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It has been an exciting few days at the Alberta Emerald Foundation offices, as nominations for the 23rd Annual Emerald Awards have been streaming in.

We are delighted to announce that we have received 95 nominations for the 23rd Annual Emerald Awards.  These nominations have come from 22 different communities across the province!  Please check out the list of nominees.


A great big THANK YOU to all of the folks who took the time to prepare and submit nominations for our province's environmental heroes.  We appreciate you sharing their great work with us.


Stay tuned for the announcement of Finalists in one month!


Until then, Keep Green and Inspiring,

Emmy Stuebing
Executive Director
Alberta Emerald Foundation      
Legacy Leader

Emerald Leaders
ABCRC 2011

ConocoPhillips Canada  
Enbridge New

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... And the Nominees Are:


2014 Alberta Winter Games in  
   Partnership with the Town of Banff  
    and Town of Canmore
Towards an Environmentally Sustainable Alberta Winter GamesCanmore
Alberta Bike Swap Ltd.Alberta Bike Swap Ltd.Calgary
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring InstituteAlberta Biodiversity Monitoring InstituteEdmonton
Alberta Chapter -
    Canada Green Building Council
Alberta Chapter -
    Canada Green Building Council
Alberta Lake Management SocietyLakeWatch ProgramFort McMurray
AltaLinkMinimal Ground Disturbance Approaches during ConstructionCalgary
Alternative Land Use Services AlbertaCounty of Vermilion River Alternative Land Use Services Pilot ProjectKitscoty
Amanda J GinnStormWater ChallengeAirdrie
Aquality Environmental ConsultingAlberta Wetlands: From Policy to Classification CourseEdmonton
Bee-Clean Building MaintenanceGreen Clean @ Bee-CleanCalgary
Bicycles for HumanityBicycles for HumanityCalgary
BLESSSummer Nature CentreSt Albert
Bob PeelA Career Dedicated to Wildlife ConservationCalgary
Busy B BargainsWaste Reduction - reuse and recycleTofield
CalFrac Well Services &
    the City of Medicine Hat
Ranchlands Baby's Breath Removal ProjectMedicine Hat
Calgary Marathon SocietyCalgary Marathon Sustainability ProgramCalgary
Calgary Tour de Nuit SocietyMore People Cycling for the EnvironmentCalgary
Camp MaskepetoonChildren's Summer CampSherwood Park
Canada's Oil Sands Innovation 
Algar Restoration Pilot Project (known as the Landscape Ecological Assessment and Planning or LEAP initiative)Calgary
CAPPHydraulic Fracturing Guidelines and PracticesCalgary
    Centre for Affordable Water and
     Sanitation Technology
    Centre for Affordable Water and
     Sanitation Technology
Cenovus EnergySkyStrat™ Drilling RigCalgary
Chris NicholasConserving, restoring and rebuilding native ecosystems in urban development: researching to improve with better appliactions in each projectEdmonton
City of EdmontonMaster Naturalist Program: Fostering Stewardship in the Community through Citizen EngagementEdmonton
Clandonald SchoolRecycle ClubClandonald
Clean Air Strategic AllianceA 20 year Body of WorkEdmonton
CleanFARMSCollaboration & innovation: Alberta's agriculture communities are making a differenceToronto
Clear Sky TechnologyIonization by Magnetic InductionCalgary
Closer To Home (C2H) InitiativeSmaller Centres Water & Wastewater Capacity Renewal InitiativeSt Albert
ConocoPhillips CanadaDestination Conservation/ConocoPhillips School Environmental QuestCalgary
ConocoPhillips CanadaUniversity of Lethbridge's Water Research Project: Functional FlowsCalgary
ConocoPhillips Canada &
     Ducks Unlimited
ConocoPhillips Canada Bullshead Conservation AreaCalgary
Construction Waste DisposalBiochar Pilot ProjectEdmonton
Cristina Swinnerton and
     Joanna Schipper
Archbishop Joseph MacNeil SchoolEdmonton
David Dodge and Duncan KinneyGreen Energy FuturesEdmonton
Douglas Wesley BarnardPlanting trees and shrubsAcme
Dr Xiying HaoMitigating the impacts of livestock production on the environmentLethbridge
Dr. Uldis SilinsSouthern Rockies Watershed ProjectEdmonton
Ducks Unlimited CanadaAlberta Carbon ProtocolCalgary
Ducks Unlmited CanadaProject WebfootCalgary
