Posts Tagged: Alberta

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 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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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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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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Edmonton’s Poet Laureate Mary Pinkoski pens new piece for the 24th Annual Emerald Awards

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On June 4, 2015, Poet Laureate Mary Pinkoski closed the Emerald Awards with a new piece written for the event. Her beautifully-crafted piece (reprinted below) filled all with inspiration as she reflected on the outstanding achievements and contributions of the finalists and recipients recognized at the event.

There are people act as emeralds
Mary Pinkoski
Edmonton Poet Laureate (2013-2015 …

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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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