ANNOUNCING THE 2017 ECOCITY EDMONTON GRANTEES
Earlier this month, the Grant Selection Committee for EcoCity Edmonton met to review and select local projects that support the City’s vision of becoming a carbon neutral city. Started in 2015, EcoCity Edmonton is a partnership with the City of Edmonton that invests in community-based projects that align with the City’s Energy Transition Strategy. Since inception the program has invested more than $400,000 in 15 projects in the Capital Region.
This year, the Selection Committee collectively decided to invest $170,000 in seven new exciting projects across Edmonton. Summaries of the approved projects are below, and you can also learn more about each of the projects by clicking through. The 2017 EcoCity Edmonton grantees include:
- Solar Sanctuary: St. Paul’s United Church
A 23 kw solar array that will supply approximately 100% of the Church’s electricity demand.
- Green Energy Retrofit: Cloverdale Community League
Upgrades to league hall’s HVAC system, light, insulation, building envelope, as well as a solar array.
- Son-Light: Zion Baptist Church of Kensington
Generating community interest in sustainability by upgrading their church lights to LED and installing an 18 kw solar system.
- Iron & Earth: Edmonton Chapter Development
Organizing and developing a local community of energy sector workers to build connections, educate themselves on climate change, and seek tangible job opportunities from the renewables industry.
- Next Up Climate Leadership Edmonton: Global Youth Education Network Society
Building a stronger and more diverse network of climate leadership in the city of Edmonton by providing training to newcomers to Canada, mothers with young children, and more.
- City of Life: Paths for People
A forum and workshops that engage the public to consider the benefits and possibilities of active transportation in Edmonton.
- Solar Charging Station: Hromada Housing Co-operative
Installing a shared off-grid solar charging station to power their battery operated yard maintenance implements, lawnmowers, trimmers, blowers, etc., used by the co-operative.
Interested in learning more about the EcoCity Edmonton program? Review all of the program criteria, eligibility, and application guidelines at www.albertaecotrust.com/ecocityedmonton. To see all of the projects that have been funded over the last three years, please visit our EcoCity Edmonton Projects page.