEcoVision ProjectsLacombe Composite High SchoolLacombe
2014Emerald Challenge: WaterLake Watch ProgramAlberta Lake Management SocietyEdmonton
2014Emerald Challenge: WaterSouthern Rockies Watershed ProjectSouthern Rockies Watershed Project TeamEdmonton
2014Government InstitutionWaste In Residence ProgramOffice of Sustainability, University of AlbertaEdmonton
2014Individual CommitmentStewardship, Signage and Sense of Place in an Urban PrairiePolly L. Knowlton CockettCalgary
2014Individual CommitmentBarry KolenoskyLac La Biche
2014Individual CommitmentA Career Dedicated to Wildlife ConservationBob PeelCarstairs
2014Large BusinessStatoil Understanding Caribou InitiativesStatoil CanadaCalgary
2014People's ChoiceHerman Chang and Hillview SchoolEdmonton
2014Public Education & OutreachProject WebfootDucks UnlimitedCalgary
2014Public Education & OutreachDiscovery 5 Net Zero HomeSAIT Polytechnic & Avalon Master BuilderCalgary
2014Ron Kruhlak Award for Emerging YouthHenry Wise Wood High School - Environment ClubCalgary
2014Shared Footprints AwardAlgar Restoration Pilot ProjectCanada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)Calgary
2014Small BusinessRough Fescue Grasslands Restoration ProjectTannas Conservation ServicesCremona
2014Small BusinessWaldron ProjectWaldron Grazing Co-Operative Ltd.Stavely
2014YouthStudent Led Initiatives For Sustainable Education (SLISE)SLISE at Queen Elizabeth High SchoolEdmonton
2014Emerald Challenge Award: WATER Southern Rockies Watershed ProjectSouthern Rockies Watershed Project TeamEdmonton
2013Education: School or ClassroomGreen Schools and Kids in the GardenEmma Gilbertson, Deb Greiner and Antonella BellEdmonton
2013Emerald Challenge: WaterOld Man Watershed CouncilShirley PickeringLethbridge
2013Government InstitutionAlberta's Wet Areas Mapping InitiativesAlberta Department of Environment and Sustainable Resource DevelopmentEdmonton
2013Individual CommitmentUniversity of Calgary, Biogeoscience Institution Experiential Education ProgramMichael J. MappinCalgary
2013Individual CommitmentDory's Enviro WorkDory RossiterCalgary
2013Large BusinessThe Nutriboost ProgramDMI, Peace River Pulp DivisionPeace River
2013Large BusinessWhat's the Green Deal ProgramLondon Drugs LtdRichmond, BC
2013Not-For-Profit AssociationPreserving our Lands; Preserving our LegacyEdmonton and Area LandtrustEdmonton
2013Not-For-Profit AssociationRoad Watch in the PassLed by Rob and Loretta SchaufeleCrowsnest Pass
2013Not-For-Profit AssociationEco-Initiatives ProgramCalgary Folk Music FestivalCalgary
2013Public Education & OutreachTeacher Professional Development ProgramsInside EducationEdmonton
2013Shared Footprints AwardMontane Elk Project
2013Small BusinessAfforestation ProjectThe Carbon Farmer IncPeace River
2013YouthMycroremediation of the Oil SandsKelcie Miller-AndersonEdmonton
2012Government InstitutionA Decade of Leadership to Pioneer New Approaches to Conserve Urban BiodiversityCity of EdmontonEdmonton
2012Large BusinessLandmark Penelized Construction SystemLandmark Group of BuildersEdmonton
2012Individual CommitmentTom MooreSlave Lake
2012YouthNeighbourhood Environmental Stewardship Tyson BohnertLethbridge
2012Community GroupEvergreen Centre for Resource Excellence and InnovationGrande Prairie
2012Emerald Challenge Award: Alberta's Oil SandsHis work relating to the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI) - Innovation and Advancement for Sustainable Oil Sands DevelopmentBob MitchellCalgary
