Finalists Announced for the 24TH Annual Emerald Awards


EDMONTON, AB – “And the finalists for the 24th Annual Emerald Awards are…” Friday, at Edmonton’s City Hall, nominees joined the Alberta Emerald Foundation, its sponsors, volunteers and other members from the local community, to find out who would be taking another step towards receiving the coveted environmental award.

Over the past weeks, a panel of knowledgeable third-party judges with cross-sectoral experience rose to the challenge of narrowing down the brilliant examples of creativity and environmental dedication that were nominated this year for the uniquely-Albertan award. A maximum of three nominees in each of the eight Emerald Award categories has been selected as a finalist. Only one per category will take home the award.

“Every year the Emerald’s tell the stories of our most beloved and cherished Albertans, our environmental stewards,” says Raquel (Rocky) Feroe, three-year Emerald Award judge.  “The Emerald Awards are a great way for anyone with a love for our province to learn from our best.”

“We are the only Foundation in the country to recognize the important work of environmental leaders across all sectors,” says Alan Ross, Chair of the Board, Alberta Emerald Foundation. “By honouring and elevating the ingenuity, dedication and hard work of these individuals and organizations, we inspire others to follow their example, benefiting all Albertans with a healthier and cleaner environment.”

The Emerald Awards recognize and reward outstanding environmental initiatives undertaken by individuals, not-for-profit associations, large and small corporations, community groups and governments from across Alberta. Since 1992, the Emerald Awards has recognized over 450 finalists and 250 recipients demonstrating creative thinking and innovation in environmental management systems, technologies and education programs. The 24th Annual Emerald Awards will be presented on June 4, 2015 at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton.

The Alberta Emerald Foundation celebrates and showcases environmental leadership in Alberta.  In addition to the Emerald Awards, the Alberta Emerald Foundation has developed a number of outreach initiatives, including Emerald Days and the Youth Environmental Engagement Grants program. For more information about the Alberta Emerald Foundation, please visit


(in alphabetical order)

Large Business

Mammoet Canada Western Ltd.


Suncor Energy Inc.

Project: Suncor Nikanotee Fen


Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Project: Sandhill Fen Technical Advisory Committee

Fort McMurray

Small Business

Circle T Consulting


DIG | Do It Green


Verge Permaculture (Rob & Michelle Avis)


Public Education & Outreach

Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology

Project: Youth Wavemakers


ConocoPhillips Canada

Project: Quest/Destination Conservation Program


Green Energy Futures



Captain Nichola Goddard School

Project: Green Commuting Hubs


Clandonald School

Project: Warriors of the Rainbow


Westmount Charter School

Project: The People for Energy & Environmental Literacy (PEEL) Program


Community Group or Not-for-Profit Association

Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada

Project: Caribou Patrol Program

Grande Cache

Camrose Wildlife and Stewardship Society

Project: Camrose Wildlife and Greenspace Stewardship Project


Fish and Wildlife Crowsnest Pass Bearsmart


Government Institution

Presented by ATCO Gas &
ATCO Electric

Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development

Project: The Alberta Aquatic Invasive Species Program


City of Edmonton

Project: Designing for wildlife passage in an increasingly fragmented world


Lacombe County

Lacombe County Environmental Management System – Leading from within


Individual Commitment

Dr. Bonnie Shapiro


Emerald Challenge: Water

Presented by Encana

Nature Alberta

Project: Living by Water


Trout Unlimited Canada

Project: Yellowfish Road