The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization comprised of groups throughout the province dedicated to helping preserve and protect Alberta's environment. The AEN's purpose is to facilitate the sharing of information & resources among member groups, and to assist them in taking common action. AEN also promotes awareness of environmental issues & activities with stakeholders & the general public. AEN facilitates member group meetings and the participation of member groups in meetings and consultation with government and/or industry. Check out Field Notes for the latest news, events & action alerts from the AEN & our member groups.
Aug 31 2016 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
On August 31, 2016 the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Pembina Institute will host a half-day session focused on the implications of energy efficiency options and their implications for the nonprofit sector.
As community leaders, the nonprofit sector has the opportunity to be a role model in curbing energy consumption and lowering emissions. At the same time, there is concern within the sector about the potential impact Alberta’s Carbon Levy may have on operating expenses. Read more »
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Celebrate Edmonton's Headwaters! The Bighorn Backcountry provides 86% of Edmonton's water - why isn't it protected?
The Bighorn Backcountry, near Nordegg, Alberta, provides Edmonton with 86% of its drinking water. However, this area is still designated as a series of Public Land Use Zones (PLUZs), meaning it is threatened by coal development, oil and gas activity, and forestry!
Celebrate Edmonton's headwaters and join CPAWS Northern Alberta at our Love Your Headwaters festivals this summer!
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Show the Government of Alberta You Care for Alberta's Caribou
Government of Alberta Releases Weak Range Plan for the Little Smoky Herd
In June of 2016, the Government of Alberta released the draft Range Plan for the Little Smoky Caribou Herd. Comments are due on this range plan by August 5 — join CPAWS Northern Alberta to have your say! Read more »
Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel
30 Sep 2016 (All day)
From the Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel website:
Energy Efficiency Alberta is a new provincial agency that will promote and support energy efficiency and community energy systems (including micro-generation and small-scale generation) for homes, businesses and communities. Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan includes a commitment to reinvest all revenue from the carbon levy into Alberta's economy, including $645 million over 5 years to Energy Efficiency Alberta. Investment in energy efficiency and community energy system programs will help to reduce energy use and associated costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and support green jobs for:
Government has created a panel to advise the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office. The Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel will make recommendations on the types of energy savings programs that Energy Efficiency Alberta can start to deliver in the short and medium-term, as well as help set out a long-term vision.
The Panel seeking input from stakeholders, Indigenous communities and interested Albertans on how to promote energy efficiency and community energy systems across Alberta.
Visit the Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel website to read the Discussion Document and submit your comments.
Red Deer Fine Particulate Matter Advisory Committee
ENGO Sector Member and Alternate
24 Jun 2016 (All day)
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