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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.

 

CPAWS Week for the Wild

Oct 24 2014 (All day) - Oct 31 2014 (All day)

From the CPAWS website:

Canada is known for its abundance of wildlife, but right now there are critters that really need our help! Join us for WEEK for the WILD: Oct 24-31, 2014. CPAWS will be united coast-to-coast in rallying for increased awareness of species and risk, and the need to protect their threatened habitat. Please donate to help us protect their homes - Give today!

As part of this national campaign, CPAWS Northern Alberta and CPAWS Southern Alberta are each running a "one-week flash fundraiser for our Week for the Wild to help species at risk right here in our own backyard". CPAWS Northern Alberta is raising funds to help protect the woodland caribou, and CPAWS Southern Alberta is raising funds to help protect the grizzly bear. Follow the links to find out what CPAWS is doing to help protect these threatened species, and how you can take action to support their efforts.

Posted October 27, 2014 by AEN

Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook seeks Executive Director

Position: 
Executive Director
Application Deadline: 
14 Nov 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Kimberly, BC

Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook Branch is an environmental not-for-profit organization focused on promoting environmentally sustainable communities in our region. 

The Executive Director

The Executive Director provides leadership and management to ensure Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook is as effective as possible in achieving the organization’s mandate of preserving biodiversity and promoting environmentally sustainable communities. The Executive Director is responsible to the Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook Board of Directors, who set policy and strategic direction for the Organization. Read more »

Posted October 24, 2014 by AEN

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 (All day) - Nov 23 2014 (All day)

Justice Film Festival LogoThe 9th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival runs November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is a 6-day documentary film celebration, held at the River Park Church Auditorium, plus Stephen Leacock Theater at Mount Royal University, the Globe Theatre, and John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. We will screen 24 documentaries—please stay for post-film conversations.

Free Admission Read more »

Location

various locations Calgary, AB

Posted October 24, 2014 by AEN

Call for Comments: Off-Stream Reservoir Project Proposed Terms of Reference for Environmental Impact Assessment

Initiative: 
Alberta Transportation Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project Proposed Terms of Reference for Environmental Impact Assessment
Deadline: 
14 Nov 2014 (All day)

Public Notice

The Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project was identified as a part of the Government of Alberta’s 2014 flood mitigation study. It is located at legal land location 24-24-4-W5M in Rocky View County, 11 kilometres west of Calgary and 18.5 kilometres upstream from the Glenmore Reservoir. This Project considers diverting extreme flood flow from the Elbow River into an off-stream reservoir where it would be temporarily contained and later released back into the Elbow River after the flood peak has passed. Read more »

Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Management Plan for the Monarch in Canada

Initiative: 
Proposed Management Plan for the Monarch (Danaus plexippus) in Canada
Deadline: 
8 Dec 2014 (All day)

From Species at Risk Recovery Unit, Canadian Wildlife Service, Prairie & Northern Region:

We are writing to notify you that the proposed Management Plan for the Monarch in Canada was posted on the Species at Risk Public Registry on October 9, 2014, for a 60-day public comment period which ends on December 8, 2014.

 

Read more »

Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

Call for Aboriginal and NGO Nominations for Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards Development and Review Working Group

Initiative: 
CAAQS Development and Review Working Group
Position: 
Aboriginal & NGO Members (5)
Application Deadline: 
4 Nov 2014 - 11:00

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is the primary minister-led intergovernmental forum for collective action on environmental issues of national and international concern. In 2012 ministers agreed to take further action to protect the health of Canadians and the environment with measures to improve air quality in Canada through the implementation of the Air Quality Management System (AQMS). CCME’s Air Management Committee (AMC) is supporting jurisdictions’ implementation of AQMS. Read more »

Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

Stewards in Motion

From the Land Stewardship Centre of Canada website:

Stewards in Motion is more than just a series of events. It is a rally call to connect all stewards at a local level, regardless of focus, affiliation or discipline. It is the philosophy that enables the stewardship community and other stakeholders such as municipal government, ENGOs and industry, to think collectively and then act locally to protect our valuable, common natural assets…

 

Brought to you by ASN, with the support of Miistakis Institute and Environmental Law Centre, these interactive, regional events offer participants the opportunity to actively learn, share, and engage in collaborative dialogue across sectors.

…this year’s theme is transforming collaboration to advance local stewardship efforts.

Events are scheduled for November 6 in Lac La Biche and November 27 in Buffalo Lake. Read more »

Posted September 26, 2014 by AEN

Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Sep 30 2014 - 8:30am - 11:30am

Coal-fired plants make people sick and die, particularly children and those with chronic illnesses, and they cost society huge amounts of money desperately needed for other purposes.
—Dr Alan Lockwood, MD, The Silent Epidemic, MIT, 2012

The majority of Alberta's electricity is generated by coal fired plants (Alberta Energy, 2012). The research is now clear that burning coal comes with substantial human health costs. In Alberta alone coal contributes to over 100 fatalities and more than 4,000 asthma symptom days every year (Alberta study here). What are the impacts of coal on human health? How can Alberta include health issues related to burning coal in its energy strategy? Read more »

Location

MacHall A (lower level)
MacEwan Student Centre, University of Calgary (2500 University Drive NW)
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Posted September 24, 2014 by AEN

Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Sep 29 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Coal-fired plants make people sick and die, particularly children and those with chronic illnesses, and they cost society huge amounts of money desperately needed for other purposes.
—Dr Alan Lockwood, MD, The Silent Epidemic, MIT, 2012

The research is now clear that burning coal comes with substantial human health costs. In Alberta alone, coal contributes to over 100 fatalities and more than 4,000 asthma symptom days every year (A Costly Diagnosis, 2013). The majority of Alberta's electricity is generated by coal-fired plants. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre (Room 5-142)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 24, 2014 by AEN

EcoAction Community Funding Program

Deadline: 
1 Nov 2014 (All day)

From Environment Canada: Read more »

Posted September 23, 2014 by AEN

AEN Fall Meetings 2014

November 22, 2014
Calgary, Ablerta

AER Update on Standing & Public Participation • Policy & Consultation Update  • AEN Caucus Meetings 

Details & Online Registration

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