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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.

 

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Workshop

Nov 6 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

From the CPAWS SAB website:

CPAWS is holding two Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) workshops for southern Albertans in order to:

  1. Provide an overview of the Draft SSRP and CPAWS' main concerns with the plan, and
  2. Provide you with a variety of ways to express your views on the Draft SSRP to the Government of Alberta, including writing a letter, attending a consultation session, or filling in a workbook
  3. Read more »

Location

Bob Niven Training Centre
Canada Olympic Park
Calgary, AB

Posted November 1, 2013 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Workshop Participants for the Surface Water Quantity Management Framework and the Tailing Management Framework

Initiative: 
Stakeholder consultation on the draft Surface Water Quantity Management Framework for the Lower Athabasca River and the draft Tailing Management Framework for Mineable Oil Sands
Position: 
ENGO Delegates (2 per workshop)
Application Deadline: 
6 Nov 2013 - 17:00

In 2012, The Government of Alberta introduced a new land use plan for the Lower Athabasca Region. The intent of this Plan is to guide future resource management decisions, while considering social and economic impacts of development in northeastern Alberta. As part of the Plan’s ongoing implementation, the Government of Alberta has committed to the continued development of several environmental management frameworks. Read more »

Posted October 31, 2013 by AEN

AEN Fall Meetings 2013

You are invited to attend the 2013 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 »

Location

Bennett Centre
9703 94 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 22, 2013 by AEN

Public Consultation: Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation

Initiative: 
Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation
Deadline: 
13 Dec 2013 (All day)

From the AESRD website:

The Government of Alberta is consulting on several proposed changes to the province’s existing regulatory framework for recycling. The proposed changes are intended to reduce municipal solid waste in Alberta, streamline Alberta’s regulatory framework, and provide options to shift end-of-life management costs from taxpayers to producers and consumers. The changes will advance initiatives in Alberta’s Too Good to Waste strategy. Read more »

Posted October 18, 2013 by AEN

Oil Spills 101: Crude Truths, Corporate Spin& Community Organizing for Environmental Justice

Oct 28 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

From pipeline blow outs and tanker spills to train derailments, when it comes to oil spills, how can we protect our communities, and the lands and waters that we love? How can we push through the corporate spin and public relations campaigns to advocate effectively for our communities and the planet in the aftermath of these environmental disasters?

This workshop will cover the basics of oil spill impacts and demystify industry and government cleanup. It will explore some of the ways that we, the grassroots, can skill up and step up when it comes to community oil spill response and ecological detox and recovery. Read more »

Location

Room 262
Education Centre South, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 18, 2013 by AEN

Free Workshop: Grassroots Remedies for Detoxing and Healing Contaminated Land

Oct 24 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

As part of Sustainability Awareness Week at the University of Alberta, APIRG, in collaboration with Public Interest Alberta are excited to bring you this free workshop:

Are you passionate about growing and gathering your own food and medicine, but are concerned that the soils in your community are contaminated by heavy metals or chemicals?

Do you live in a place where industrial activity formerly occurred or is currently taking place and are concerned about the toxic legacies left behind?

From transforming vacant lots and wastelands into urban farms, community gardens, and wild spaces, to growing and gathering safe and healthy food and medicine in our backyards and wildlands, how can we work with the power of living systems to heal contaminated and damaged land? When it comes to environmental disasters, like oil spills, how can we skill up and help with the recovery of the communities, lands and waters that we love? Read more »

Location

Room 177
Education Centre South, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 18, 2013 by AEN

Public Symposium— Letting in the Light: Science to Guide Public Water Policy in the 21st Century

Oct 31 2013 - 9:00am - 5:30pm

Free public symposium and concluding panel discussion

Science to Guide Public Water Policy in the 21st Century:
Canada's leading ecologists discuss how science can guide growth

These lectures will be live-streamed.

Click here for up-to-date information on speakers, topics and schedules

Science’s luminaries in ecology gather to demonstrate how environmental policies based on sound, cutting-edge science can minimize the long-term damage to the environment. The series begins with a keynote session from internationally acclaimed scientist and media commentator Dr. John Smol, OC, PhD, FRSC, Herzberg gold medalist, and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change.The sessions will culminate in a panel discussion in the afternoon. Read more »

Location

L1-490
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 16, 2013 by AEN

Sustainability Awareness Week

Oct 21 2013 (All day) - Oct 25 2013 (All day)

4 campuses. 5 days. 56 events.

The University of Alberta is gearing up to celebrate sustainability with its sixth annual Sustainability Awareness Week (SAW), running October 21 to 25, 2013Read more »

Location

various locations
University of Alberta (Main Campus, Enterprise Square, Augustana Campus, Campus Saint-Jean)
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 15, 2013 by AEN

Public Consultation: Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Initiative: 
Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan
Deadline: 
28 Feb 2014 (All day)

From the AESRD Land-use Framework website:

Public and Stakeholder Con​sultations 

Status: Phase 3 consultations on the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan are underway.

The Government of Alberta is looking for your feedback on the  Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (2013) for southern Alberta. From November 5 through November 28, public information sessions and stakeholder workshops will be hosted in 18 locations in southern Alberta and in Edmonton, Red Deer and Drumheller. Detailed information regarding dates and locations of the consultation sessions is offered below. Read more »

Posted October 11, 2013 by AEN

Court rules Alberta improperly excluded Pembina Institute from oilsands regulatory process

2 Oct 2013

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has quashed a government decision not to allow the Pembina Institute and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association to participate in the regulatory review of a proposed oilsands project. Read more »

Posted October 2, 2013 by AEN

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