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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.

 

Public Consultation on the 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

Initiative: 
2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy
Deadline: 
24 Jun 2016 (All day)

From the Let's Talk Sustainability website:

Do you care about the environment? Environment and Climate Change Canada is looking for your input on the draft 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.

The Strategy will become the government’s plan and vision for a more sustainable Canada. We’re asking all Canadians to get involved and share their views. We are looking for your input into developing high-level aspirational goals, clear and measurable targets and concrete plans for achieving those targets.

The 120-day public consultation on the draft Strategy runs from February 26 to June 24, 2016. As we work toward a final Strategy, your ideas, knowledge and expertise will help us define where we need to go and how to get there.

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Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

Call for Comments: Proposed Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse

Initiative: 
Proposed Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse
Deadline: 
10 Mar 2016 (All day)

In February, Environment and Climate Change Canada has posted a consultation document on the Proposed Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse to the CEPA Environmental Registry.

From the CEPA Environmental Registry:

The consultation will be followed by a 30-day comment period. Comments received during this period will be taken into consideration while drafting the proposed Regulations. Please submit comments in writing no later than March 10, 2016.

Please address comments to the Products Division with the subject “Consultation on Proposed Regulations for Microbeads”. Comments can be submitted by mail, email or fax:

Read more »

Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

Call for Input: Proposed Management Plan for the Short-eared Owl in Canada

Initiative: 
Management Plan for the Short-eared Owl in Canada
Deadline: 
23 Apr 2016 (All day)

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

Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

Call for Input: Provincial transit engagement

Initiative: 
Provincial transit engagement
Deadline: 
29 Apr 2016 (All day)

From the Alberta Government website:

Have your say about Alberta’s new provincial transit strategy.

As Alberta’s economy and population grows, public transportation provides safe, accessible, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation options to connect Albertans to work, recreation, services and each other.

The Alberta government is committed to hearing about the transportation needs of Albertans living in rural and urban communities across the province. This information will help provide a better understanding of the varying public transportation issues, challenges and opportunities. Read more »

Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

Igniting the Sparkle: Sharing knowledge between Western and Indigenous sciences

Mar 8 2016 - 7:00pm

The Faculties of Science and Native Studies are pleased to announce a two-day event to showcase, explore, reinforce and expand intersections between western and Indigenous knowledge and science. Inspired by the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, this conversation will build and enhance these connections through a public talk and symposium, to explore how we can contribute to finding ways to share and respect science knowledge within and between these two cultures and worldviews.

Kicking off this event is a special keynote lecture from Gregory Cajete—Author, Educator, and Director of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Read more »

Location

CCIS 1-440
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (University of Alberta North Campus)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grants

Deadline: 
28 Mar 2016 (All day)

The City of Edmonton and Alberta Ecotrust are partnering to deliver environmental grants to help support energy literate citizens with energy conserving lifestyles and a strong shift to active and public transportation.

We believe that protecting and improving the environment within Edmonton’s borders is a shared responsibility. Through EcoCity Edmonton, citizens can learn about Edmonton’s environmental vision, find inspiration to take action in their community, and apply for a grant to help get ideas off the ground. Read more »

Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Workshop: Wet Areas Mapping Initiative Year Ten

Mar 17 2016 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Towards the Goal of Environmental Excellence: Alberta’s Wet Areas Mapping Initiative at Year Ten

Alberta’s wet areas mapping initiative was initiated in 2005 and has made positive contributions to land and forest management. During this ten year time period, the wet areas mapping model has undergone a significant transformation to address complex challenges of mapping lands within the boreal forest. New spin-off modelling tools have also become an operational reality. A new understanding of moisture distributions on the forested landscape at high resolutions has spurred new scientific studies in the field of ecology, growth and yield and reclamation. This scientific symposium will report on a decade of innovation. Read more »

Location

Matrix Hotel
10640 100 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 26, 2016 by AEN

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Workshop: Biodiversity and Forestry

Mar 16 2016 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Alberta’s forest management system identifies the maintenance of forest biodiversity as a key outcome. This workshop will explore how the implementation of ecosystem management principles and the application of strategies such as variable retention contribute to this outcome. Highlights include:

  • Application of ecosystem management principles in BC, Quebec, and Alberta and what we can learn from these different experiences. This will include several specific case studies in Alberta connecting ecological science to forest management.
  • An examination of the results from Alberta’s very own EMEND experiment. The Ecosystem Management Emulating Natural Disturbance (EMEND) Project is a large-scale variable retention harvest experiment designed to test effects of residual forest structure on ecosystem integrity and forest regeneration at the forest stand-level. 
  • Read more »

Location

Matrix Hotel
10640 100 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 26, 2016 by AEN

Public Notice Lamont Railcar Storage Project — Public Comments Invited

Initiative: 
Lamont Railcar Storage Project
Deadline: 
7 Mar 2016 (All day)

From the CEAA website:

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Lamont Railcar Storage Project, located northwest of Lamont, Alberta. Read more »

Posted February 26, 2016 by AEN

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