2012Large BusinessPhytoremediation of Petroleum HydrocarbonsConocoPhillips CanadaCalgary
2012Small BusinessHazardous Towel to Clean EnergyExecutive Mat ServiceCalgary
2012Not- For-Profit AssociationHusky Energy Endangered Species ProgramCalgary Zoological Society Centre for ConservationCalgary
2012Public Education & OutreachWaterton ESI CampParks CanadaWaterton Park
2012Shared Footprints Award for Integrated Land ManagementBerland Smoky Regional Access Development Plan Foothills Landscape Management ForumPeace River
2012Education: School or ClassroomU of C TRTL Solar HomeUniversity of Calgary Solar Decathlon TeamCalgary
2012Individual CommitmentLarry SimpsonCalgary
2011Shared Footprints Award Bighorn Access Management Plan ImplementationBighorn Backcountry Monitoring Group, Standing CommitteeRocky Mountain House
2011Emerald Challenge Award: Alberta's Oil SandsTailings Reduction OperationSuncor Energy Inc.Fort McMurray
2011BusinessIon Print SolutionsNisku
2011Education: Non-FormalCaring for Our WatershedsAgrium Inc.Calgary
2011Not- For-Profit AssociationClimate Change CentralCalgary
2011Community GroupLeaders By ExampleOff the Creek LandownersRed Deer
2011YouthEnvironmental Coordination Office of Students (ECOS)University of Alberta Students UnionEdmonton
2011Education: School or ClassroomLinda Wight: Brightview SchoolEdmonton
2011Government InstitutionCapital City Downtown PlanCity of EdmontonEdmonton
2011Individual CommitmentJim MartinEdmonton
2011Individual CommitmentDon and Marie Ruzicka Killam
2010BusinessWater Recycling System for Large Livestock OperationsLivestock Water Recycling Inc.Calgary
2010BusinessENMAX ConservatoryENMAX CorporationCalgary
2010Community GroupWater Management Plan ImplementationBow River Basin CouncilCalgary
2010Education: Non-FormalA+ for Energy Education Grant ProgramBP Canada Energy Company Calgary
2010Education: School or ClassroomSEEDS Green SchoolWestglen Elementary SchoolEdmonton
2010Emerald Challenge Award: Alberta's Oil SandsObjectives and Frameworks to Protect the EnvironmentChris FordhamCalgary
2010Government InstitutionHAT Smart - City of Medicine Hat Environmental Initiative City of Medicine HatMedicine Hat
2010Individual CommitmentMoths of the Aspen Parkland EcosystemDr. Charley BirdErskine
2010Not-For-Profit AssociationPromote Knowledge of Alberta's Native Plants; Conserve Alberta's Native Plant Species and Their Habitats; and Preserve Plant Species and Habitat for the Enjoyment of Present and Future GenerationsAlberta Native Plant CouncilCalgary
2010YouthAlberta Solar Decathlon ProjectAlberta Solar Decathlon TeamCalgary
2010Shared Footprints AwardAlberta-Pacific Forest IndustriesBoyle
2010Shared Footprints AwardIntegrated Land Management & Innovative Pipelining StrategiesGrande Prairie
2010BusinessTMX - Anchor Loop ProjectKinder Morgan Canada Inc.Calgary
2009BusinessTREECYCLE: Making Protecting Nature LOGicalLOGical Creations Ltd.Airdrie
2009Education: School or ClassroomGround WorksCalgary ZooCalgary
2009Education: Non-FormalMayor's Environmental ExpoCity of CalgaryCalgary
2009BusinessLafarge Meadows Enhanced Gravel Site ReclamationLafargeCalgary
2009Government InstitutionCalgary Board of Education EcoStewardship InitiativeEcoTeamCalgary
2009Individual CommitmentBoisand Water FilterDavid Manz, P. Eng., P. Ag.
