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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.

 

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

2nd Annual Environmental Gathering: Breaking Through

Feb 23 2017 (All day) - Feb 25 2017 (All day)

Alberta Ecotrust is proud to announce our second annual Environmental Gathering: Breaking Through.  Read more »

Location

Shaw Conference Centre
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 17, 2017 by AEN

Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation – Report release event

12 Jan 2017

Keepers of the Water is working to address concerns brought forward by Traditional Ecological Knowledge holders in Northern Alberta with our partners, Dene Tha First Nation, Beaver First Nation, North Peace Tribal Council and Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta. 

At our Keepers IX Gathering in 2015, concerns were expressed about the clean-up of pipeline spills. Many thousands of spills have taken place in the Hay River Basin area; these have been spills of oil, diluent, produced water, and combinations of these. Local communities and Traditional Knowledge Holders are concerned about the clean up process after pipeline spills. While in some cases clean up has been certified as ‘complete’ by the Alberta Energy Regulator, ecological effects and residual contamination persist after remediation. Read more »

Posted January 12, 2017 by AEN

Protected Areas over Paddocks for Alberta’s Endangered Caribou

22 Dec 2016

On December 17, the Alberta government issued a request to build a fenced compound in the west central Little Smoky woodland caribou range, for captive female caribou to have calves. These calves will be released as yearlings into habitat that is becoming even more degraded by new energy-related disturbances and by logging. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that the Alberta government must act swiftly on its promises to apply strict operating limits on new surface disturbance in caribou ranges, and to establish extensive northwest Alberta protected areas, instead of relying on artificial predator controls. Read more »

Posted December 23, 2016 by AEN

Workshop: Reforming Federal Environmental Assessment— Issues and Opportunities

Nov 20 2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The workshop will review the evolution and devolution of federal EA law and policy, and discuss law reform themes and opportunities. The objectives of the Workshop are to inform, learn from each other, and prepare participants who will engage in the federal review process. Read more »

Location

Hotel Arts
119 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 3, 2016 by AEN

Plugging into Alberta’s Energy Future: A Citizen’s Forum on Climate Change

Nov 4 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Nov 5 2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

A citizen's forum on climate change
Climate change impacts on all forms of life and on our planet are becoming increasingly more evident around the globe. Read more »

Locations

Edmonton City Hall
Edmonton, AB
Education Centre South (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 2, 2016 by AEN

AEN Fall Meetings 2016

Nov 19 2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Nov 20 2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

You are invited to attend the 2016 Alberta Environmental Network Fall Meetings. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. Read more »

Locations

Kahanoff Conference Centre
200 - 105 12 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
Hotel Arts
119 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 1, 2016 by AEN

Call For Proposals: Ecoaction Community Funding Program

Deadline: 
12 Dec 2016 (All day)

Environment and Climate Change Canada's (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding for new projectsuntil December 12, 2016. Funding is available for 2017-18 projects that  address the program areas of Climate Change, Clean Air, Clean Water and Nature. This year preference will be given to projects that support ECCC’s climate change program through activities such as energy cons Read more »

Posted October 31, 2016 by AEN

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)

EAreview.ca #EAreview

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

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