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Are Greenpeace's stunts outrageous or essential?

The Alberta Environment Network consists of a wide variety of environmental non-governmental organizations — from large national organizations to small grassroots groups. AEN members employ a variety of tactics to achieve their environmental goals. Amongst the most controversial, are the direct action and civil disobedience tactics employed by Greenpeace in their oil sands campaign.

David Berry's piece in Alberta Views — The Disobedient Albertans — examines Greenpeace's tactics in Alberta, including the perspectives of a couple other AEN member groups.

Posted June 1, 2010 by AEN

Community Supported Energy

Jun 10 2010 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

After decades of riding the roller-coaster of the fossil fuel sector's boom and bust cycles, the time has come for Alberta to forge a new energy path. Diversifying our energy economy will not only provide tens of thousands of green jobs for Albertans, but it has the opportunity to create just solutions to our province's contributions to global climate change and the resultant environmental impacts on the air, water, and land we depend on for our standard of living.

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Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre Red Deer, AB

Posted May 31, 2010 by AEN

Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

Eight conservation groups, including AEN members CPAWS and Greenpeace, and the Canadian forest industry have signed off on one of the largest conservation agreements in the world. The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement covers 72 million hectares of publically owned forests — an area twice the size of Germany.

Posted May 18, 2010 by AEN

RePower Alberta Public Launch

May 26 2010 - 7:00pm

Sierra Club Prairie and Greenpeace Canada have launched the Province-wide green tour, ‘RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy’, and will see leaders in various sectors of the green jobs economy talking about the growing economic and community benefits of moving to a green economy and how to start laying the stepping stones in getting there.

Speakers Include: Read more »

Location

ELTC 1-003
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 17, 2010 by AEN

RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy

May 18 2010 - 7:30pm

RePower Alberta

Speakers Include:

  • Tim Weis, M.Sc., P.Eng. — Director of Renewable Energy and Efficiency at the Pembina Institute
  • Randall Benson, Journeyman electrician, and founder Off The Grid – Renewable Energy Power Systems
  • Sheryle Carlson, Associate Director, Sierra Club of Canada Prairie Chapter
  • Mike Hudema, Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaigner

Location

Legion Hall
Manning, AB

Posted May 14, 2010 by AEN

RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy

May 17 2010 - 7:30pm

RePower Alberta

Speakers Include:

  • Tim Weis, M.Sc., P.Eng. — Director of Renewable Energy and Efficiency at the Pembina Institute
  • Randall Benson, Journeyman electrician, and founder Off The Grid – Renewable Energy Power Systems
  • Sheryle Carlson, Associate Director, Sierra Club of Canada Prairie Chapter
  • Mike Hudema, Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaigner

Location

Catholic Conference Centre
10307 99 Street
Peace River, AB

Posted May 14, 2010 by AEN

RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy

May 20 2010 - 7:30pm

RePower Alberta Green Jobs Presentation

On Thursday, May 20th, Greenpeace and Sierra Club Prairie are teaming up to bring a message of green jobs and a green collar economy to Fort Saskatchewan.

The Alberta tour entitled "Repower Alberta: It's time to build the green economy" will see a panel of presenters talking about the growing economic and community benefits of moving to a green economy and start laying the stepping stones for how to get there. Read more »

Location

Fort Saskatchewan Library
10011 102 Street
Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Posted May 13, 2010 by AEN

Oil & the Arts: Protest & Promotion

Jun 3 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Public Speakers Series

Oil & The Arts: Creative Responses to the Energy Economy

How do oil and art mix? How are visual artists, performance artists, and writers responding to the oil and energy economy? How are artists and curators representing, documenting, and archiving Alberta’s oil economy? What is the role of public art in contemplating the issues arising from Alberta’s oil economy? This speaker series will feature local and international artists, activists, and critics whose creative work addresses these questions and responds to the energy economy.

June 3: Protest & Promotion
Mike Hudema, Greenpeace
Eriel Deranger, Rainforest Action Network

Location

Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NRE) 1-001
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 10, 2010 by Anonymous

Gulf Oil Spill: AEN Groups Weigh In

With the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico dominating the environmental news, AEN member groups are weighing in on the spill and the potential implications on Canada and Alberta.

The Pembina Institute's Karen Campbell posts an op-ed on the implications of the spill on Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. This pipeline is proposed to run from Edmonton to a new tanker terminal in Kitimat, B.C.; and will help bring the products of Alberta's oilsands industry to new markets.

Meanwhile, Sierra Club Canada has called for a moratorium on offshore oil drilling  in Canada.

The oil spill in the Gulf is a catastrophe,” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada.  “Canada should fully understand the causes of the explosion in the Gulf and the failure of the clean up before allowing any more drilling in Canadian waters. In the meantime a moratorium should be put in place.

Greenpeace Canada urges Canadians to email the pm [at] pm [dot] gc [dot] ca (Prime Minister )and tell him:

…the threat of such a catastrophy [sic] in our waters is unacceptable. We must cut our addiction to oil and support renewable energy

 

Posted May 3, 2010 by Anonymous

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