SHAPE (Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere) Society ($20,000)
Increase the number of students who bike or walk to school through the Stepping Toward a Greener Tomorrow program
Yellowhead Tribal Development Foundation ($50,000)
Provide training and experience in the solar energy sector
Edmonton Tool Library Society ($20,000)
Increase outreach and provide educational workshops
St. Paul's Anglican Church ($39,978)
Install a 20 kW solar array and offer educational sessions on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
TREC Charitable Foundation ($17,390)
Increase energy literacy in grade 4 to 6 students through the Kids World of Energy program
Edmonton Bissell Centre ($50,000)
Install solar array on roof of the Bissell Centre West building
The Windsor Park Community League Edmonton ($20,000)
Install solar array on the community hall as part of a training program for Indigenous youth
Alberta Green Economy Network Society ($5,000)
Increase awareness, participation and knowledge in solar technology through Sun-In-A-Box, a portable, off-grid solar power device
Women Building Futures ($20,000)
Deliver a program designed to help women prepare for and succeed as entry-level electricians with a special interest in solar panel installation
2017 Grant Recipients
St. Paul’s United Church ($25,000)
Creating a solar sanctuary that will provide close to 100% of its electricity use
Iron & Earth ($20,000)
Develop a local chapter for members to gain educational and networking opportunities, with events for oilsands and renewable workers to connect
Cloverdale Community League ($43,280)
Solar panel installation and energy efficiency upgrades to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 77%
Zion Baptist Church of Kensington ($38.475)
Solar panel installation and LED lighting upgrade to reduce carbon footprint by 40%
Global Youth Education Network Society ($20,000)
Hosting four climate-focused workshops
Paths for People ($20,000)
Support for the City for Life public forum and a workshop on Active Transportation
Hromada Housing Co-operative Ltd. ($3,244.43)
Off-grid solar charing station to charge outdoor power equipment
Kate Chegwin Junior High School ($30,000)
Transforming energy consumption through solar panels, energy audit kits, community information sessions and field trips to NAIT’s Alternative Energy Program building.
Evansdale Community League ($28,750)
Installation of a 12.5 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system that double their capacity to generate 100% of their electricity needs. Program includes public events and taking on a leadership role as the first community league to produce all of its electricity needs through solar.
Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market Society ($48,750)
Installation of a 17 kW solar PV system to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 9 tonnes (5% of their consumption). Program includes stakeholder outreach events and broadcast.
Alternative energy community engagement program, including teaching models and tangible learning outcomes for participants on tours of their alternative energy lab, evaluation of current outreach programs, design of equipment and delivery of more tours.
Riverdale Community League ($39,930)
A solar gazebo that will allow the league to reach its goal of being carbon neutral and continuing its path of environmental leadership.
Crestwood Community League ($37,500)
To allow the league to demonstrate progressive leadership by installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on its building while showing its residents that solar energy is economically, socially and environmentally responsible.
Fringe Theatre Adventures Society ($22,570)
A project to replace ageing lighting instruments with state-of-the-art equipment for one of three theatres, PCL Studio. The grant will ensure their venue continues to be attractive, affordable and well-used by arts groups in Edmonton.
Inside Education ($20,000)
An educational event in which junior and senior high students will be made aware of their role in and connection to energy production, use, conservation and efficiency and will be challenged to make a personal and/or school-wide commitment to reduce consumption.