On June 8th 2016, the Emerald Foundation hosted their 25th annual Emerald Awards in Calgary, AB. Nominated for Community Group & Non-Profit Association: Grassroots, ERA was up against Sustainable Food Edmonton and Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park - and we took it home!
Being nominated among these fantastic organizations was an honor in itself, and to have been selected by the Foundation as the recipient is an incredibly humbling honor. For the past 12 years, we have been working to divert e-waste through our accessible reuse and recycling services, while striving to bridge the digital divide faced by so many less fortunate Canadians through our computer donation program. It is exceptionally rewarding to receive recognition for this work, an honor that has energized our whole team to work even harder to our goal of diverting 100% of e-waste.
Most importantly, we would like to thank all of you, our donors, partners and advocates, for your continued support. By selecting ERA to manage your e-waste, you are making the most environmentally and socially viable decision.
The Emerald Foundation is a charitable organization focused on recognizing and celebrating environmental achievements and stewardship in Alberta, establishing an example of excellence for all to follow. Since 1992, over 2500 examples of creative thinking and innovation in environmental management systems, technologies and education programs have been shared by the Foundation, helping Alberta balance its growth and resource development with the preservation of our environment.
For the past 25 years, the Emerald Awards have recognized and celebrated the outstanding environmental achievements of large and small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit associations, community groups, youth and governments.
Uniquely Albertan, the Emerald Awards are the only award of their kind in our country, showcasing environmental excellence across all sectors.
We would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the Emerald Foundation for recognizing our contribution to environmental excellence in Alberta – it is an infinitely rewarding honor for us to see our programs acknowledged by such a highly regarded organization!
As we move into the summer months, we typically experience a slow down in donations, and this year is no different. If you have e-waste you would like removed, please contact us today. Your donation will support ERA's environmental and social programs, and we will ensure your equipment is managed in the most secure, professional manner available.