Environment and Climate Change Canada's (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding for new projectsuntil December 12, 2016. Funding is available for 2017-18 projects that address the program areas of Climate Change, Clean Air, Clean Water and Nature. This year preference will be given to projects that support ECCC’s climate change program through activities such as energy consRead more »
Alberta’s gravel mining policy significantly erodes environmental protection by allowing gravel mining to occur in the 1:100 year floodplain of rivers. Documents obtained by private citizens in a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) request reveal that Alberta’s internal sand and gravel mining policy was developed and approved in 2011 in a secretive process that ignored expert scientific advice and excluded the public. Read more »
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:
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 »
Should Alberta adopt policies that allow for 3rd party participation in instream flow protection? Are water trust organizations a part of the answer to instream flow needs in over-allocated basins? The Environmental Law Centre’s report In Water we Trust: Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows seeks to answer these questions.
At the October 2013 meeting, the board agreed to launch a new working group to explore opportunities to enhance source water protection in Alberta. The working group will scope and clarify the issues, propose a preliminary budget, and develop a draft terms of reference for board consideration and approval in March 2015.
The AEN Water Caucus is seeking to replace our previous AEN delegate to the AWC Non-Point Source Pollution Project Team. Deadline to indicate interest is Friday, November 18, 2011. Delegate selection will occur by nomination and election at a special meeting of the AEN Water Caucus for the week ending November 25, 2011. Read more »
Members of the Alberta Environmental Network might be interested to learn about an international public education and outreach program organized annually by the Water Environment Federation and International Water Association. The program is called World Water Monitoring Day, and it encourages people all around the world to get more personally connected to their local waterways through basic water quality monitoring. Read more »
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