Posts Tagged: Environment

7 fun and free (or low cost) sustainability events in Alberta this summer

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 …

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Words from true Canadian gem Pierrette Requier

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. …

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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 …

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Celebrate your Albertan EcoHero with a 
28th Annual Emerald Award Nomination

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For more than a quarter-century, 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 over 300 recipients and 800 finalists through the Emeralds. This year, it could be you!

“We are the only awards program in …

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ALBERTA EMERALD FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE 27TH ANNUAL EMERALD AWARDS

Albertan EcoHeroes receive prestigious environmental award.

 JUNE 5, 2018 CALGARY, AB – Today at Calgary’s Theatre Junction Grand, hopeful finalists joined the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF), its sponsors, volunteers and other members from the local community for the announcement of the 27th Annual Emerald Awards.

 

A panel of knowledgeable third-party judges with cross-sectoral experience rose to the challenge of narrowing down the brilliant examples of …

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ALBERTA EMERALD FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 27TH ANNUAL EMERALD AWARDS FINALISTS

Albertan EcoHeroes take one step closer to receiving prestigious environmental award.

MARCH 29, 2018 CALGARY, AB – Today at Calgary’s Theatre Junction Grand, hopeful nominees joined the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF), its sponsors, volunteers and other members from the local community for the announcement of the 27th Annual Emerald Awards Finalists.

Over the past weeks, a panel of knowledgeable third-party judges with cross-sectoral experience rose to …

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Edmonton’s Poet Laureate Crafted a Stunning Poem for the 26th Annual Emerald Awards – Listen to it here!

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.

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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