With so many exciting upcoming projects, it’s been a busy, jam-packed summer at the office, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get the chance for some fun in-bee-tween!
In July, we brought out our bells and helmets on the Urban Beekeeping Bike Tour, put on by MacEwan’s Office of Sustainability. For a day threatened by stormy rain clouds, we were nothing but honey-sweet smiles as we pedalled through …
Hot summer days and Plastic Free July are upon us, and Alberta is ready. We’re known for it; as soon as the snow melts, Albertans are wearing their shorts. We embrace summer like no other province, stubbornly hanging out on restaurant patios with blankets over our legs in April. With all the natural beauty to see, festivals and events to attend, and fresh local food to eat, a …
Attendees of the 28th Annual Emerald Awards had the honour and pleasure to receive a performance from City of Edmonton’s former Poet Laureate Pierrette Requier. The following are her Words of Introduction and an attached PDF copy of her radiant poems A Round of the Seasons – La ronde des saisons.
© Pierrette Requier
Our job here is to locate the magnificence and have it come through. …
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 …
Since 1992, the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF) has recognized and celebrated our province’s environmental achievements through the Emerald Awards. On March 29, the AEF was joined by sponsor Shell Canada Ltd and a collection of this year’s nominees for the 28th Annual Emerald Awards Finalists Announcement.
“We are the only awards program in Canada that recognizes and celebrates environmental excellence across all sectors in our province,” says Carmen …
Pierrette Requier, Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, captured the rhythm and magic of the changing seasons in her poem Trees, crafted for the 26th Annual Emerald Awards. Listen to her beautiful words here.
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
Edmonton Poet Laureate (2013-2015 …