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CA AREF approves $203,000 in grants

Property Here - Monday, August 20, 2012

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The Board of Governors of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF) recently approved $203,000 in community investment projects. Notable projects approved for funding include:

- $50,000 to the ALCES group and Alberta Tomorrow to further develop mapping tools and a school outreach program for the land simulator.

- $25,000 to Athabasca Watershed Council for an outreach campaign to educate residents on the results of the watershed report and its impact for Albertans in the area.

- $20,000 to Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations for a survey about non-profit leadership in Calgary and Area.

- $15,000 to Doors Open Calgary Society for a Calgary-wide public celebration to showcase the heritage, architectural and socially significant buildings in the city.

- $30,000 to Olds College toward the construction of a research facility on the management and treatment of wetland areas in Alberta.

- $38,000 to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology for a solar array applied research project.

- $25,000 to The Natural Step to facilitate the Sustainability Transition Lab in Edmonton.

Jay Freeman, chair of AREF, says the grants reflect “a clear focus on land stewardship issues from large organizations and small. We are also pleased to support Alberta Tomorrow to build upon work that we have supported in the past, making their tools accessible to more communities across Alberta. Projects like Doors Open are novel and proven, as they have achieved success in other Canadian cities. We look forward to their success in Calgary.”