On June 6th, environmental leaders from across the province gathered at Edmonton’s Royal Alberta Museum for the 26th Annual Emerald Awards. Presented by the Alberta Emerald Foundation, the Emerald Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding environmental achievements across Alberta.
The awards place a spotlight on all sectors including – not-for-profits, government, business, educational institutions, individuals, and youth, with a total of 12 categories. The finalists are selected by a panel of knowledgeable third-party judges.
And the Emerald Awards go to:
- COMMUNITY GROUP OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ASSOCIATION: GRASSROOTS – Decentralised Energy Canada
- COMMUNITY GROUP OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT: LARGE ORGANIZATION – Recycling Without Limits (Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta)
- EDUCATION: POST-SECONDARY – Alternative Energy Technology Program (NAIT)
- EDUCATION: SCHOOL OR CLASSROOM – Aspen Heights MicroSociety
- EMERALD CHALLENGE: INNOVATION – The Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce (Cuku’s Nest Enterprises Ltd.)
- GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION – Root For Trees (City of Edmonton)
- INDIVIDUAL COMMITMENT – Wild Rose Consulting Inc. (Ann Smreciu)
- LARGE BUSINESS – Sustainability Program (Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise)
- PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH – Advancing Environmental and Energy Education in Alberta (Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE))
- SHARED FOOTPRINTS AWARD – Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership
- SMALL BUSINESS – Bullfrog Power
- YOUTH – The Green Medium
To read about all of the nominees, visit the Alberta Emerald Foundation’s website.
The Alberta Real Estate Foundation’s community investment program has enabled Albertans to understand and respond to changing land use patterns, growth pressures, and air and water management issues, and enhance the quality of their communities. We believe all have a role to play in taking responsibility for how we use our land and as such we are pleased to be involved in the Emerald Awards as an industry leader celebrating the good stories of land use excellence in Alberta.