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 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
The next grant application will be open February 2018.
Learn more about the EcoCity Edmonton grants.
2016 Grant Recipients
- Kate Chegwin Junior High School ($30,000 grant)
Transforming energy consumption through solar panels, energy audit kits, community information sessions and field trips to NAIT’s Alternative Energy Program building.
- Evensdale Community League ($28,750 grant)
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 grant)
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.
- NAIT ($20,000 grant)
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.
Read about past recipient projects.