To recognize and celebrate environmental excellence.
- Promoting environmental leadership
- Communications and collaborating with others
- Ensuring the integrity and credibility of the Foundation
- Engaging the next generation.
We are committed to providing year-round programming that engages, informs, and emboldens environmental stewardship in our province. What began as the Emerald Awards in 1992, our flagship program, has evolved into a 12-month conversation.
We have expanded our capacity and programming into a robust communications strategy that showcases our province’s environmental achievements, and funding opportunities that educate and empower Alberta’s next generation. This progression allows for a larger positive environmental impact that benefits individuals and communities all across our province.
We do this through the generous support of our sponsors who are dedicated to creating a bright future for our province and our planet.
The Alberta Emerald Foundation acknowledges and honours that we operate on Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 territories, of which we have been beneficiaries since their signing. We extend our hands in peace and friendship to all Indigenous peoples who have made these places their homes since time immemorial.
We are grateful for the journey we are on as treaty people, with the responsibility and opportunity to carry forward and renew the spirit and intent of those agreements. To learn, to grow, to celebrate this journey of discovery, and to share our stories as long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flow.
We call forward the spirit of tatawaw which in nehiyawewin means “Welcome, there is room” to guide us as we do our part to make Alberta a more welcoming and sustainable place to live for all.
What People Are Saying
"After the Emerald Awards, the Edmonton Goodwill Impact Centre received plenty of enquiries from donors and customers regarding our sustainability programs and the positive impact we make on the environment. "
— Mortimer Capriles, Goodwill Industries of Alberta
"We are very proud to be part of the recycling solution here in Alberta, and to be partnered with outstanding like-minded organizations."
— Leon Kassian, President and Owner, College H.U.N.K.S.
"When our school is recognized for doing great things it shows others that what we are doing is important and it matters. But most of all, it’s making a difference. "
— Erin Wildeboer, Davidson Creek Elementary Fundraising Society