Eagle Point - Blue Rapids Parks
Eagle Point - Blue Rapids Parks CouncilDrayton Valley
Earth Legacy Inc.Earth Legacy Inc.Edmonton
Easter Seals AlbertaRecycling Project of the Equipment and Support Services ProgramEdmonton
Edmonton Public SchoolsEnvironmental InitiativesEdmonton
Encana CorporationVent gas capture - Turning greenhouse gas emissions into fuelCalgary
ENMAX Energy CorporationENMAX Calgary Energy Centre Ammonia ConversionCalgary
Erin BayneAvian ConservationEdmonton
Fort McMurray Environment  
Environment Week in Fort McMurrayFort McMurray
Gopal Achari and Cooper LangfordMobile PCB Remediation TechnologyCalgary
Herman Chang/Hillview SchoolStewardship Begins with MeEdmonton
Institute for Sustainable Energy,
      Environment and Economy   
      Students' Association (ISEEESA)
Various ProjectsCalgary
Jan KorzeniowskiWater/Wastewater SystemsCalgary
Judi VandenbrinkEcoLiving EventsCalgary
Justine Jenkins-Crumb @
     The Devonian Botanic Garden
Master Gardener ProgramEdmonton
Lacombe Composite High School
     EcoVision Club
EcoVision ProjectsLacombe
Little Creeks & Rough Fescue
      Appreciation Society
Horse Creek Watering Monitoring ProjectCochrane
Lynda Jonson Resident Care
Seniors "Do" Drop InHinton
Methanol Recovery TechnologiesMethanol Recovery Technology Pilot ProjectCalgary
Michael J RickettsBridgeland-Riverside Vacant Lot GardenCalgary
Mr. Barry KolenoskyIndividual CommitmentLac La Biche
Nature's Ride through Art SocietyNature's RideCalgary
Navus Environmental Inc.The Native Shrub Establishment ProgramEdmonton
Oil Sands Community AllianceBlack Bear Conflict Avoidance ProgramCalgary
Petroleum Technology Alliance
Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research (AUPRF) and the Soil and Groundwater Research Initiatives (SGRC)Calgary
Polly L. Knowlton Cockett, PhDStewardship, Signage, and Sense of Place in an Urban PrairieCalgary
Regional Municipality of Wood BuffaloEnviroMENTOR ProgramFort McMurray
Regional Municipality of Wood BuffaloAmazing Waste RaceFort McMurray
SAIT Polytechnic &
    Avalon Master Builder
Discover 5 Net Zero HomeCalgary
Solar Energy Society of Alberta
Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA)Edmonton
Southern Alberta Group for
     the Environment
Southern Alberta Group for the EnvironmentLethbridge
Starland CountyMicrogeneration InitiativeMorrin
Starland CountyStarland Solar Success StoryMorrin
Statoil CanadaStatoil Understanding Caribou InitiativesCalgary
Student EnergyYouth EmpowermentCalgary
Student Led Initiatives for
     Sustainability Education (SLISE)
Student Led Initiatives for Sustainability Education (SLISE)Edmonton
Suncor EnergyUsing recycled tailings water for in situ make-up waterCalgary
Sustainability Resources ltd.Pathways 2 SustainabilityAirdrie
SustainivalSustainival, the World's First Green Carnival and the Green Beast Community Eco-ChallengeEdmonton
Tannas Conservation ServicesRough Fescue Grasslands Restoration ProjectCremona
Team Alberta2013 Solar DecathlonCalgary
The City of Calgary Materials PlantsMaterials Plants Retrofitting and Upgrade InitiativesCalgary
The Green Initiative CommitteeThe Green Initiative CommitteeCalgary
The Miistakis InstituteThe Miistakis InstituteCalgary
Town of VegrevilleResidential Compost ProgramVegreville
Trout Unlimited CanadaYellow Fish RoadCalgary
University of Alberta's Office
     of Sustainability
University of Alberta's Waste in Residence ProgrammingEdmonton
University of CalgaryComprehensive Sustainabiity and Environmental LeadershipCalgary
University of Calgary Solar Car TeamSchulich DeltaCalgary
Virox Technologies Inc.Virox Technologies Inc.Calgary
Waldron Grazing Co-operative LtdWaldron ProjectStavely
Winnifred Stewart AssociationEmpties to WINNEdmonton
Wood Buffalo Community Clean
     Up Volunteers
Wood Buffalo Community Clean Up CampaignFort McMurray
Yuri WuenschVote Zombie Wall!Edmonton

For More Information

M. E. A. (Emmy) Stuebing, BA, CFRE
Executive Director
Alberta Emerald Foundation                        
700 Scotia Tower 1, 10060 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3R8              

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