It’s your time to green!

Do you consider yourself an innovative and creative person? Do you want to make a difference in your city? If you answered yes to both of these questions then  EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grants might help your project idea come to life!

The City of Edmonton, in partnership with Alberta EcoTrust, will be accepting grant applications for community projects with a focus on combating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are looking for inventive Edmontonians who have great ideas about how to make our city a greener place.

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There is so much potential to enhance and create new green initiatives in Edmonton. EcoCity wants to give Edmontonians with a vision the chance to be a part of the change.

EcoCity is looking for concepts that tackle issues regarding air quality, energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change. Small projects add up and can make a big impact on our environment.

Have you ever heard of a walking school bus? With the help of a walking bus driver, kids from the community pick each other up on foot and walk together to their local school. Grab a portable horn so you can honk at whoever’s running late and off to school you go! It’s a fun idea that helps to improve air quality around schools while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Does your community league want to green your hall?  Why not install solar panels? Solar energy is a great, sustainable alternative that produces no greenhouse gas emissions. The best part about solar energy is that it’s free!

Grants are available to:

  • non-profit institutions
  • community leagues
  • schools
  • faith institutions
  • charities

Individuals can team up with one of these institutions to submit a green idea.

Applicants must attend a learning session about the City’s environmental plan The Way We Green before applying for the grant.

Learning sessions will be held:

  • May 12, 7 – 9 p.m. at Stanley Milner Public Library
  • May 13, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Knowledge Centre, 2nd Floor HSBC Building, 10250-101 Street

For more information about the grant and the required, upcoming learning sessions please visit www.edmonton.ca/ecocity.

Let’s work together to challenge environmental issues and create a brighter, greener Edmonton!

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Alexa Steiner
Alexa Steiner is a Communications Technician in the Sustainable Development Department at the City of Edmonton
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