2009Individual CommitmentA Lifetime of Environmental Commitment and AdvocacyJill and Basil Seaton
2009Not-For-Profit AssociationA Pioneering Environmental ProjectAlberta Birds of Prey FoundationCoaldale
2009YouthEdmonton's Children's-Oranized Anti-Idling RecruitersEco-AirEdmonton
2009Community GroupCapital Region River Valley ParkRiver Valley AllianceEdmonton
2008Government InstitutionWater CentreCity of CalgaryCalgary
2008Business: SmallSustainability ProgramMountain Equipment Co-op CalgaryCalgary
2008Corporate or Institutional LeadershipRocky Mountain Eagle Research FoundationPeter SherringtonCalgary
2008Education: Other OrganizationCPAWS Environmental and Action Education ProgramCanadian Parks and Wilderness Society Calgary/Banff ChapterCalgary
2008Education: School or ClassroomRiver Stewardship ProjectDavid Thompson High School
2008Community GroupConserving and Celebrating Edmonton's Native PlantsEdmonton Naturalization GroupEdmonton
2008Not-For-Profit AssociationThe Calgary Materials ExchangeClean Calgary AssociationCalgary
2008Research & InnovationCarbon Capture and Storage: A Novel Approach to Reducing Greenhouse Gas EmissionsDr. William (Bill) Daniel Gunter
2008YouthCalgary Herald Green GuideEmma GilchristCalgary
2008Business: LargeE.L. Smith Water Treatment Plan UpgradeEPCOR & Associated Engineering
2008Climate ChangeHeavy Oil Well Vent Gas Gathering ProjectCounty of Vermilion River Natural Gas UtilityVermilion
2007Business: SmallA Community Hub to Facilitate ChangeEarth's General StoreEdmonton
2007Climate ChangeWin-Win Enhanced Oil Recovery and CO2 Storage at EnCana's Weyburn OilfieldEnCana CorporationCalgary
2007Community GroupGrassroots Northland Farmers' MarketGrassroots NW Environmental Awareness Society
2007Corporate or Institutional LeadershipA Mentor and a CoachPeter Dickey
2007Education: Other OrganizationGreenlearning.caThe Pembina Institute/Pembina FoundationCalgary
2007Education: School or ClassroomWe Are the Stewards of Our EnvironmentSt. Jerome Catholic Elementary SchoolCalgary
2007Government InstitutionDeveloping and Managing Waste Stewardship ProgramsAlberta Environment
2007Individual CommitmentPreserving the Natural World Through Advocacy, Building Birdhouses and Battling WeedsAndrew Stiles
2007Individual CommitmentConservation Excellent and Leadership in Alberta's Waterton Park Front ProjectThe W. Garfield Weston Foundation, John (awarded posthumously) and Barbara Pooles and the Nature Conservancy of Canada - Alberta Region
2007Not-For-Profit AssociationAchieving Measurable Industry Transformation and Environmental AwarenessBuilt Green Society of Canada, Ener Vision & SAIT PolytechnicCalgary
2007Research & InnovationSustainable Landfill Biocell TechnologyPatrick Hettiaratchi
2007Youth2007-08 University of Calgary Solar CarThe University of Calgary Solar TeamCalgary
2007Business: LargeRecycling Waste Water as an Alternative to Withdrawing Water From the RiverPetro-Canada and the City of EdmontonEdmonton
2006Climate ChangeUsing a Combination of Proven and New technologies to Achieve Environmental SavingsSterling Homes
2006Community GroupImproving Water Quality with a Focus on Manure ManagementLittle Red Deer River Watershed InitiativeRed Deer
2006Education: Other OrganizationOutdoor Recreation as an Approach to Environmental EducationStrathcona Wilderness CentreEdmonton
2006Education: School or ClassroomWalk the Prairie Grass Labyrinth to Enter the Naturescape – a Meditative Journey to an Urban Nature ExperienceRiverdale Elementary SchoolEdmonton
2006Government InstitutionSupporting Environmentally Sustainable GrowthAlberta Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Program (AESA)
2006Large BusinessEliminating Flaring and H2S (sour gas) EmissionsEnCana Corporation
2006Individual CommitmentA Lifetime Developing Awareness and Education North Americans about ConservationDr. Edgar T. and Jeanne Jones
2006Not-For-Profit AssociationPromoting Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Farming PracticesAlberta Reduced Tillage LINKAGES
2006Research & InnovationIncreasing Drinking Water Efficiency in Commercial Pork Production FacilitiesDennis McKerracher
2006Small BusinessRecycling Industrial and Commercial PaintCalibre Environmental Ltd.
2006Corporate or Institutional LeadershipA Visionary Pioneer in Environmental and Conservation Enforcement EducationE.B. (Buck) Cunningham
2005Large BusinessIntegrated Resource Management ProgramAinsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.
