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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.

 

Expert Panel – Review of Environmental Assessment Processes

Sep 26 2016 - 1:00pm - Sep 27 2016 - 10:00pm

UPDATE: Location has changed to the Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites (10222 102 Street)

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The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has announced the establishment of an Expert Panel to conduct a Review of Environmental Assessment Processes. The Panel intends to engage broadly with Indigenous peoples, key stakeholders and all Canadians. Read more »

Location

Mackenzie Room, Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites
10222 102 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 22, 2016 by AEN

The Pembina Institute reacts to Alberta Government announcement on 30% renewables target

14 Sep 2016

CALGARY — Sara Hastings-Simon, Clean Energy Program Director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Ministry of Environment and Parks announcement.

“Albertans will benefit from an increase in renewables on the grid. The experience from countless jurisdictions shows that when deployed wisely renewables can reduce power bills for consumers – serving as a price hedge and protecting consumers from volatile commodity prices. Renewables further reduce the need for costly transmission and distribution upgrades, and improve grid resiliency.”

Read more »

Posted September 14, 2016 by AEN

Accelerated coal phase-out would save Albertan lives

Report from health associations and Pembina Institute outlines health benefits of a quick end to burning coal

14 Sep 2016

CALGARY — Speeding the rate of the coal phase-out would benefit Albertans’ health and would even save lives, according to a joint report from the Pembina Institute, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment,the Lung Association of Alberta and NWT, and the Asthma Society of Canada. Read more »

Posted September 14, 2016 by AEN

Calgary Region Airshed Zone – Photo Contest

Calgary Region Airshed Zone — Photo Contest Poster Read more »

Posted September 14, 2016 by AEN

Information Session: Who’s Who and What They Do — Conservation in the Livingstone

Sep 23 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Event Poster

The Livingstone Landowners Guild invites you to attend an information session:

Who's Who and What They Do
Conservation in the Livingstone


"An opportunity to hear from organizations in southwestern Alberta working to maintain the integrity of our shared and treasured landscape."

 

Participating organizations:

  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter)
  • Cows and Fish (Alberta Habitat Management Society)
  • Miistakis Institute
  • MULTISAR
  • Oldman Watershed Council (OWC)
  • Porcupine Land Use Group
  • Southern Alberta Land Trust Society (SALTS)
  • Waldron Grazing Cooperative
  • Western Rachlands Corporation

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Location

Lundbreck Community Hall Lundbreck, AB

Posted September 13, 2016 by AEN

Castle Forests in Peril; Restoration Required

7 Sep 2016

 

Global Forest Watch Canada’s (GFWC) newly released study indicates that the remaining intact forests in the proposed Castle Provincial Park have been significantly reduced.  Between 2000 and 2015, 76% of the forests became disturbed landscapes and are no longer secure habitat and watersheds. Read more »

Posted September 7, 2016 by AEN

Still Waiting for the Castle Parks

6 Sep 2016

Pincher Creek, Alberta — On September 4, 2015, the Government of Alberta announced its intention to fully protect the Castle area in southwestern Alberta as a Provincial and Wildland Provincial Park. Read more »

Posted September 6, 2016 by AEN

Report: Cosmetic Pesticides – Provincial Policies & Municipal Bylaws: Lessons Learned & Best Practices

From the media release:

The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) released a new report that documents the dismal state of affairs when it comes to protecting Canadian children from cosmetic pesticides used on lawns and gardens.

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Posted August 31, 2016 by AEN

Wild West Saloon Night

Sep 23 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

AWA Wild West Saloon Poster

Fun and games (including fun money), online auction action, music, great food and refreshments with plenty of time for conversation with AWA Board and staff. We’ve moved our annual friend raising event to a new venue – our newly purchased home. Join us in AWA’s Cottage School to see how we’ve changed the evening to make it even better for our members and supporters! Read more »

Location

AWA's Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 4, 2016 by AEN

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