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.
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.
Eligible organizations include: registered nonprofits, registered charities, community leagues, area First Nations and schools.
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
The grant application is closed. It will reopen early 2020.
Learn more about the
2019 Grant Recipients
Infrastructure Acceleration Grants
Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation: Waheeba (Sun) Energy Project
Three solar PV installation projects with community engagement and on-the-job training and work experience.
Jasper Place Wellness Centre: Food4Good Community Food Centre
A Community Food Centre to alleviate some of the food insecurity experienced in one of the cities most vulnerable areas – the west end of Edmonton.
La Cité Franco et la Résilience Climatique / La Cité: A Hub For Climate Resilience
Empower Francophone participants and Anglophone Bonnie Doon neighbourhood residents of different ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to make localized energy infrastructure modifications to the world-renowned La Cité building.
Métis Urban Housing Corporation of Alberta Inc.: Furthering Climate Change Resilience Through Métis Housing Organizations
Staff will participate in training courses to increase knowledge and awareness of energy efficiency, and share this knowledge with tenants and facility operators.
Community Action Grant
Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies: South Asian Energy Mentor
This project will deliver important energy conservation and climate change messaging to South Asian newcomers to Edmonton, who to date have not been receiving this information.
ALUS Canada: Upstream Resiliency Through Action On The Agricultural Landscape
Farmers and ranchers in Leduc County and Parkland County will be engaged to establish 43 acres of natural infrastructure projects on marginal or environmentally-sensitive agricultural land.
Bike Edmonton Society: Explore Bike Edmonton Challenge
Launch the Explore Bike Edmonton Challenge which encourages Edmontonians to cycle more by providing incentives and resources that are needed for safer, more fun cycling experiences.
Iron & Earth: Edmonton Chapter Director and Development
Help create opportunities for, and support this constituency in their journey of establishing sustainable energy careers.
For more details on these projects, check out this blog post.
Read about past recipient projects.