2005Community Group“Driven by Nature, Powered by Producers” Demonstrating Excellence in Environmental Stewardship and Community EducationBeaver Creek Watershed Group
2005Education: Other OrganizationImprovement of Riparian Areas and Their Ecological Processes and FunctionsCows and Fish Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society
2005Education: School or ClassroomRescue, Reclaim and Restore: 3 Rs of Environmental EducationDr. E.W. Coffin School
2005Government InstitutionCanmore’s Sustainability InitiativesTown of CanmoreCanmore
2005Individual CommitmentProtecting the Alberta RangelandsClare & Kathy Tannas
2005Climate ChangeEnviroSmart Streetlights Residential Retrofit ProjectThe City of Calgary, ROADSCalgary
2005Not-For-Profit AssociationBuilding a Foundation for the FutureNorth Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance
2005Research & InnovationInstrumented Watersheds for Reclamation Research at SyncrudeSyncrude Canada Ltd.
2005Small BusinessIntegrated Manure Utilization System (IMUS) TechnologyHighmark Renewables Inc.
2005Small BusinessThe Zero Spill System (ZSS)Katch Kan Limited
2005YouthSustainable Development CommitteeCochrane High SchoolCochrane
2005Corporate or Institutional LeadershipEnhancing the Integration of Environmental Issues with Resource DevelopmentRoger Creasey, M.Sc., P. Biol.
2004Climate ChangeAUMA Energy Aggregation ProgramAlberta Urban Municipalities Association
2004Community GroupRestoring and Managing Habitat for Waterfowl and Other Species by Promoting Environmental Stewardship and Sustainable Landscapes for People and WildlifeAlberta NAWMP Partnership
2004Corporate or Institutional LeadershipLeadership and Collaboration for Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Nature and Natural SystemsPhil Lulman
2004Education: Other OrganizationFostering Sustainable Waste Behavior: Public Education ProgramsCity of Edmonton, Waste Management BranchEdmonton
2004Education: School or ClassroomEllerslie Environmental Program and Projects – Preserving, Protecting, SustainingEllerslie Elementary & Junior High SchoolEllerslie
2004Government InstitutionThe City of Calgary’s Corporate ISO 14001 Environmental Management SystemCity of CalgaryCalgary
2004Individual CommitmentNature's AdvocateCheryl Bradley
2004Large BusinessWeldwood’s “Special Places in the Forest” ProgramWeldwood of Canada Limited – Hinton DivisionHinton
2004Not-For-Profit AssociationElectricity Project Team – Managing Electricity Generation Emissions Now and for the FutureClean Air Strategic Alliance
2004Not-For-Profit AssociationA Small Solution to Large ProgramsLight Up the World Foundation
2004Research & InnovationFoothills Model Forest Grizzly Bear Research ProgramFoothills Model Forest
2004Small BusinessMitigating Environmental Impact When Conducting Seismic ProgramsActive Environmental Services Ltd.
2004YouthOutstanding Leadership in Youth-Led Community InitiativesPamela Langan and Erika Finlay
2003Climate ChangeGreenhouse Gas Reduction StrategyAlberta- Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
2003Community GroupHabitat Restoration ProjectCochrane Branches & BanksCochrane
2003Education: Other OrganizationDes Crossley Demonstration Forest Education ProjectSunpine Forest Products Ltd.
2003Education: School or ClassroomIntensive Livestock Operations Project (ILO Project)Clive SchoolClive
2003Government InstitutionNorth Division Police StationCity of Edmonton, North Division Police StationEdmonton
2003Individual CommitmentCommitment to ServicePat & Dick Clayton
2003Large BusinessEMEND (Ecosystem Management Emulating Natural Disturbances)Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd.
