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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: Outreach Assistant, U of A Office of Sustainability

Outreach Assistant
Application Deadline: 
14 Sep 2015 - 23:59

This position has a start date of September 28, 2015 and an anticipated end date of July 1, 2016, with the possibility of extension.

Launched in 2009, the Office of Sustainability informs and inspires students, staff and faculty to adopt sustainable practices. We promote sustainability on campus by:

  • Delivering projects that build sustainability skills and knowledge
  • Connecting people to information, experts, tools and funding options
  • Profiling and promoting campus initiatives and successes
  • Crafting effective campus and community partnerships
  • Co-building action-oriented campaigns and outreach projects
  • Sharing ways to incorporate sustainability into studies, teaching and research
  • Read more »

Posted August 27, 2015 by russ

Job Opportunity: Communications Specialist, CPAWS Southern Alberta

Communications Specialist
Application Deadline: 
8 Sep 2015 - 23:59

The Southern Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS SAB) is seeking a skilled Communications Specialist to join our team in Calgary, Alberta. CPAWS SAB is offering a one year maternity leave full time employment position with possibility of extension starting as soon as possible. Read more »

Posted August 27, 2015 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Extension and Stewardship Coordinator, Vermillion River Watershed Alliance

Extension and Stewardship Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
18 Sep 2015 - 16:30

Needed: Extension and Stewardship Coordinator to help promote and implement wetland/riparian restoration projects in the Vermilion River watershed. Read more »

Posted August 27, 2015 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Outdoor Educator (8-week term), Inside Education

Outdoor Educator

Inside Education helps students and teachers understand the science, technology and issues related to our environment and natural resources. Our award-winning education programs consider multiple perspectives and encourage critical thinking and responsible stewardship. Read more »

Posted August 27, 2015 by AEN

Government of Alberta launches climate change leadership consultations

Climate Leadership Discussions
18 Sep 2015 (All day)

Updated: Open house times and locations added

On August 14, 2015, the Alberta government introduced their Climate Change Advisory Panel. Watch the announcement:

The panel is tasked with:

"…engaging Albertans, Aboriginal communities, and technical stakeholders on key issues related to climate change. They will facilitate conversations, consider input, and provide advice to Alberta's Minister of Environment and Parks. Input from the Panel will inform a new action plan on climate change for Alberta."

The Government also released the Climate Leadership Discussion Document, and launched the Climate Leadership Discussion survey to gather input from Albertans. The survey will be open until September 18. The Panel will also be hosting public forums in Calgary and Edmonton:

Calgary Tues, Sept 1
5:30-8:30 pm
Courtyard Marriot Calgary Airport
Stampede Ballroom
2500 48 Avenue NE
Edmonton Wed, Sept 2
5:30-8:30 pm
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre
Grand Ballroom
11727 Kingsway Avenue

Posted August 24, 2015 by AEN

Food Forest Sun Trap - Work Bee

Aug 29 2015 - 1:30pm - 8:00pm
Aug 30 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Come help install Red Deer's largest edible forest garden - aka a "Food Forest" and be part of an organic "barn raising" like Red Deer has never seen!

The Piper Creek Restoration Agriculture Project located at the Piper Creek Community Gardens will soon be home to an over 11,000sq. ft. cold temperate food forest! Read more »


Piper Creek Restoration Agriculture Project (about 1km past the City of Red Deer Landfill on 40th Ave, on east side of the road)
Red Deer, AB

Posted August 24, 2015 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Digital Content Specialist, Pembina Institute

Digital Content Specialist
Calgary, Edmonton, or Toronto (preferred)

The Pembina Institute is seeking a motivated, creative and strategic digital content specialist to join our organizational communications team on an initial six-month contract with the possibility of extension. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to maintain and publish content on Pembina'’s website and social media channels, lead the promotion of Pembina'’s work to our email subscribers and provide communications support to our regional teams. Read more »

Posted August 19, 2015 by AEN

2015 Alberta Climate Summit

Sep 9 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

climate summit, September 9, 2015

As Alberta undertakes consultations for a renewed climate change strategy, the Pembina Institute is convening the 2015 Alberta Climate Summit to showcase the latest thinking on climate policy from a variety of stakeholders.

The 2015 Alberta Climate Summit will feature speakers from the Government of Alberta, industry and civil society in a variety of engaging formats to provide a rich, informative conversation during the height of the province’s climate change consultation process. Part of the event will include opportunities for attendees to ask questions and have your views heard as part of a multi-sectoral conversation. Members of the consultation panel — as well as senior government representatives — will be invited to observe and participate. Read more »


Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill Road
Edmonton, AB

Posted August 14, 2015 by AEN

Climate change panel and consultation plan signal a shift in Alberta

Panel's expertise and broad consultation will help inform Alberta's efforts to take meaningful climate action
14 Aug 2015

CALGARY — Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to today’s announcement detailing members of the province’s climate change advisory panel and its consultation approach:

“The provincial government and panel chair, Andrew Leach, have put together a well-balanced line up of experts who bring a mix of perspectives and experience to guide its climate change consultation process.

“A broad and transparent consultation process will provide valuable input as the province seeks to develop a credible climate strategy that reflects the priorities and concerns of Albertans.

“Addressing climate change with timely, science-based and effective action is a critical foundation for Alberta’s future health and prosperity. The Pembina Institute welcomes the broad scope of the consultation plan and the clear framing of the challenge outlined by the Minister. There are many solutions available to help Alberta cut carbon pollution and adopt cleaner energy options. We look forward to working with the panel and participating in the consultation sessions.”

Read more »

Posted August 14, 2015 by AEN

Action Alert: Protect the Castle

From the Alberta Wilderness Association:

Alberta’s new government will be acting soon on an election promise to protect the Castle – they need to hear from Albertans today!

Please take a few minutes to write to the Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks to support the legislated protection of the entire 1,020 km2  Castle Special Management Area as a Wildland Provincial Park. This designation will be an important (and long overdue!!) conservation achievement for Alberta and will demonstrate the seriousness of our new government's commitment to environmental leadership.

Read more »

Posted August 14, 2015 by AEN

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