About the program
The ECO Youth award program recognizes Airdrie and area youth and provides financial aid to implement or enhance projects with an environmental focus. Youth may use a current project or propose a new project to enter the award competition.
The project may cover any environmental topic and may include (but is not limited to): climate change, water, air, waste and recycling, soil, transportation, food, energy, etc.
A financial award of $750.00, donated by FortisAlberta and the City of Airdrie, will be awarded to one submission winner in each age level. The prize is intended to assist with implementing a proposed initiative or to build on an existing project or program. Winners will be recognized and may present at a City of Airdrie Environmental Advisory Board meeting.
Project proposals should include:
- A detailed explanation of the project and timeline for carrying out the project
- How the project will positively impact students’ academic experience, school, or community
- Explanation of student roles and learning outcomes
- Summary of the budget required for the project, overview of how funding will be spent and any additional funding sources
A panel of judges, comprised of members of the Environmental Advisory Board and City of Airdrie staff, will evaluate proposals based on the criteria listed above.
Deadline: Dec. 7, 2020
Congratulations to the following 2019 ECO Youth Award recipients:
- Heloise Lorimer School, Sustainable Farm Project
- Ms. Wall's grade 4 class, Windsong Heights
- Atlas Academy School
- TRENDAI clothing company
- Ms. Friesen's grade 4 class, A.E. Bowers
- Megan Machan, Airdrie Tree Huggers
- Waste Race Challenge, Airdrie Francophone School
With continuous support from FortisAlberta these youth are implementing or enhancing projects and programs with an environmental focus.
The City of Airdrie would like to congratulate the following who won the 2018 ECO Youth Award:
Serena Shibayama and Abby Debessay
Hailey Rent and Isabella Coco
Allya Dichoso and Crystal Can
Braydon Donkowski and Sam Hanson
Eco Youth Project, Windsong Heights, Grade 6 class
Our Lady Queen of Peace, Grade 4 classes
These students did a fantastic job on their projects. The City would also like to thank Fortis Alberta for their generous donation which enabled these students to take on projects they may have otherwise not been able to do.
- ECO Youth Award Information (pdf)
- Why curbside recycling? (pdf)
- What Goes Where Reference Sheet (pdf)
- Quick Guide to Recycling (pdf)
- COVID-19 Waste Tips (pdf)
Waste & Recycling