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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.


Conservation Community Calls for Swift Action to Protect Alberta’s Headwaters

25 Jan 2016

Representing tens of thousands of members and supporters across the province, Alberta’s conservation community is today calling for strict limits on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on public lands, and a ban on OHVs in parks and protected areas across Alberta’s Eastern Slopes. Read more »

Posted January 26, 2016 by AEN

Garbage-Free February Kick-off

Jan 31 2016 - 1:00pm

"1 person, 0 waste... 10 years."

10 years ago, a single individual took up the challenge to try a garbage free existence for a month. From that first experiment in sustainable living, Garbage-Free February was born here in Red Deer. Read more »


Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted January 26, 2016 by AEN

Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interaction Symposium in Four Parts

Mar 5 2016 (All day)
  • Part 1:  Speakers
    Robert Bateman, John Donihee, Paula Fairfield, Francis First Charger, Dan Fox, Brian Horejsi, Erika Almazi-Klaus, Anna Korwin-Kowalski, Andrew Nikiforuk, Kathreen Ruckstuhl, Charlie Russell, Thomas Serfass
  • Part 2: Film Festival: Unique films from Alberta and Elsewhere
  • Part 3: Art Exhibition: Nationally and Internationally Recognized Artists
  • Part 4:  Banquet and Silent Auction: Entertainment by comedian Mike MacDonald.
  • Read more »


Cochrane Ranchehouse
Cochrane, AB

Posted January 22, 2016 by AEN

Solar PV and Biomass information for Northern Communities

Feb 12 2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Municipal Councils and CAO’s and MLA’s are cordially invited to an information day on Solar electricity and Biomass energy for communities in Northern Alberta. Read more »


Springfield School Gymnasium
7701 99 Street
Peace River, AB

Posted January 19, 2016 by AEN

The Way Forward: Envisioning Treaty Rights in Modern Resource Management

Feb 19 2016 (All day) - Feb 21 2016 (All day)

Conference overview

Treaty rights regarding natural resources are increasingly discussed in the media and within Aboriginal, legal and industry communities, yet the implications for government processes have received little attention. The Way Forward: Envisioning Treaty Rights in Modern Resource Management will examine the need and opportunity to incorporate treaty rights into Alberta’s natural resource management approach, featuring perspectives from First Nations leaders, leading researchers, lawyers and government regulators. Join us for presentations and discussion with leading researchers and practitioners.

Registration now open! eStore for conference registration Read more »


University of Alberta - Augustana Campus
4901 46 Avenue
Camrose, AB

Posted January 19, 2016 by AEN

Next Up Climate Leadership Program

Jan 24 2016 - 11:00pm

The Climate Leadership Program is intended to engage keen citizens in leadership training to explore and drive low carbon activities in their workplaces and communities. It is a 5 weekend intensive program for folks 25 and older. It is to develop climate leadership in sectors outside of the traditional climate movement.   Read more »

Posted January 18, 2016 by AEN

International Week 2016: For a Better World

Jan 25 2016 (All day) - Jan 31 2016 (All day)

Explore global issues and celebrate cultural diversity during International Week: For a Better World 2016! Read more »


University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 18, 2016 by AEN

Change is in the Air: from Climate Chaos to Climate Justice

Jan 20 2016 (All day) - Jan 21 2016 (All day)

Change is in the Air Poster

The King’s University invites you to its Winter 2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Conference

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR – in more ways than one. On one hand, the climate is changing. Overwhelming scientific consensus confirms the reality of climate change and warns of the threat it poses to the planet and its human and non-human inhabitants. These warnings have prompted urgent appeals, not simply for changes in action and policy, but also deeper changes in how we think about and imagine our relationship to the creation itself. But change is in the air in other ways too – as vulnerable communities respond to the challenge of global warming, as our reliance on the carbon economy is being questioned, and as political leaders try to hammer out a global climate agreement, change is inevitable. Read more »


The King's University
9125 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6B 2H3

Posted January 18, 2016 by AEN

Seeking input on proposed Management Plan for Dwarf Woolly-heads

Management Plan for the Dwarf Woolly-heads (Psilocarphus brevissimus), Prairie population, in Canada
15 Mar 2016 (All day)

From: Mark Wayland, Head Species at Risk Unit, Canadian Wildlife Service 

We are writing to notify you that the proposed Management Plan for the Dwarf Woolly-heads (Psilocarphus brevissimus) - Prairie Population - in Canada was posted on the Species at Risk Public Registry on January 15, 2016 for a 60-day public comment period which ends on March 15, 2016. 

Read more »

Posted January 15, 2016 by AEN

Poll confirms Albertans understand benefits of early coal phase-out

Phase-out will result in new investment, improved well-being and significant savings for health care system

13 Jan 2016

CALGARY — Ben Thibault, electricity policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to poll results showing a majority of Albertans agree there is a need for an early coa Read more »

Posted January 14, 2016 by AEN

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