2003Not-For-Profit AssociationBuffalo Lake Moraine Conservation ProjectAlberta Conservation Association
2003Research & InnovationThe Northern Watershed ProjectAlberta Conservation Association
2003Research & InnovationNative Plant Development TeamAlberta Research Council
2003Small BusinessHeat PlusPower System: Small-Scale Clean heat and Power (CHP) Optimization for Improved Energy Efficiency and Reduced EmissionsMariah Energy Corporation
2003Corporate or Institutional LeadershipDedication to Environmental Management ProtectionDon Klym
2002Not-For-Profit AssociationMilk Container Recycling ProgramAlberta Dairy Council
2002Community GroupVolunteer Stewards ProgramWagner Natural Area Society
2002Government Institution“Leaving a Legacy” – from Words to ActionTown of OkotoksOkotoks
2002Individual CommitmentThe Solar ServantGordon Howell
2002Individual CommitmentEcological Diversity of Plant and Animal CommunitiesSteven & Kristen Tannas
2002Large BusinessClean Air InitiativeRimbey Gas Plant
2002Education: Other OrganizationAnn and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaSandy Cross Conservation Foundation
2002Research & InnovationGreening Business Curricula: Integrating Sustainability into the CoreDr. Harrie Vredenburg
2002Research & InnovationNative Plant Development Team – VegrevilleNative Plant Development Team, Alberta Research CouncilVegreville
2002Small BusinessRide the Wind Vision Quest Windelectric Inc.
2002Climate ChangeBoard of Governors’ Climate Change AwardEPCOR Energy Services (Alberta) Inc.
2002Corporate or Institutional LeadershipBiodiversity Management in the Resource IndustryDr. Luigi Morgantini
2001Community GroupMilk River Aquifer Management Advisory Committee (MRAMAC)Milk River Aquifer Management Advisory Committee (MRAMAC)
2001Community GroupStudying and Improving Water QualityOldman River Basin Water Quality Initiative
2001Corporate or Institutional LeadershipPassion for Ecological Conservation and Public ConsultationBrian Worbets
2001Corporate or Institutional LeadershipInnovation and Capacity Development in Community and Aboriginal Affairs in Alberta’s Hydrocarbon IndustryBrian Plesuk
2001Education: Other OrganizationNature Interpretation and Environmental Education CentreKerry Wood Nature Centre
2001Education: School or ClassroomEnviro KidsSt. Teresa of Avila School
2001Government InstitutionA Management Framework, Enforcing the Principle of “No Net Negative Environmental Impact”Waterton Community Plan 2000
2001Individual CommitmentCommitment to Environmental ExcellenceDr. Stephen Herrero
2001Large BusinessA Recreation Strategy for Weldwood’s Forest Management AreaWeldwood’s Recreation Enhancement Project
2001Large BusinessUnique Forest Management Project Woodland CaribouWeyerhaeuser Company Limited
2001Not-For-Profit AssociationPreserving the Ecological, Productive, Scenic and Cultural Values of Alberta’ Prairie and Foothill RegionsSouthern Alberta Land Trust Society (SALTS)
2001Research & InnovationPreservation and Utilization of Western Canada Rangeland (1981-Present)Dr. Walter David Willms
2001Small BusinessPreservation of Biological DiversityPrairie Seeds Inc.
2001Communications, Media and the Arts“The Living World” Television Series and Nature TrustKing Motion Picture Corporation
2000Small BusinessRe-usable Pallet WrapperAmici Enterprises Inc.
2000Community GroupEcosystem Management System in the Boreal ForestAlberta Pacific Forest Management task Force
2000Corporate or Institutional LeadershipTranslating the Sustainable Development Ethic into ActionJim Leslie
2000Education: Other OrganizationFostering Ecological Literacy in Students, Teachers, Curriculum Developers and the General PublicUniversity of Calgary, Kananaskis Field stations
2000Education: School or ClassroomArdrossan Elementary Environmental ClubArdrossan Elementary Environmental ClubArdrossan
2000Government InstitutionDeveloping a New Approach to Waste Management City of EdmontonEdmonton
2000Individual CommitmentNatural History Education and Natural Areas Protection and ManagementDavid Elphinstone
2000Large BusinessZero Discharge Approach to Effluent ManagementLamb-Weston – A Division of ConAgra
2000Large BusinessImprove Wildlife HabitatPanCanadian Petroleum Ltd.
