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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.

 

Call for Delegates: Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group

Initiative: 
Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group
Position: 
ENGO Members (3)
Application Deadline: 
24 Apr 2017 (All day)

On March 13, 2015, the Government of Alberta released the Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands to enhance the management of fluid tailings in this region. The Framework provides direction to manage fluid tailings volumes during and after mine operation in order to manage and decrease liability and environmental risk resulting from the accumulation of fluid tailings on the landscape. The Framework can be found online.

Implementation of the Framework is currently underway, and a key priority project in this implementation process is the revision of the Mine Financial Security Program to meet the intent of the Framework. As a result, Alberta Environment and Parks is establishing a Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group.

Alberta Environment and Parks would like to invite three representatives from the ENGO community to actively participate in the working group. Read more »

Posted April 19, 2017 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Parks Council

Position: 
Executive Director
Application Deadline: 
19 May 2017 - 17:00

The Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Parks Council (Parks Council) is a non-profit, community-based multi-stakeholder organization committed to managing and operating Eagle Point Provincial Park and Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area in partnership with Alberta Tourism Parks and Recreation. Incorporated in April 2008, under the Alberta Societies Act, the Parks Council currently has a team of four staff and contractors and a volunteer board consisting of fifteen directors; representing a variety of stakeholders including Alberta Parks, local municipalities, outdoor recreation organizations and industry representatives.

The Parks Council is seeking an experienced and proven professional as its Executive Director to implement the strategic direction of the organization, develop and deliver projects and program services, and provide support and coordination for its member organizations. Read more »

Posted April 19, 2017 by AEN

Kevin Van Tighem – Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta

May 9 2017 - 7:00pm

Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta Poster Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 24, 2017 by AEN

Climb for Wilderness

Apr 22 2017 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

The Climb for Wilderness is a signature event. For the past 25 years, it has been held annually at the Calgary Tower – in 2017, it will be held at the iconic Bow Building! Our goal is to increase public awareness of wilderness, wildlife and wild water in Alberta. The Climb for Wilderness provides learning opportunities and the challenges to climb all 1188 stairs and raise funds for Alberta Wilderness Association. The event is known as the best Earth Day event in western Canada and attracts more than 1000 individual participants and 150 volunteers annually. Read more »

Location

The Bow Skyscraper
510 Centre Street SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 24, 2017 by AEN

Water Futures for Alberta and Beyond

Mar 24 2017 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

A World Water Day event

Come and listen to our presenters and join the discussion!

“Alberta’s water future”

Professor Greg Goss, Biological Sciences; Assistant Professor and Campus Alberta Innovates Chair in Watershed Science, Monireh Faramarzi, UAlberta. Read more »

Location

Room ECHA 2-430, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Avenue NW (University of Alberta North Campus)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 13, 2017 by AEN

Free Film Viewing and Discussion: Water on the Table

Mar 22 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Please join the Council of Canadians, Edmonton Chapter, on March 22, 2017 to view the award winning film “Water on the Table”.  Inform yourself about why one of our most precious inheritances is being threatened and how you can help to save it.

Water On The Table from LizMars on Vimeo.

Is water a commercial good like Coca-Cola, or a human right like air?

Featuring best-selling author, activist and public figure Maude Barlow and her crusade to have water declared a human right, protected from privatization, WATER ON THE TABLE explores Canada’s relationship to its freshwater, arguably its most precious natural resource. The film shadows Barlow over the course of a year as she leads an unrelenting schedule as the U.N. Senior Advisor on Water to Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations. Read more »

Location

Room 1-182, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), University of Alberta
11405 87 Avenue NW (NW Corner of Building)
Edmonton

Posted March 13, 2017 by AEN

Alberta Native Plant Council 30th Workshop and AGM

Apr 29 2017 (All day)

"Biodiversity in Alberta's Changing Landscape"

Informal field trip is planned for April 30, 2017 at JJ Collett Provincial Natural Area

Online registration is now open, please also visit the ANPC website for additional information.

Location

Kinsmen Community Centre
5009 46 Avenue
Ponoka, AB

Posted March 2, 2017 by AEN

Action Alert: Reinstate funding to the Canadian Environmental Network

The Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks need your help!

Historically, the Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks received annual core funding from the Government of Canada. This was used to facilitate networking on environmental issues across the country, coordinate national and provincial issue-based caucuses, coordinate ENGO participation in federal public consultation processes, and maintain open lines of communication between ENGOs and the federal government.

In 2011, as part of the across-the- board cuts to civil society organizations by the previous federal government, all federal funding to the RCEN and its provincial affiliate networks was cut. This left the national network and most of the affiliates functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work.

There is hope that the current government will provide for renewed funding in its upcoming budget. This funding is crucial for the survival of the national network and many of the provincial affiliate networks. A proposal has been submitted. It now needs strong and immediate support from environmental groups and individuals across the country. Read more »

Posted February 22, 2017 by AEN

Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation: Media Conference & Information Session

Feb 2 2017 - 12:00pm

Based on concerns relayed to us by Traditional Knowledge Holders in Northwestern Alberta, Keepers of the Water and partners, Dene Tha First Nation, Beaver First Nation, North Peace Tribal Council and Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta have completed Phase 1 of the: 

Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation 

Regarding pipeline spills and their clean up in Dene Tha Traditional Territory 

Media Conference and Information Session

  • Lunch at 12 noon
  • Dr. Kevin Timoney’s Report Presentation at 1:00 pm 
  • Read more »

Location

Corbett Hall
8205 114 Street NW (University of Alberta North Campus
Edmonton , AB

Posted January 25, 2017 by AEN

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