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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.

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

Grant Application

The grant application is closed. It will reopen early 2020.

Learn more about the EcoCity Edmonton grants.

2018 Grant Recipients

  • 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

Read about past recipient projects.

For More Information

Barbara Daly

Title Project Manager



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