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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.

 

2018 AEN Spring Assembly

Jun 8 2018 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Jun 9 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

AEN is focused on building capacity to preserve and protect Alberta’s environment. We work to support and amplify AEN members’ work. Over the past two years, AEN members have discussed strategies to optimise the impact of the Network and its member organizations. This spring we will gather over 2 days to put these strategies into practice.

AEN member groups work on a broad range of inter-connected issues covering a wide geographic area. The urgency of our environmental objectices requires that we work together strategically and effectively. Meeting in person—knowing each another, our environmental imperatives, and how to support each other—is very important to actualising collective action and impact. To this end we have organized a program that provide practical instruction, knowledge exchange, and skill building to guide and focus our collective purpose. We strongly encourage you to join your fellow environmental advocates on June 8 and 9 to contribute your unique perspective and expertise.

Eventbrite - 2018 AEN Spring Assembly

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Location

Cassio Room
MacEwan Conference & Event Centre (University of Calgary)
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Posted May 11, 2018 by AEN

North Saskatchewan Region – Time to speak up for Headwaters, Bighorn, Foothills and Parkland

From: Joanna Skrajny, AWA Conservation Specialist

This is an important opportunity to speak up and contact your elected representatives. It is up to each and every one of us to ensure that the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan protects our headwaters, foothills, parkland, rivers and the wildlife that depend on these areas. As Earth Day approaches, I hope you will take a few moments to send in your comments, or even better call or write your MLA – they are waiting to hear from you! Read more »

Posted April 30, 2018 by AEN

Young Edmonton Grants (YEG)

Deadline: 
15 May 2018 (All day)

Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) application now open!

Requests can be made for up to $3,000.

YEG program supports activities that are initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. Ideas and projects of all kinds are supported. The most important consideration is that the applicant is an Edmonton and area resident between the ages of 13 and 24 and is involved in the project’s planning and execution. Read more »

Posted April 30, 2018 by AEN

Condolences—10 years After International Tailings Duck Disaster

30 Apr 2018

Guided by both Indigenous Elders’ Traditional Knowledge and western science, the Keepers of the Athabasca (2006) are First Nations, Métis, Inuit, environmental groups, and watershed citizens working together for the protection of water, land, air, and all living things today and tomorrow in the Athabasca River watershed. Read more »

Posted April 30, 2018 by AEN

Summer Student Job Opportunity with the Alberta Environmental Network

Position: 
Research and Communications Assistant (RCA)
Application Deadline: 
10 May 2018 (All day)
Location: 
Edmonton
Location: 
Calgary
Location: 
flexible within Alberta

Please note that this position requires that certain conditions be met as it is partially funded by Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs programs. Details below.

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) believes that to effectively preserve and protect Alberta’s environment – addressing a wide range of issues including climate change, energy, land use and conservation, air and water issues - interested environmental non-government organizations (ENGOs) and other Albertans need support to strategize, collaborate, share information, build capacity and mobilize.

This position offers you an opportunity to play an important role in expanding the AEN’s reach and impact as the AEN enters a phase of rejuvenation and strategic development guided by its members. As part of a small staff that is adapting its organizational programs and services to meet the needs and optimize the opportunities of AEN members, you would help drive the process forward through responsibilities that range from capturing the history of the organization to reaching out to established and prospective AEN members to contributing to the development a communications plan. Read more »

Posted April 30, 2018 by AEN

Proposed Alberta methane regulations are a made-in-Alberta approach that fails to consider Albertans

Reducing methane emissions could protect our air and climate, create jobs and increase royalties. Alberta’s draft regulations will continue the practice of ineffective self-policing by oil and gas companies.

27 Apr 2018

Edmonton, Alberta—Alberta’s proposed methane regulations are a missed opportunity to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets while protecting our environment, creating jobs and collecting royalties from wasted natural gas. And by relying on oil and gas companies to self-report their own emissions, the draft regulations will likely fail to achieve the targets they were created to meet. Read more »

Posted April 27, 2018 by AEN

New federal methane regulations a vital step in implementing Canada’s climate plan

Canada becomes global leader with world’s first comprehensive federal methane regulations

27 Apr 2018

EDMONTON — Duncan Kenyon, program director for responsible fossil fuels at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada’s methane regulations announced today:

“The Pembina Institute applauds the federal government for making Canada the first country in the world to commit to national methane regulations. While other countries have implemented similar controls, none are as comprehensive as Canada’s. Read more »

Posted April 27, 2018 by AEN

Call for Members: CASA ROVER III Project Team (On-road Vehicle Emissions Testing)

Initiative: 
ROVER III Project Team
Position: 
ENGO Members
Application Deadline: 
27 Apr 2018 - 5:00pm

The Government of Alberta has committed to implementing the Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) as part of the national Air Quality Management System. Air emissions need to be managed for Alberta to achieve the CAAQS as they become more stringent over time. Read more »

Posted April 20, 2018 by AEN

Green Regs and Ham: Pickerel, Pipelines and Pancakes

Apr 24 2018 - 7:30am - 9:15am

Event Poster

A breakfast discussion about the evolving role of the federal government in environmental regulation with
Professor Martin Olszynski from the University of Calgary. Read more »

Location

Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill Road NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 18, 2018 by AEN

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