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Turning up the empowerment dial: Community engagement in addressing climate disruption

Jan 24 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This free public keynote presentation is part of the University of Alberta's Student Sustainability Summit. From the Sustainability Summit website:

Description: Most Canadians care about climate change and want action, yet the path away from fossil fuel dependence seems distant and unclear. Fortunately, citizens and stakeholders are now being engaged as key partners in assessing climate impacts deciding how to move forward. We can seize the opportunity to highlight and amplify stories from communities that are already benefitting from clean energy and climate solutions.

Speaker Bio: Cara Pike is the founder and director of Climate Access, a network for those engaging the public in the transformation to low-carbon, resilient communities. She has created many widely used communications tools, including the Ecological Roadmap (a values-based approach to building support for environmental protection) and Climate Communications and Behavior Change: A Guide for Practitioners.

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Location

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

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Court rules Alberta improperly excluded Pembina Institute from oilsands regulatory process

2 Oct 2013

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has quashed a government decision not to allow the Pembina Institute and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association to participate in the regulatory review of a proposed oilsands project. Read more »

Posted October 2, 2013 by AEN

Involving the Public in Environmental Planning: The Edmonton Citizens' Panel

From the Way We Green Speaker Series website:

Addressing our toughest environmental problems requires action by all parts of society and wisdom from all parts of society. But how can the voices of diverse citizens become a meaningful and constructive part of environmental decision making?

The Citizens' Panel on Edmonton's Energy and Climate Challenges (2012) provides clues. This Panel gathered 56 randomly selected and attitudinally diverse Edmontonians who, after six days of deliberation, agreed by strong majorities on recommendations to Edmonton City Council and Administration describing how and why the city should become low carbon by 2050.

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Location

Edmonton City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 1, 2013 by AEN

Notice of a Proceeding to Examine Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil Operations in the Peace River Area

Initiative: 
Proceeding to Examine Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil Operations in the Peace River Area
Deadline: 
7 Oct 2013 - 09:00

Notice of Proceeding

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has initiated a proceeding, pursuant to the Responsible Energy Development Act, to investigate and make recommendations about odours and emissions associated with heavy oil operations in the Peace River area.  Read more »

Posted September 19, 2013 by AEN

Tar Sands Healing Walk

Jul 5 2013 (All day) - Jul 6 2013 (All day)

The Healing Walk started in 2010 in Fort McMurray Alberta, which is located in the Northern Boreal Forest. Fort McMurray is in Treaty 8 where for the past 50 years there has been oil extraction. Initially the extraction was oil, it is now crude which is a much heavier form of oil and takes more energy and water to extract, making it one if the dirtiest oils on the planet. Read more »

Location

Crane Lake Park Fort McMurray, AB

Posted July 2, 2013 by AEN

South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Public Input Workshop

Dec 11 2012 - 7:00pm

Planning for our Future - Public information and workshop on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

The government has recently started public consultations on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP).  The SSRP is the long term plan that will shape what the Calgary region, southern Alberta, and many of your favorite wilderness spots will look like into the future.  If you care about healthy ecosystems, healthy communities, sustainable economic growth in Alberta, recreation opportunities, water quality, air quality, wildlife persistence, publ Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted December 10, 2012 by AEN

Bill 8: Government Listens with Selective Hearing

5 Nov 2012

The recent announcement that the Government of Alberta will introduce Bill 8 (Electric Utilities Amendment Act, 2012) to effectively overturn amendments made through Bill 50 (Electric Statutes Amendment Act, 2009) is underwhelming to say the least.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) applauds the bill that would require all future transmission infrastructure projects go through a full needs-assessment process by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), but we are acutely disappointed that Bill 8 does not address the significant projects approved under Bill 50. Read more »

Posted November 8, 2012 by AEN

Environmental groups launch major campaign to defend nature and democracy

Black Out Speak Out groups will darken websites nationwide in protest against efforts to silence Canadians
7 May 2012

TORONTO – The federal government’s attack on nature and democracy means “silence is not an option” for Canadians according to a national campaign, being launched Monday, May 7, by the country’s leading environmental organizations.

“These changes — hidden in a budget bill in the hopes that Canadians wouldn’t notice — are threatening the core values all Canadians hold dear: nature and democracy,” said Sidney Ribaux, executive director of Equiterre. “We are compelled to speak out and we’re inviting Canadians from all walks of life to join us.” Read more »

Posted May 7, 2012 by AEN

Oil and Democracy Speaker Series

It certainly is an interesting time for democracy in Alberta…

Community Service-Learning's (CSL) Spring Immersion Course 'Oil and Democracy' and the Parkland Institute are pleased to announce the 'Oil and Democracy Speaker Series'. Every Thursday for five weeks, speakers from a variety of different perspectives will share their experience within the oil and democracy relationship. This event is open to all members of the public and we welcome all to a healthy discussion on benefits and challenges of Alberta's natural resource wealth.

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Date Every Thursday from May 10th - June 7th, 2012
Time 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Room University of Alberta NRE 1 001
For directions, see http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca

Posted May 3, 2012 by AEN

AEN Annual General Assembly 2012

May 25 2012 - 6:00pm - May 26 2012 - 2:00pm

You are invited to attend the 2012 Alberta Environmental Network Annual General Assembly. This gathering is one of the best opportunities for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. This year's Assembly includes a timely presentation from noted Alberta political observer & commentator Paul McLoughlin (CBC Radio, Alberta Scan) and a technical briefing from the ERCB on Alberta's Fracking Regulations.

Online Registration

Please register by May 21. If you need to book accommodation at the FCJ Centre, please register by May 4. Read more »

Location

Auditorium - FCJ Christian Life Centre
219 19 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2S 0B8

Posted April 30, 2012 by AEN

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