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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.

 

The DeadCold Run supporting the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper

Feb 22 2014 - 2:00pm

From North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper:

The NSRK has a lot on the go in 2014 with a focus on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton.

We are kicking off 2014 as the charity of choice for the Saturday, February 22 DEADCOLD RUN.

Think zombies in winter chasing you around a winter-themed run and obstacle course at Rundle Park.

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Location

Rundle Family Centre
Rundle Park
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 23, 2014 by AEN

Student Sustainability Summit

Jan 24 2014 - 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Jan 25 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

This event is open only to current students attending an Albertan post-secondary institution. There are two free keynote presentations that are open to the general public: Turning up the empowerment dial: Community engagement in addressing climate disruption and Engaging communities in energy strategy development: A decision science perspective. From the Office of Sustainability website:

Calling all students! Don't miss the fourth annual Student Sustainability Summit, taking place January 24 and 25, 2014 at the University of Alberta. This conference strives to provide students with the tools and resources needed to accomplish sustainable change by providing opportunities to develop relevant leadership and employability skills. The summit is hosted by the Office of SustainabilitySustain SU and the Students' Umbrella for Social Justice.

This year's theme is “Power & Prosperity: The relationship between energy systems and communities.” This theme looks at the varied and complex opportunities and challenges that result from energy production and consumption, and provides for an in depth exploration of the environmental, economic and socio-political consequences of fossil fuels in our province and beyond.

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Location

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal Power — A Panel Discussion

Jan 16 2014 - 12:00pm

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal-Power Event Poster

A Panel Discussion

  • Joe Anglin, MLA, Wildrose
  • Hon. Donna Kennedy-Glans, MLA, Associate Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy
  • Rachel Notley, MLA, NDP
  • David Swann, MLA, Liberal

Free Event. All Welcome!

Location

Room 1 490
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 10, 2014 by AEN

Call for Proposals: Environmental Damages Fund

Deadline: 
31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Funding has been posted for the Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) that may be of interest to your organization. The EDF is a mechanism for directing funds received as a result of fines, court orders, and voluntary payments to priority projects that will benefit our natural environment.  The deadline for applications is January 31, 2014.  Please note: Research proposals will not be considered for this submission. Read more »

Posted January 9, 2014 by AEN

AWA calls on the Alberta Government to take a stronger conservation stance for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

9 Jan 2014

With the comment period soon ending on January 15, 2014, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has sent official recommendations to the Alberta government in response to the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP). After extensively reviewing the draft, AWA has serious concerns with the draft and wants significant changes in the final SSRP. Although there are positive strategic directions in the draft indicating a need for a cumulative effects management approach, land use tradeoffs and sufficient headwater and biodiversity protection are largely absent. Read more »

Posted January 9, 2014 by AEN

Emergency Order Essential First Step in Sage-grouse Recovery

6 Jan 2014

Sage-grouse recovery must remain focused on getting habitat right so the birds can recover. Postponing the Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-grouse as requested by the City of Medicine Hat and LGX Oil and Gas Inc. would delay recovery and be counterproductive. Read more »

Posted January 7, 2014 by AEN

Conservation Easements Web Resource for Landowners

The Miistakis Institute has launched a new web based resource about conservation easements for landowners (www.rockies.ca/ce_guide/index.php). This web resource is available to any interested landowners or others wanting to know more about this innovative conservation Read more »

Posted December 16, 2013 by AEN

Pembina reacts to creation of Associate Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy in Alberta

Province the first in Canada to establish cabinet role specific to renewables
13 Dec 2013

EDMONTON — Ed Whittingham, Executive Director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the swearing in of Donna Kennedy-Glans as Associate Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy:

“The Pembina Institute welcomes Premier Alison Redford’s creation of the role of Associate Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy and the appointment of Donna Kennedy-Glans to the position.

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Posted December 13, 2013 by AEN

Alberta Wildlife Status Reports: Western Grebe & Hare-footed Locoweed

Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) and the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) have published two new Alberta Wildlife Status Reports: Read more »

Posted December 11, 2013 by AEN

Funding Opportunity: ACA Conservation, Community and Education Grants

Deadline: 
31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Formerly the Grant Eligible Conservation Fund: Part A Conservation Support and Enhancement combined with the Hunter, Trapper and Angler Retention, Recruitment and Conservation Education grants. Read more »

Posted December 6, 2013 by AEN

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