2000Not-For-Profit AssociationRecycling Regulated Beverage ContainersAlberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation
2000Not-For-Profit AssociationGaetz Lakes SanctuaryRed Deer River Naturalists SocietyRed Deer
2000Research & InnovationRecruitment BoxRiver Flow Regulation For Cottonwood Preservation
2000Community GroupFish Rescues in Irrigation CanalsFish Rescue Project
2000Small BusinessRevolutionized Approach to Both Forest Management Practices and Product ManufacturingSpray Lake Sawmills (1980) Ltd.
2000Communications, Media and the ArtsIncreasing Environmental AwarenessEncompass Magazine
1999Communications, Media and the ArtsDelivering Tailor-Made Environmental Education Performances and ResourcesPuffin Productions
1999Education: Other OrganizationAddressing the Relationship between Environmental Quality and Economic DevelopmentFEESA, An Environmental Education Society
1999Government InstitutionSustainable Okotoks Development ModelTown of OkotoksOkotoks
1999Individual CommitmentEnforcement of Endangered Species LegislationCorporal Ken Chatel
1999Community GroupAddressing Impacts on, and Protection of, the Environment and the Health of ResidentsWood Buffalo Environmental Association
1999Large BusinessSustainable Forest ManagementAlberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
1999Not-For-Profit AssociationManagement of Routine Solution Gas FlaringClean Air Strategic Alliance
1999Research & InnovationWaste Management ResearchDr. Chi Chang
1999Small BusinessTransforming a High-Technical/High-Input Commercial Feeding Operation to a Low Input, Nature Based Grazing OperationHi-gain Ranching
1999Individual CommitmentPrairie Conservation ForumIan Dyson
1998Communications, Media and the ArtsTheatre of the Natural WorldEvergreen Theatre Society
1998Community GroupAddressing Concerns about the Environmental Impact of Increased Human Activities Within the Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Grazing, Wildlife and Recreational AreaBlackfoot Core Table
1998Education: Other OrganizationProviding Hands-On Environmental Education Programs for School ChildrenBennett Environmental Education Centre, EdmontonEdmonton
1998Government InstitutionEcospace Evaluation ProcessCity of Red DeerRed Deer
1998Individual CommitmentEarth Day CanadaPeter Jansen
1998Large BusinessImproving Environmental Performance in the Areas of Effluent Treatment, Multiple Uses of Land Base and Research and EducationAlberta Newsprint Company
1998Not-For-Profit AssociationProviding Financial and Consultative Support to Albertans Working Toward a Better EnvironmentAlberta Ecotrust Foundation
1998Research & InnovationAgricultural Impacts on Water Quality in Alberta – an Initial AssessmentDr. Anne-Marie Anderson
1998Small BusinessEnvironmentally Responsible Technology to Treat the Liquid Effluent from the Meat, Hog, Poultry and Fish Processing IndustriesEpsilon Chemicals Ltd.
1997Communications, Media and the ArtsThe Chevron EcoFileCKUA Radio and Chevron CanadaEdmonton
1997Community GroupInglewood Woodlands ParkRotary Club of Calgary OlympicCalgary
1997Education: Other OrganizationDeveloping an Environmental Ethic Among the Citizens of LethbridgeHelen Schuler Coulee Centre
1997Government InstitutionProtecting and Enhancing the North Saskatchewan River BasinCity of Edmonton, Asset Management and Public WorksEdmonton
1997Individual CommitmentRecognizing the Impact of Human Encroachment on WildlifeKim Allan (Blomme)
1997Large BusinessEmissions ControlSuncor Energy Inc.
1997Not-For-Profit AssociationConserving Creation and Creating EmploymentEdmonton Recycling SocietyEdmonton
1997Research & InnovationWaste Pulp and Paper Mill Sludge Turned into a Resource for Farmers and Forestry IndustryTerry Macyk
1997Small BusinessEcoSys Eco Tech Consulting
1997YouthConservation MapAlberta 4-H Conservation Camp
1997YouthEnvironmental Education ProgramDestination Conservation
1997Corporate or Institutional LeadershipCows and Fish, Riparian Habitat Management ProjectBarry Adams and Lorne Fitch
1996Not-For-Profit AssociationExample of How Nature Can Coexist with IndustryEllis Bird Farm Ltd.
1996Communications, Media and the ArtsA Commitment to Education the Public about the EnvironmentImage Works Alberta Inc.
