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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.

 

Strong methane regulations the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to protect our environment, say 16 Alberta organiations

Joint letter urges the alberta government to seize the economic and environmental opportunity available by enacting strong methane regulations to capture wasted natural gas

15 Mar 2018

Edmonton, Alberta—16 community and environmental organizations from across Alberta are calling on the province to implement mandatory methane regulations to reduce climate pollution from the oil and gas sector, help meet the Province's emission reduction targets, capture valuable natural gas this is currently wasted and catch up to other leading energy-producing jurisdictions.  

A joint letter was submitted on March 9, 2018 to the Alberta government to inform the development of the Province's new methane regulations for the oil and gas sector. Read more »

Posted March 15, 2018 by AEN

Canada still failing Wood Buffalo National Park a year after UN report

14 Mar 2018

FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. — On the anniversary of Environment Minister Catherine McKenna characterizing an international report that concluded governments have failed to protect Wood Buffalo National Park as a “call to action”, a coalition of Indigenous and environmental groups is still waiting for that action. Read more »

Posted March 15, 2018 by AEN

Bighorn Regional Advisory Committee advice out of step with most Albertans

8 Mar 2018

On Wednesday the province of Alberta released advice from the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) for the North Saskatchewan Regional Land Use Plan, including an area known as the Bighorn Backcountry.

“This is advice given to a previous government and does not reflect the outlook of most Albertans about the importance of parks, wildlife and water,” says Stephen Legault, program director at Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. Read more »

Posted March 15, 2018 by AEN

Call for Delegate: Capital Region Air Quality Management Framework Implementation Oversight Advisory Committee

Initiative: 
Capital Region Air Quality Management Framework Implementation Oversight Advisory Committee
Position: 
ENGO Sector Member
Application Deadline: 
16 Feb 2018 - 11:59am

The Oversight Advisory Committee will be responsible for advising and assisting Alberta Environment and Parks on:  Read more »

Posted February 7, 2018 by AEN

Call for Delegate: CASA Ambient Air Quality Objectives Team

Initiative: 
Ambient Air Quality Objectives Team
Position: 
ENGO Member
Application Deadline: 
16 Feb 2018 - 12:00pm

Deadline Extended

Ambient air quality objectives are an important part of Alberta’s air quality management system as they help protect the health of Albertan’s and the environment. Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) sets ambient air quality objectives for the province under section 14 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. It is important that the objectives be reviewed on a regular basis and new objectives be developed when there is a need. Read more »

Posted February 7, 2018 by AEN

Call for Delegate: CASA Board of Directors

Initiative: 
Board of Directors
Position: 
Alternate, NGO Industrial
Application Deadline: 
16 Feb 2018 - 12:00pm

Deadline Extended

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is a multi-stakeholder organization made up of representatives of industry, government, and environmental organizations which develops and recommends strategies to assess and improve air quality in Alberta. Detailed information on CASA is available on their website.

CASA is governed by a board of directors who are appointed by their sectors in accordance with the principle of sectoral self-selection. There are six ENGO representatives on the CASA board; nominally three Directors and three Alternates, with Alternates having the same participation rights as the primary Directors.

This notice is to fill the vacant Alternate position for the NGO Industrial sub-sector. Read more »

Posted February 7, 2018 by AEN

Call for Project Collaborators: Help foster a new wave of climate-energy discourse in Alberta

Initiative: 
Alberta Narratives Project: Help foster a new wave of climate-energy discourse in Alberta
Position: 
Project Collaborators
Application Deadline: 
14 Feb 2018 - 12:00pm

  • Please fill in the ONLINE APPLICATION form
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email on or before February 21, 2018 
  • Training dates: March 7-8, 2018 in Calgary; June 12-13, 2018 in Edmonton 
  • Participation is open to any Alberta resident able to fulfil the overall project requirements. Collaborators will be selected based on best fit with the project objectives. 
  • There are no fees related to trainings, participants must cover their transportation and accommodation costs 
  • Questions? Please contact Amber Bennett, regional project lead, at amber [at] upayaconsulting [dot] com or 587.435.2152. 

Project summary

The Alberta Narratives Project (ANP) is a new approach to public engagement research that will build research skills and better energy-climate communications in Alberta. Our goal is to create a set of energy-climate narratives based on the unique culture, values and identities of Albertans, and to uncover language and messages that can effectively engage a wider spectrum of audiences.  Read more »

Posted January 30, 2018 by AEN

Young Edmonton Grants

Deadline: 
15 Feb 2018 (All day)

The Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) application is now open!

Requests can be made for up to $3,000.

The YEG program supports activities that are initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. Ideas and projects of all kinds are supported. The most important consideration is that the applicant is an Edmonton and area resident between the ages of 13 and 24 and is involved in the project’s planning and execution. Read more »

Posted January 23, 2018 by AEN

Community Grants Program

Deadline: 
15 Feb 2018 (All day)

The Calgary Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for the Community Grants Program. The next deadline is February 15. The program continues to support initiatives that engage citizens and that strengthen charities. Read more »

Posted January 23, 2018 by AEN

CANCELLED - An Evening with Linda Duncan: Working Towards an Environmental Bill of Rights

Nov 17 2017 - 7:00pm

Due to last-minute scheduling issues, this event has been cancelled. If you have already registered for this event, you will receive a refund.

This event is part of the Alberta Environmental Network's 2017 Fall Meetings

Read more »

Location

TBA Edmonton, AB

Posted October 5, 2017 by AEN

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