Clean Air Awards
Interesting in nominating someone for next year’s awards?
Awards are open to individuals, groups, or organizations that have made a positive impact on air quality in the Alberta Capital Airshed region over the last year. Candidates can be nominated by the Alberta Capital Airshed Board, the nominees themselves, or by others. Please use the nomination form to present a candidate for consideration.
A nomination form for the 2022-2023 awards will be posted in March of 2023.
2022 Clean Air Award Recipients
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Clean Air Awards!
Raising Awareness of Air Quality
– Inside Education
The 2022 award winner for Raising Awareness of Air Quality is Inside Education. Inside Education is a non-profit society that helps teachers and students better understand the science, technology, and issues related to our environment and natural resources. Inside Education’s programming includes Clean Air Responsible Schools for grade five classes and The Chemistry of Air for grade nine. With a focus on personal action, citizen science, and air monitoring, these programs help promote a better understanding of air quality and air quality issues. Learn more about Inside Education by following them on Twitter.
Innovation and Application of Technology
– Dr. Ran Zhao
The 2022 award winner for Innovation and Application of Technology is Dr. Ran Zhao. Dr. Zhao is an Atmospheric Chemist at the University of Alberta who leads students to better understand the role of chemistry in the air we breathe. For more information, follow Dr. Zhao on Twitter.
Contributing Toward Improving Community Air Quality
– Dr. Greg King
The 2022 award winner for Contributing Toward Improving Community Air Quality is Dr. Greg King. Dr. King is an associate professor of Environmental studies at University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus. He recently led students in a research project to map out ambient air quality in the City of Camrose using wearable air monitors.
2021 Clean Air Awards
Contributing Toward Improving Community Air Quality – Sarah Hunter, community organizer