April 8, 2020
COVID-19
Check for the latest updates on AUMA's special COVID-19 page .

Alberta’s municipalities and AUMA fully support the provincial government’s April 7 announcement about amending the Emergency Management Act.
New COVID-19 testing criteria announced
Beginning April 5, the testing criteria for COVID-19 has been expanded to include first responders, group home and shelter workers, home care workers, correctional facility staff, and anyone who is involved in enforcement of COVID-19 measures.

Read this AHS document and the province’s April 6 update for more information.

AUMA has developed a guide for municipalities to outline the variety of programs available and actions taken by the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta to stabilize the economy as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

AUMA staff are compiling updates to the guide on an ongoing basis. Keep checking our COVID-19 page Resources: for municipalities and community-related organizations and our social media for updates.
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Along with our partners, AUMA is pleased to offer a free weekly mental health webinar series: Tactics for Maintaining Mental Fitness During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Alberta Environment and Parks is leading the development of a code of practice focusing on the regulatory process for low-risk wetland restoration projects. It is currently registering interested participants to share information on the draft code. If you are, please provide the name, title, email address and phone number of your representative(s) to AEP.WaterPolicy@gov.ab.ca.

Want to learn more about ecoroofs? This environmentally friendly alternative replaces conventional roofing with a layer of soil and vegetation. The Miistakis Institute, in partnership with the City of Edmonton, has created a website with comprehensive resources and information on implementing an ecoroof in Alberta.







AUMA and RMA shortlisted for an Alberta Emerald Award!

For almost 30 years, the Emerald Awards have recognized and celebrated outstanding environmental achievements across Alberta. On March 27, AUMA and RMA were shortlisted in the Community Group or Not-For-Profit Association category for the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre initiative.
The AUMA and RMA nomination demonstrates how these two associations have collaborated over the past 10 years. Their collaborative initiative has resulted in many benefits for municipalities and other organizations, including:
  • 27,075 solar PV modules installed;
  • 536 clean energy projects;
  • 319 participants, including 102 municipalities;
  • $2.5 million in annual energy savings;
  • 336,915 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) avoided; and
  • $39.2 million invested in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

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