recognizes excellence in the application of engineering, geological and
geophysical methods towards preservation of the environment and the practice
of sustainable development.
is intended to have a broad scope, open to a wide range of projects, achievements,
initiatives and activities contributing to the preservation of the environment.
Activities that might be considered suitable for nomination include, but
are not limited to:
or group contributions to environmental awareness, preservation and
reclamation through education, leadership and/or involvement
products or systems that constitute an advance in environmental preservation
over existing systems, such as emission reduction or other waste reduction
that exemplify the principles of sustainable development with associated
regard for the environment
that result in the preservation or restoration of the natural environment
may be made:
- To an
individual, for his/her contribution towards the goals of the award.
The individual must be a member of APEGGA
- To a group
of individuals, for their contribution towards the goals of the award.
All individuals in the group must be members of APEGGA. However, groups
lead by an APEGGA member/s may also be considered for the award
- To a project,
in recognition of its contribution to the goals of the award. The project
must have been completed, or have reached a significant degree of completion
in the award year, and the project leader or company responsible for
the project must be a member of APEGGA. Projects within Alberta will
be given priority, but projects located outside of Alberta may be considered,
in which case they must include a significant professional contribution
from APEGGA members.
Definitions as per APEGGA Environmental Guideline:
Means the components of the earth and includes:
i) Air, land and water
ii) all layers of the atmosphere
iii) all organic and inorganic matter and living organisms, and
iv) the interacting natural systems that include components referred to
in subclauses (i) and (iii).
development: means development that meets the needs of the present
without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own
needs through the application of integrated planning and the combination
of environmental and economic decision-making processes.
Project Description and Systemic Issues: A description of the project
and associated environmental issues, for example: How long the project
has been going? What is the end point? What is the total impact to the
environment? Will it be/has it been successful over the longer term? What
is the impact of energy or raw materials usage in the project? What is
the systemic benefit? For example, the end product may not harm the environment
but the creation of it will, and vice versa. Maximum 20 points.
Impact: benefits to the preservation of the environment.
Maximum 20 points.
of Professional Skills: application of engineering, geological or geophysical
principles to the highest standards and results towards the goals of the
award. Maximum 20 points.
highest marks for an Alberta location or for another Canadian location,
lower marks for export locations. Maximum 10 points.
will be evaluated out of a maximum of 70 points and each area of evaluation
should be commented on separately.
The leading theme is excellence in the application of professional skills
by Albertans in the preservation of the environment.
theme in the first years of the award is the recognition of achievement
in support of APEGGA's Statement on Climate Change, approved by the APEGGA
Council at it's April 22, 1999 meeting.
professional membership represents a broad spectrum of individual positions
on climate change. APEGGA remains neutral with respect to specific climate
change targets. APEGGA does not favour any specific sector's position.
in response to the climate change issue, APEGGA does support:
1) the efficient
and responsible use of our energy and natural resources
2) continuing dialogue to facilitate understanding among APEGGA members
and with the broader public
3) ongoing awareness of, and due regard for, linkages between climate
change and other environmental concerns. APEGGA's Environmental Guideline
provides further guidance to its members
4) continuing research to develop cost-effective and socially acceptable
technologies to address climate change concerns
5) key business and individual consumer actions to improve energy efficiency
as identified in Alberta's Strategy for Action on Climate Change.
Complete the nomination form in full and attach documents describing the
nominee(s)/project and its achievements which, in the opinion of the nominator,
qualify the nominee(s)/project for the award, together with such supporting
evidence as they may wish the Honours and Awards Committee to consider.
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