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We believe that protecting and improving the environment within Edmonton's borders is everyone's responsibility. Through EcoCity Edmonton, you can learn about Edmonton's environmental vision, find inspiration to take action in your community and get a grant to help you get your idea off the ground.

This program was piloted in 2014 as the Neighbourhood Action Program.

Program Details

We are partnering with Alberta Ecotrust to deliver environmental grants to help support energy literate citizens with energy conserving lifestyles and a strong shift to active and public transportation.

We believe these grants, available to non-profits, community leagues, schools and charities, will engage Edmontonians to work on these challenges and provide them with support to collaborate and to create positive environmental change in their own backyards.

The focus will be on community projects that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Examples of neighbourhood projects include:

  • Walking school bus
  • Installation of solar panels on a community facility
  • Tool-lending library

Grant Application

The next grant application will be open February 2018.

Learn more about the EcoCity Edmonton grants.

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

Read about past recipient projects.

For More Information

Robyn Webb

Title Environmental Engagement Coordinator
Telephone

780-442-0259 

Email robyn.webb@edmonton.ca

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