MEET THE 2020 ECOCITY EDMONTON GRANT RECIPIENTS
The EcoCity Edmonton Grant Program exists to help support the City of Edmonton’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 35 per cent by 2035. Edmontonians have an important role in reducing our contribution to climate change and preparing locally for future climactic changes and events. These grants invest in citizen-led urban solutions to climate change and are available to nonprofits, community leagues, schools and charities.
Meet the 2020 EcoCity Edmonton grant recipients, and be sure to click through their profiles to learn more about the people and organizations accelerating climate action in Edmonton.
Infrastructure Acceleration Grants
Bissell Centre: Energy & Employment Project
Bissell Centre will build on the success of its previous pilot initiative which added a solar array to one of their facilities and in the process offer training and work opportunities to community members in Bissell Centre’s Casual Labour program.
iHuman Youth Society: Solar Install/LED Retrofit Project
This project aims to mitigate the iHuman Youth Society’s climate impact and operation costs through a series of building retrofits that will also be used as an opportunity to train, employ, and empower its program participants.
Métis Nation of Alberta: Climate Mitigation & Adaptation for Métis Communities
The Metis Nation of Alberta is committed to the development of climate initiatives, due to the negative impacts of climate change on Métis people. This project is aimed towards the areas of energy efficiency and education.
Community Action Grant
Ever Active Schools: Explore Your 2.4, Increasing Active Transportation and Community Engagement in YEG School Communities
Explore your 2.4 is a movement that aims to revive community walkability through youth engagement. Through an immersive, curriculum-aligned experience, youth are guided to first explore, then observe, and finally, engage with community spaces that are within a 2.4km radius of their home and/or school.
Goodwill Industries Alberta: Repair for Good Furniture Refurbishment Program Phase II
Goodwill’s Repair for Good program aims to reduce the amount of furniture entering the landfill, training persons with disabilities (PwDs) to gain skills and employment, and to maximize the value of furniture donations sold in our thrift stores while providing their customers with affordable and attractive furniture.
The King’s Centre for Visualization in Science: YEG-CCS, Youth Empowering Greater Community Climate Solutions
This project will equip 10 Edmonton schools to demonstrate that students have the power to kickstart community action toward the City of Edmonton’s climate mitigation goals.
Newo Global Energy: Solar PV Training Development
As the City of Edmonton embarks on implementing a just transition to a green economy, Newo is further developing the training program to a national standard, and will expand the hands-on experience component to ensure trainees have the best possible chance of securing meaningful work in what is poised to be a critical industry for Alberta and the world.
Relay Education: Green Collar Careers, Edmonton Expansion
Alberta’s key industries are changing alongside the climate, and will require trained employees to approach this challenge. They will provide Green Collar Career workshops to 1000 students in the City of Edmonton, with 30 students engaging further in field opportunities.
Learn more about the EcoCity Edmonton Grant Program.