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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.


Emerald Day Community Reception

Oct 2 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

From the Alberta Emerald Foundation:

Please join us at Emerald Day in Fort McMurray and BE INSPIRED!

Emerald Day is a community environmental showcase event, with displays, talks and networking.  This community reception event will feature a special presentation by Simon Jackson, one of Time Magazine's 60 Heroes for the Planet.  Simon will be speaking at about 6:15pm and will then be available for questions and connecting.

Emerald Day is presented by Syncrude Canada, with support from Newalta and organized by the Alberta Emerald Foundation.  The Alberta Emerald Foundation is a provincial charity committed to recognize, celebrate and inspire environmental excellence, best known for hosting the annual Emerald Awards.

Emerald Day is free to attend, and the community reception event includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and bar.

For information or to become involved, please contact us at 780-616-1556 or email emmy [at] emeraldfoundation [dot] ca.


MacDonald Island Park - Nexen Fieldhouse
Fort McMurray, AB

Posted September 19, 2014 by AEN

Young Edmonton Grants

15 Oct 2014 (All day)

From the Edmonton Community Foundation:

We are pleased to announce the fall online application for the Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) program, a funding opportunity dedicated for young Edmonton and area residents, is now open! The deadline to submit applications is October 15 for projects occurring after December 1, 2014.

Tips for submitting an online application: Read more »

Posted September 18, 2014 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, EcoLiving Events

Executive Director

Start Date: September – October 2014

EcoLiving Events is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to increase the use of green technologies in homes. We have successfully accomplished these goals over the past 15 years through a combination of advocacy, education and local initiatives. Read more »

Posted September 18, 2014 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Tar Sands Campaigner, Mother Earth Action Co-operative

Tar Sands Campaigner
Application Deadline: 
1 Oct 2014 - 17:00
Northern Alberta

Mother Earth Action Co-operative Ltd (MEAC) is looking for a Tar Sands Campaigner who will work and reside in Alberta. This person will move the Tar Sands project forward for a period of 4-5 months with potential for contract extension.

Posted September 18, 2014 by AEN

Call for Delegate: ENGO Sector Member, Alberta Water Council

Member, ENGO Sector
Application Deadline: 
26 Sep 2014 (All day)

The Alberta Environmental Network is looking for one representative to participate as a member on the Alberta Water Council for a two-year term beginning October 2014.

The Alberta Water Council (AWC) has been tasked with tracking implementation of the Alberta Water for Life strategy, a province-wide approach to the protection of watersheds in Alberta.

Read more »

Posted September 18, 2014 by AEN

SESA Solar Seminar— Alberta Passive Solar Greenhouses: Lesson Learned

Sep 24 2014 - 7:00pm

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Refreshments at 6:30pm

Speaker: Rob Avis, Verge Permaculture

Rob and Michelle Avis have been living with and researching a solar greenhouse in Alberta for the past five years. Designed to meet the northern climate challenges of efficiently capturing heat and light while limiting heat loss and providing adequate ventilation, humidity, pest control and snow shedding; their experiment has provided some successes and a lot of wisdom. Rob will also discuss the ideal cold climate greenhouse including such design improvements as thermal curtains, an air lock entry, a water wicking system and a subterranean heat storage system. Read more »


CN Theatre Rm 5-142
MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street Building)
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 12, 2014 by AEN

8th Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up

Sep 23 2014 - 10:00am

Join the Castle‐Crown Wilderness Coalition on September 23rd, 10:00 AM, at the boat dock at Beaver Mines Lake. Dress for the weather, don’t forget your hat and bring sunscreen, bug spray, water, and a bag lunch. Everyone is welcome to participate. Join us for an environmental clean up and help us keep our shoreline bright and beautiful.

Registration is requested but not required. To register call Carolyn at 403-627‐5059 or Wendy at 403-627‐4106.


Boat Dock Beaver Mines Lake, AB

Posted September 9, 2014 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Development Coordinator, Oldman Watershed Council

Development Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
30 Sep 2014 - 09:00
Southwestern Alberta

The OWC is seeking an outgoing, dynamic leader to create and implement OWC’s Fund Development Strategy. This exciting position requires exceptional people skills and time management skills. This position is challenged with managing priorities and new initiatives. This is a great opportunity for you to let your leadership and management skills shine!

The Oldman Watershed Council is a not-for-profit organization of southern Albertans that maintains and improves the Oldman watershed by: Read more »

Posted September 2, 2014 by AEN

Call for Delegate: AWC Enhancing Source Water Protection Working Group

Enhancing Source Water Protection Working Group
ENGO Delegate
Application Deadline: 
12 Sep 2014 (All day)

At the October 2013 meeting, the board agreed to launch a new working group to explore opportunities to enhance source water protection in Alberta. The working group will scope and clarify the issues, propose a preliminary budget, and develop a draft terms of reference for board consideration and approval in March 2015.

Posted August 29, 2014 by AEN

Conservation groups file legal challenge over Jasper National Park development proposal

28 Aug 2014

CALGARY — Parks Canada’s approval of a controversial concept proposal to build overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park must be struck down because it violates the park’s management plan, conservation groups said today. Read more »

Posted August 28, 2014 by AEN