Alberta Emerald Foundation Announces 2017 Award Winners

Emerald-AwardsFor the past 26 years, the Emerald Awards have recognized and celebrated the outstanding environmental achievements of large and small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit associations, community groups, youth and governments. Uniquely Albertan, the Emerald Awards are the only award of their kind in our country, showcasing environmental excellence across all sectors. Each year from November until February, the Alberta Emerald Foundation receives Emerald Award nominations in 12 established categories.  A panel of knowledgeable judges with cross-sector experience carry out an independent evaluation based on established criteria and select the finalists and recipients.

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Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation Names Winners for Round One of $35 Million International Carbon Use Competition

CCEMC AlbertaThe Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) has named 24 winners for the first round of the organization’s $35 million international Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses.  The group was selected from 344 submissions from 37 countries on six continents. The announcement was made at Zero 2014: A Conference for a Low Carbon Future. “While efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions around the world are making progress we still need to pursue other strategies that can reduce emissions as global demand for fossil fuels grows,” said CCEMC Chair Eric Newell. “We applaud the leaders behind these projects who are taking action through developing new carbon utilization technologies.”

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CCEMC and The City Of Edmonton Host International Leaders and Innovators at Low Carbon Conference April 15 – 17, 2014

zero 2014The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation and the City of Edmonton are hosting international leaders and innovators April 15-17 at ZERO2014: A conference for a low carbon future. ZERO 2014 at the Shaw Conference Centre will bring together leaders from science, policy, clean technology, industry and government to address the shared goal of lowering our carbon impact. The conference will provide innovators access to a system of support that includes business leaders, potential partners, government agencies and representatives from the financial community. Edmonton is proud to co-host this important conference which focuses on one of the greatest challenges facing the world today,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “It will be an exciting opportunity to further explore a range of options to transform Edmonton into a more vibrant and sustainable city.

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Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta Announces Contest Winners

EAFAThe Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta is pleased to announce that the winners for the 2013 contest have been chosen and are now posted on-line at: www.artworksalberta.org. In 2013, the Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta will provide $8,400 in RESPs to students, matching funds for school programs (environmental, science, hot lunch) and environmental project grants.  Since 2005, the Foundation has has provided over $34,000 to students and schools.   This level of support to students and schools is only possible via the generous support of ESAA Members and Industry that attend ESAA’s annual Golf Tournament and the RemTech series.  The Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta (EAFA) — “A charity with the mission of increasing environmental awareness in Alberta’s school system — is a charitable organization (#852066778 RR0001) affiliated with The Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA).

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Art for an Oil-Free Coast Exhibition Tour and Auction Heads to Calgary April 15 – 17, 2013

Raincoast Art Exhibit Fifty artists — some of Canada’s most celebrated and many who are First Nations — have taken up paintbrushes and carving tools to portray Canada’s fragile raincoast, one they feel is threatened by the Northern Gateway pipeline proposed by Enbridge and their international partners. The artists’ goal is to bring attention to the dramatic beauty and ecological diversity of B.C.’s north and central coasts that will be at risk if tankers are permitted to ship diluted bitumen through their narrow and dangerous channels. Over a two-week period in June of 2012 they traveled to the region on an expedition organized by Raincoast Conservation Foundation to depict the rich biodiversity and integrated, ecological elements of the forest, intertidal, and ocean zones, and the people, flora and fauna that have lived there for thousands of years.  The resulting original artworks, donated by the artists (including Robert Bateman, Robert Davidson, Carol Evans, Roy Henry Vickers, Craig Benson and Alison Watt), have become part of a traveling art show, which has completed its B.C. leg and will commence it’s Alberta leg on April 15th in Calgary at the Atrium of the Calgary Municipal Building. Its purpose is to raise public awareness of what is at stake on Canada’s spectacular west coast.  Daily hours for the art exhibition, which will run from April 15 – 17 at the Atrium, are 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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