Terri-Jane Yuzda

Emerald Nominations Needed

An environmental awards competition that regularly counts APEGGA members and permit-holders among its winners is calling for 2004 nominations. The Emerald Awards, created by the Alberta Foundation for Environmental Excellence to celebrate Alberta achievements in environmental leadership and initiative, requires nominations by Feb. 29 in 11 categories.

The awards began in 1992 and typically attract more than 100 nominations. In addition to recognizing the individuals and groups making a difference, the foundation strives to develop public awareness of environmental progress in Alberta.

Last year, permit holder and 2003 APEGGA Summit Award® winner Maria Energy Corp. won in the small business category for its Heat PowerPlus System, which features on-site generation and delivery of high-efficiency, reliable and clean heat and power. A number of other members and permit-holders also received awards.

Award categories in 2004 are:

• Not-for-Profit Association
• Individual Commitment
• Community Group
• Corporate or Institutional Leadership
• Education
• Large Business
• Government Institutions
• Small Business
• Research and Innovation
• Climate Change
• Youth

An independent panel will judge nominations on commitment to preservation, protection, enhancement or sustainability of the environment; and demonstration of a positive, tangible and long-term impact on air, water or land quality, preservation of biological diversity, and public or corporate attitudes toward the environment. Awards will be presented June 9 at Edmonton’s Winspear Centre.


Visit www.emeraldawards.com
E-mail info@emeraldawards.com
Phone (780) 413-9629 or

To read about APEGGA 2003 winners
Visit www.apegga.org/whatsnew/peggs/Web07-03/summit.htm


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