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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.

 

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Integrated Environmental and Analytics Prediction

Position: 
Executive Director, Integrated Environmental and Analytics Prediction
Application Deadline: 
22 Dec 2016 - 23:59
Location: 
Edmonton

The Environmental Monitoring and Science Division (EMSD) is dedicated to providing open and transparent public access to scientific data on the current and future condition of Alberta’s environment. Join our executive team and provide scientific oversight of predictive environmental modelling, data management and geospatially integrated analyses.

Reporting to the Chief Scientist and Assistant Deputy Minister, you will have custody of provincial ambient environment data covering water, air, land and biodiversity. Your branch team will manage the life cycle of environmental data, including acquisition, quality assurance of data management processes, and governance of data systems. A recognized scientific expert and an integrative, cross-disciplinary thinker, you will lead complex evaluation and analytical processes that underpin the reporting of current cumulative environmental effects, and the prediction of future environmental conditions in Alberta. Key responsibilities also include delivery of a joint oil sands monitoring program in cooperation with Environment and Climate Change Canada. Read more »

Posted December 6, 2016 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Indigenous Knowledge, Community Monitoring & Citizen Science

Position: 
Executive Director, Indigenous Knowledge, Community Monitoring & Citizen Science
Application Deadline: 
22 Dec 2016 - 23:59
Location: 
Edmonton

The Environmental Monitoring and Science Division (EMSD) is dedicated to providing open and transparent public access to scientific data on the current and future condition of Alberta’s environment. Join our executive team and be part of transforming the province’s monitoring system.

Reporting to the Chief Scientist and Assistant Deputy Minister, you will provide strategic leadership in the design and delivery of programs that involve indigenous communities, community organizations, and citizen volunteers in environmental science and monitoring. With guidance from an Indigenous Wisdom Advisory Panel, you will build respectful relationships and work collaboratively with indigenous peoples to develop strategies and initiatives that incorporate traditional ecological knowledge into EMSD programs. Your team will also engage and capture the knowledge of Albertans who are active in environmental management (naturalists, academics, students and other citizen scientists) and ensure the active participation of these groups in program planning and delivery. A trusted and collaborative leader, you will advance an enhanced, holistic monitoring system that is built on science and international best practices in consultation with Alberta indigenous people and communities. Read more »

Posted December 6, 2016 by AEN

Seeking Applicants: Air Quality Monitoring Technical Program Manager (Contract)

Position: 
Air Quality Monitoring Technical Program Manager
Application Deadline: 
8 Dec 2016 - 12:00

The Peace River Area Monitoring Program (PRAMP) Committee, a not-for-profit organization that manages air quality monitoring within the Peace River area, is accepting applications for a contractor to fill the role of Technical Program Manager. Read more »

Posted November 28, 2016 by AEN

Workshop: Reforming Federal Environmental Assessment— Issues and Opportunities

Nov 20 2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The workshop will review the evolution and devolution of federal EA law and policy, and discuss law reform themes and opportunities. The objectives of the Workshop are to inform, learn from each other, and prepare participants who will engage in the federal review process. Read more »

Location

Hotel Arts
119 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 3, 2016 by AEN

Plugging into Alberta’s Energy Future: A Citizen’s Forum on Climate Change

Nov 4 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Nov 5 2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

A citizen's forum on climate change
Climate change impacts on all forms of life and on our planet are becoming increasingly more evident around the globe. Read more »

Locations

Edmonton City Hall
Edmonton, AB
Education Centre South (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 2, 2016 by AEN

AEN Fall Meetings 2016

Nov 19 2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Nov 20 2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

You are invited to attend the 2016 Alberta Environmental Network Fall Meetings. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. Read more »

Locations

Kahanoff Conference Centre
200 - 105 12 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
Hotel Arts
119 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 1, 2016 by AEN

Call For Proposals: Ecoaction Community Funding Program

Deadline: 
12 Dec 2016 (All day)

Environment and Climate Change Canada's (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding for new projectsuntil December 12, 2016. Funding is available for 2017-18 projects that  address the program areas of Climate Change, Clean Air, Clean Water and Nature. This year preference will be given to projects that support ECCC’s climate change program through activities such as energy cons Read more »

Posted October 30, 2016 by AEN

Expert Panel – Review of Environmental Assessment Processes

Sep 26 2016 - 1:00pm - Sep 27 2016 - 10:00pm

UPDATE: Location has changed to the Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites (10222 102 Street)

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The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has announced the establishment of an Expert Panel to conduct a Review of Environmental Assessment Processes. The Panel intends to engage broadly with Indigenous peoples, key stakeholders and all Canadians. Read more »

Location

Mackenzie Room, Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites
10222 102 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 22, 2016 by AEN

The Pembina Institute reacts to Alberta Government announcement on 30% renewables target

14 Sep 2016

CALGARY — Sara Hastings-Simon, Clean Energy Program Director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Ministry of Environment and Parks announcement.

“Albertans will benefit from an increase in renewables on the grid. The experience from countless jurisdictions shows that when deployed wisely renewables can reduce power bills for consumers – serving as a price hedge and protecting consumers from volatile commodity prices. Renewables further reduce the need for costly transmission and distribution upgrades, and improve grid resiliency.”

Read more »

Posted September 14, 2016 by AEN

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