AUMA and RMA win prestigious Emerald Award for the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre

During a virtual awards ceremony held on June 2, 2020, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta won an Emerald Award for their partnership on the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (Action Centre).

For almost thirty years, the Alberta Emerald Foundation has showcased Alberta’s environmental achievements across all sectors with these prestigious awards. The Action Centre was selected as the recipient in the category of Community Group or Not-For-Profit for a Large Organization. 

Launched in 2009, the Action Centre has over a decade of experience offering funding, technical assistance, and education to help municipalities and community-related organizations enhance energy resilience, reduce costs, and move towards a low-carbon future.

The Action Centre’s program impacts include over 550 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, with participation from 110 Alberta municipalities.

Over 27,000 solar PV modules have been installed on community facilities, representing almost 10 MW of installed generation capacity. Program participants are receiving over $2.5 million in energy savings each year.

For more information and to view the ceremony, visit the Alberta Emerald Foundation.

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