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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.

 

Energy Efficiency – Implications for Nonprofits

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 »

Location

Fantasyland Hotel
17700 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4

Posted July 19, 2016 by AEN

Love Your Headwaters

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!

Read more »

Posted July 19, 2016 by AEN

OHVs and the Castle Parks – Are They In or Out?

19 Jul 2016

That’s the crucial conservation question left begging in a newly-released document on what Alberta Environment and Parks expects in a draft management plan for the Castle Parks. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) would like the Minister to answer the question definitively and commit unequivocally to the management plan’s vision: “Conservation of nature will be the primary, overriding objective of both parks.” Read more »

Posted July 19, 2016 by AEN

Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou!

Aug 5 2016 (All day)

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 »

Posted July 15, 2016 by AEN

Crackdown on Destruction of Public Lands

13 Jul 2016

A recent  Order in Council will allow enforcement officials to issue violation tickets under the Public Lands Administration Regulation. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) appreciates measures which provide officials with enforcement capabilities to protect our public lands. Read more »

Posted July 13, 2016 by AEN

Public Consultation: Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel

Initiative: 
Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel
Deadline: 
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:

  • families
  • small businesses
  • building owners
  • industries
  • farmers
  • community organizations
  • non-profits
  • municipalities

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.

Posted July 6, 2016 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Red Deer Fine Particulate Matter Advisory Committee

Initiative: 
Red Deer Fine Particulate Matter Advisory Committee
Position: 
ENGO Sector Member and Alternate
Application Deadline: 
24 Jun 2016 (All day)

 

Background: Read more »

Posted June 23, 2016 by AEN

Call for Delegates: CASA 2.0 Working Group

Initiative: 
CASA 2.0 Working Group
Position: 
ENGO Member (3)
Application Deadline: 
28 Jun 2016 - 12:00

Background

See the attached document “CASA’s Potential: Clean Air Strategy and the Current Context”.

Posted June 23, 2016 by AEN

Pembina reacts to legislation being tabled to implement Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan

Bill 20 includes the framework for a carbon levy in Alberta

24 May 2016

EDMONTON — Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to climate change legislation being introduced in the Alberta Legislature.

“Today’s introduction of legislation to implement the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan is a momentous occasion. For far too long plans to address climate change have been about talk. Now we are seeing action. Read more »

Posted May 24, 2016 by AEN

Abuse of Sensitive Castle Landscapes Not Defensible

18 May 2016

Illegal use during the recent province-wide OHV ban is a symptom of ongoing abuse within the area that will become the Castle parks. A recent stewardship report by the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) reveals an incident requiring RCMP intervention when individuals illegally entered an area closed to Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) use according to the Castle Access Management Plan. This was particularly egregious given the province-wide OHV ban at the time. Read more »

Posted May 18, 2016 by AEN

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