1996Education: School or ClassroomEnvironment Club Marlene Keanie
1996Government InstitutionLeading the Way to Provide Interpretative Programs, Exhibits, and Information on the EnvironmentJohn Jantzen Nature Centre
1996Individual CommitmentCochrane Wildlife ReserveClio SmeetonCochrane
1996Large BusinessAchieved the Fastest Emergency Loan Support Approval in the History of the World BankAGRA Earth & Environmental Ltd.
1996Corporate or Institutional LeadershipHay-Zama Wetland ComplexPat Cabezas
1996Not-For-Profit AssociationConserving Fish and Wildlife and Enhance Their HabitatSherwood Park Fish and Game AssociationSherwood Park
1996Research & InnovationIntegrating Often Competing Land Uses to Maintain Landscape Health, Biodiversity and Economic UseAntelope Creek Ranch Technical Committee
1996Small BusinessBuilt Canada’s First EnviroHomeChallenger Homes Inc.
1996YouthSurpassed 500 Environmental Action Projects CompletedSEEDS – Society, Environmental & Energy Development Studies Foundation
1996Community GroupEnhance the Big Lake Natural Habitat, Promotes Conservation, and Develops Interpretative Trails, Facilities and ProgramsBig Lake Environmental Support Society
1995Communications, Media and the ArtsEarthwatchRDTV “Earthwatch”
1995Community GroupEncouraging the Repopulation of Mountain Blue BirdsMountain Bluebird Trails Conservation Group
1995Corporate or Institutional LeadershipLeading the Environmental WayDr. Bonnie Kaplan
1995Education: Other OrganizationDestination ConservationEnvironmental Resource Centre
1995Government InstitutionEnvironmental EducationAlberta Environmental Protection
1995Government InstitutionOutdoor Master PlanStrathcona CountySherwood Park
1995Individual CommitmentWinagami Conservation AreaJohn O’Mahony
1995Large BusinessEnvironmental Green PlanHotel Macdonald
1995Not-For-Profit AssociationEnvironmental Practice GuidelinesAPEGGA
1995Research & InnovationEco-Research Chair in Environmental Risk ManagementProfessor Steve Hrudy
1995Small BusinessAlberta Sustainable HomeA.S.H., Autonomous & Sustainable Housing Inc.
1994Communications, Media and the ArtsThe Living FlowACCESS Network
1994Government InstitutionEnvironmental Action City of EdmontonEdmonton
1994Individual CommitmentAdvocating on Behalf of Environmental Social Justice IssuesAlderman Tooker Gomberg
1994Individual CommitmentEllis Bird Farm Ltd.Micheal O’Brien
1994Large BusinessA 20% Reduction on Power DemandAlberta Power Ltd.
1994Small BusinessToxic Waste Disposal FacilitiesDBS Environmental
1994Community GroupMarketing Reusable Building MaterialEnvirocycle Expediting International Institute
1993Communications, Media and the ArtsYour Natural ChoiceCFRN TV
1993Community GroupA Model of ExcellenceCalgary Zoo Education Programs Brian Keating
1993Corporate or Institutional LeadershipPower Smart ProgramsKen McCready
1993Education: Other OrganizationThe Atlas of Breeding Birds of AlbertaFederation of Alberta Naturalists
1993Individual CommitmentLand Owner habitat ProgramElmer A. Kure
1993Large BusinessWaste Reduction Always PaysDow Chemical Canada Inc. (Western Canadian Division)
1993Lifetime Environmental AchievementDr. John Walter Grant MacEwanEdmonton
1993Small BusinessReducing the Amount of Waste Sent to LandfillsBagel Tree Delicatessen in Old Strathcona
1992Education: School or ClassroomSEEDS ProgramAlberta School Students
1992Government InstitutionTreatment of Hazardous WastesAlberta Special Waste Management Corporation
1992Individual CommitmentRural Recycling DepotLois Soderstrom
1992Individual CommitmentLobbying for an Environmental Impact AssessmentMartha Kostuch
1992Large BusinessPutting Out Oil-Well Fires in KuwaitSafety Boss Ltd.
1992Not-For-Profit AssociationRestoring Frank LakeDucks Unlimited Canada (Frank Lake Developments and Wetland Environments Curriculum Unity)