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IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training

Jun 20 2012 - 9:00am - Jun 21 2012 - 5:00pm

Applications due May 14, 2012

The Co-operators and The Natural Step Canada are partnering to offer the IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training, a series of two-day trainings offered across Canada, focused in two areas: realizing your leadership potential and developing a sustainability project using The Natural Step Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development. After the training, participants will be partnered with a sustainability professional for four months of personal mentorship. Read more »


Edmonton, AB

Posted May 1, 2012 by AEN

Alberta Wetlands: From Classification to Policy

Jun 5 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

A ​Pre-Conference Workshop at the CWRA Conference June 5 - 8, 2012 

Wetlands are some of the most productive and important ecosystems in the world. Overall, they are very complex and require years of study to grasp the value and importance of the services they offer as well as their function.  Read more »


The Banff Centre
Banff, AB

Posted April 26, 2012 by AEN

ANPC 2012 Workshop: The Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes

Apr 21 2012 - 8:30am

The ANPC is having its annual workshop on April 21 in St. Albert.  The theme is the "Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes".  Talks include wetland valuation, native plants and green roof construction, parks management, low impact development, conservation planning, and xeriscaping.  We have a great program and more information can be found at Read more »


The Enjoy Centre (101 Riel Drive)
St. Albert, AB

Posted April 16, 2012 by AEN

Dialogues and Action for Earth Summit 2012: We Canada Tour

Mar 14 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Starting in Corner Brooke, Newfoundland, and touring all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia, youth leaders and sustainability veterans will bring the community together to discuss the role of Canadians at the Earth Summit 2012 (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20).

In each city, interactive lectures will be held in universities, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. This a unique opportunity to learn about the Earth Summit 2012, Canadian participation in and contributions to the global initiatives, and Canadian civil society's submission to the official United Nations' Zero Draft for the conference. The participants will have an opportunity to participate in dialogues, and take action to ensure proper representation of Canadians at the global stage.

The goal of the tour is to empower civil society by offering an analysis of current trends in sustainable development and to hold the microphone to Canadian voices as the world accelerates to the Earth Summit 2012. Read more »


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

Posted March 6, 2012 by AEN

Property rights & environmental protection: Conflict or confluence (Webinar)

Jan 18 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

What does our legal history have to say about our property rights? When do we move from confluence to conflict in reaching environmental objectives on our land? Is there a place for the “public interest” on private property?

The Alberta Government has recently struck a task force to consult with landowners regarding property rights. Undoubtedly this is in response to concerns raised around the impact of the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (and other laws) on a landowner’s property rights. Read more »

Posted December 23, 2011 by AEN

Webinar: The Environmental Petitions Process

Nov 23 2011 - 11:30am

RCEN in partnership with We Canada present:

The Environmental Petitions Process: Helping You Contribute to Government Transparency and Accountability

In the Federal Sustainable Development Act, the federal government “acknowledges the need to integrate environmental, economic, and social factors in the making of all decisions by government.” Upholding this principle can be a challenge, but there are tools available to Canadian citizens and organizations – like yours – to make environmental concerns heard.  Read more »

Posted November 16, 2011 by AEN

Alberta Land Stewardship Act: Digging Deeper (Webinar)

Nov 23 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA), which provides the legal framework for the province’s new land use planning and management system, has been in effect for two years. During that time, a first regional plan has been released in draft form, with a second soon to follow, and the first ALSA regulations have been enacted. Read more »

Posted November 9, 2011 by AEN

VegeDemo: VegeKids

Oct 25 2011 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Raising a vegan or vegetarian child?  Interested in raising your child or children as vegetarian or vegan?  Fantastic!  Held earlier than the rest of our information sessions, feel free to bring your children out to this event.  Volunteers will be present to entertain the next generation while you hear first-hand accounts, tips and support from vegan mom, Emily Bourne. This information session begins at 4pm at Bonnie Doon Community Hall (9240 93 Street). This event is free, but donations will be collected. Read more »


Bonnie Doon Community Hall
9240 93 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 21, 2011 by AEN

AEN Fall Meetings 2011

Nov 4 2011 - 10:00am - Nov 5 2011 - 3:00pm

The AEN Fall Meetings are a valuable opportunity to gather, in-person, with fellow AEN member groups and caucus members. This year's meetings also include opportunities to meet with the Minister of the Environment & Water, and other representatives of that department. Read more »


Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre
11727 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5G 3A1

Posted October 17, 2011 by AEN

Conservation & Stewardship Tools Workshop

Oct 21 2011 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

There are many communities in Alberta that are striving to protect valued landscapes (wetlands, riparian areas, biodiversity, agricultural lands, etc.), whether urban or rural, community leaders are looking for tools and processes that make this possible. There are areas of high conservation value that have timber leases, grazing leases, and oil leases – the owners of these leases are also looking for tools to help them meet the expectations for stewardship and conservation. Read more »


Cochrane RancheHouse
101 RancheHouse Road
Cochrane, AB T4C 2K8

Posted October 11, 2011 by AEN

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