Do you have a project designed to save energy or help the environment? Our annual community grants can help you plant trees, naturalize an area or create energy efficiency.
Grants range in value from $1,000 to $3,000 and are available to municipalities within our service area.
Add trees to improve schoolyards and public areas, like parks and playgrounds, with one of four $2,500 grants. Tell us about your tree planting initiative and how it will benefit your community.Lac La Biche County Alexander Hamilton Park will create a protected, outdoor recreational space and enhance the environmental aesthetic of the immediate area surrounding the planned Recreational Shelter Windbreak. The grant money will be used to purchase six large conifer trees.
We offer communities in our service area the opportunity to win one of ten $3,000 grants. Through these grants, we seek to support our municipal customers with developing and improving environmentally-friendly programs and facilities in their communities. We would love to hear what you are doing to enhance the quality of life of your residents!
Last year’s recipients included:
City of Airdrie Plant native trees and shrubs
Leduc County Plant trees and shrubs at the new Sarapta Centennial Community Park
Town of Raymond Upgrade their recycling stations
Town of Cochrane Retrofit energy efficient LED lighting in their community hall
Village of Cremona Work with Communities in Bloom to provide picnic tables and benches along trail and parks areas
Town of Gibbons Create an irrigation system for their community gardens
Town of Innisfail Create a pollinator-friendly garden
Town of Onoway Enhance their park areas and introduce pet waste stations
Town of Drayton Valley Promote Nature Play for Kids
Village of Duchess Construct birds, bat, bee and butterfly houses
Strathcona County Purchase plant material for the banks of Broadview Park
County of Wetaskiwin No.10 Plant trees along the shoreline of Mulhurst Bay at Pigeon Lake.
If your community is interested in applying, please apply by Friday, April 7, 2017. All winners will be announced on Friday, April 28, 2017.
FortisAlberta’s Earth Hour Challenge was a huge success last year with 25 municipalities in our service territory competing to save the most electricity.
Earth Hour is a global event that takes place in March every year with the goal of encouraging people and businesses to turn off unnecessary lights, appliances and electronic devices to help conserve power and raise awareness around environmental issues.
Last year’s recipients of the Earth Hour grants were:
Village of Glenwood and Village of Hill Spring tied for first place (first and second place grants were combined and divided by two to ensure fairness). Each community received $6,250 each for a 94 per cent decrease in consumption.
Village of Alix received a $2,500 grant for an 18.5 per cent decrease in consumption
Thank you to all participating communities who entered the 2016 FortisAlberta Earth Hour Challenge! We want to continue to support Earth Hour again this year and encourage communities to enter our Challenge.
Our Green Up grant program is designed to help create or enhance an environmental program for students in Elementary/Junior High schools. Ten schools in our service area will receive a grant of $2,500 to implement an environmental education program. All schools in our service area are eligible to apply. Please check back in September to apply!