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.
Responsible Energy Development Act Regulations
13 Mar 2013 (All day)
From the Alberta Energy website:
In December, the Responsible Energy Development Act was passed, which creates a single regulator for oil, gas, oil sands and coal projects in the province. Consultations about the regulations under this new Act are now under way.
How would you want to be notified about an energy project near your community? What factors should the Alberta Energy Regulator consider when it makes decisions? What kinds of applications should go to a hearing?
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Mar 19 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Come join the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper and ALMS for an evening of discussion and education on the topic of toxic blue-green algae blooms in our lakes.
Toxic blue-green algae blooms are a known threat to swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters because of the human health impacts.
Our objectives for the evening are to provide the participants with the reasons for the concern and provide answers on what we can do and not do. Our promise is an evening that will both educate and entertain all those who attend and discussion that will impact the way we think and act regarding our Alberta lakes. Read more »
Atrium and Lecture Theatre 150
Telus Centre - University of Alberta (87 Avenue & 111 Street)
15 Feb 2013 - 17:00
The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) is a regional affiliate of the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) which is a Canada-wide network, parallel in structure to the AEN, that works on environmental issues at a national and international level. Membership in the RCEN is automatically conferred on all members of regional affiliates such as the AEN. Read more »
Board of Directors
ENGO Alternate Director
15 Feb 2013 - 17:00
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. Read more »
Oversight Advisory Committee for the Capital Region Air Quality Management Framework
ENGO Delegate and Alternate
15 Feb 2013 - 17:00
Since 2007, Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development has worked collaboratively with stakeholders to develop cumulative effects management frameworks that address intensifying pressures of population growth and economic and industrial development. Read more »
Our Water, Our Future: A Conversation with Albertans
12 Apr 2013 (All day)
From the AESRD website:
Alberta's water belongs to all Albertans. How it's managed for the future is vitally important to us all.
We want to hear all sides of the water conversation. By sharing your experiences and exploring ideas we hope to come to a common understanding about how best to meet our long-term needs when it comes to healthy lakes, hydraulic fracturing, drinking and wastewater systems, and water management.
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Finding Fish in Alberta’s Parkland and Boreal Rivers and What They’re Telling Us
with Dr. Michael Sullivan
Join Dr. Michael Sullivan of Alberta Fish and Wildlife and the University of Alberta as he looks at the state of Alberta fish in our prairie parkland and boreal streams.
Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children
Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Feb 11 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speakers: Lois Corbett & Dr. Tim Weis
2-3pm: Public Education Meeting (Room 210)
3-4pm: Discussion (Room 402) - limited to 20 participants, first-come, first-served
On January 10, Ontario announced that by the end of this year, it will become the first jurisdiction in North America to shut down its coal fleet. This marks the conclusion of a successful transition in just over a decade – ahead of schedule – from relying on coal for 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity supply to ending entirely its use of coal, while committing to cleaner electricity.
What were the factors that led the Ontario government to phase out coal?
What conditions facilitated the development of the Green Energy and Economy Act as a platform for the development of the renewable energy industry in Ontario?
What are the lessons learned from the Ontario experience, and how can these best practices be translated into the Alberta context?
Lois Corbett and Dr. Tim Weis will address these questions and provide an inspiring and instructive overview of the Ontario story, and how we in Alberta can benefit. Read more »
Room 210, EEEL (Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning) Building
University of Calgary (campus maps at http://www.ucalgary.ca/map/)
15 Mar 2013 (All day)
The Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta accepts applications from local organizations in animal welfare, arts & culture, children & youth, education & learning, environment, health, heritage, seniors services, social & human services.
Are you a registered charity who needs a grant? We can help…
How can we get started?
Grant applications are available online at www.cfsea.ca, or at our office Rm. 104, 430 - 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat. Read more »