Press Release: The 28th Annual Emerald Awards celebrate another year of environment excellence in Alberta

Our province’s EcoHeroes receive prestigious awards.

JUNE 4, 2019 EDMONTON, AB – Hopeful finalists, community partners and sponsors, volunteers, and other members of the community joined the Alberta Emerald Foundation for the announcement of the 28th Annual Emerald Awards today. The award itself, designed and created by onetwosix design based in Edmonton, is fantastically aligned with the sustainability theme, being made from repurposed materials.

“We are the only awards program in Canada that recognizes and celebrates environmental excellence across all sectors in our province,” says Gregory Caswell, Executive Director, AEF. “By showcasing the hard work, innovation, and creativity of Alberta’s EcoHeroes, we hope to inspire others to make positive changes to their personal sustainability practices.”

This year, the AEF received 50 nominations from around Alberta in 11 award categories. 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 for the uniquely-Albertan award. A maximum of three nominees in each of the 11 Emerald Award categories have been selected as a finalist with one as the recipient.

“We are the only Foundation in the country to recognize the important work of environmental leaders across all sectors,” says Andy Etmanski, Chair of the Board, AEF. “By honouring and elevating the ingenuity, dedication and hard work of these individuals and organizations, we inspire others to follow their example, benefiting all Albertans with a healthier and cleaner environment.”

The Emerald Awards recognize and celebrate environmental excellence achieved by individuals, not-for-profit associations, large and small corporations, community groups and governments from across Alberta. Since 1992, the Emerald Awards has recognized over 800 finalists and 300 recipients from over 120 Albertan communities who have demonstrated creative thinking and innovation in environmental management systems, technologies and education programs.

Click to see this year’s amazing finalists and recipients.

For more information about the 28th Annual Emerald Awards or to arrange an interview with an AEF representative, please contact:

Emma Crandell
Communications & Outreach Manager | Alberta Emerald Foundation
p: 780.616.1556 | e: