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The Christmas Week of Action for Wildlife

Presented by The Alberta Foothills Network, together with 1000s of Albertans…

December 1st – 8th
We need you to Join the Fun and lend your voice for wildlife in Alberta!

How can you participate?

  1. Join legendary American and Albertan environmentalists at the launch action in Calgary on December 1st at 11am
  2. Join Santa and his reindeer at the final action in Edmonton on Dec. 7th at Noon
  3. Lend your voice in a creative way anytime during the week of action — take 5 minutes or an hour to speak up for threatened species such as caribou and grizzly bear.

For more details and a toolkit explaining simple ways that you can participate and make a big difference, please download the Alberta Foothills Action Guide at www.albertafoothillsnetwork.org. Read more »

Posted November 30, 2006 by russ

Action Alert: Get Ready! Andy Russell-I'tai sah kòp Park nears finish line

Be ready for your cue to send letters to Alberta's new Premier. Saturday, Nov. 25th (Dec. 2nd, if a second ballet is needed) is the Progressive Conservative Party's vote on their new leader, and hence Alberta's new premier. The following Monday, we'll issue an action alert urging you to write a letter to the new premier encouraging him to work with his Ministers David Coutts and Denis Ducharme to finish the job of establishing the Andy Russell-I'tai sah kòp Park for the 1,040 sq. km. (400 sq. mi.) Castle wilderness, which is located on the north side of Waterton Lakes National Park on the headwaters of the Castle River. Read more »

Posted November 22, 2006 by russ

Public Information Forum: Value of Parks to Neighboring Communities - Pincher Creek

Location:
Pincher Creek

Description:
Sierra Club of Canada"Trail of the Great Bear"Canadian Parks and Wilderness SocietyCastle Crown Wilderness CoalitionNatural Resources Defense Council FreeHeritage Inn, Pincher Creek 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Doors & displays open at 6:30 pmWhat is the value of parks to neighboring communities in western North America, including Alberta?The first park in Alberta's southwest was established in 1895 - Waterton Lakes National Park. Since then, Beauvais Lake (1954) and Police Outpost (1970) provincial parks, three Historic Sites and the Westcastle Wetlands were added to the protected areas system. In 1982 the Alberta Recreation and Parks Minister stated he recognized "the scarcity and sensitivity of the few remaining wildland and recreation areas of southern Alberta." How have such protected areas benefited our communities and what about the future? Read more »

Public Information Forum: Value of Parks to Neighboring Communities - Crowsnest Pass

Location:
Crowsnest Pass

Description:
Sierra Club of Canada"Trail of the Great Bear"Canadian Parks and Wilderness SocietyCastle Crown Wilderness CoalitionNatural Resources Defense Council FreeCrowsnest Centre, Blairmore 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Doors & displays open at 6:30 pmWhat is the value of parks to neighboring communities in western North America, including Alberta?The first park in Alberta's southwest was established in 1895 - Waterton Lakes National Park. Since then, Beauvais Lake (1954) and Police Outpost (1970) provincial parks, three Historic Sites and the Westcastle Wetlands were added to the protected areas system. In 1982 the Alberta Recreation and Parks Minister stated he recognized "the scarcity and sensitivity of the few remaining wildland and recreation areas of southern Alberta." How have such protected areas benefited our communities and what about the future? Read more »

Oil Sands Consultations in Edmonton

Sierra Club of Canada — Prairie Chapter

The provincial government is currently conducting public consultations to determine how the people of Alberta want the oil sands to be developed. These consultations are to the multi-stakeholder panel/committee which consists of representatives from industry, government, indigenous peoples, Metis, and environmental non-governmental organizations. They will be held in 7 locations across Alberta (find out when they will be in your community). Read more »

Posted September 18, 2006 by russ

PM Harper wants a 'Made in Canada' plan. This is how to get it!

Climate Action Network/Réseau Action Climat CanadaSierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter

September 12, 2006

(Edmonton) The Climate Action Network/Réseau Action Climat Canada (CAN-RAC) is beginning its tour to find out what Canadians want in a Kyoto plan to address the climate crisis. “Climate Action Tour 2006” will present a series of workshops across the country for Canadians of all regions to design a climate action plan. The tour is part of the network’s plan to get Canada back on the Kyoto track and re-emerge as the global good guy Canadians expect it to be. Read more »

Posted September 13, 2006 by russ

Big Bad Corporations on Campus: The Link between toilet paper on campus and Alberta’s Endangered Foothills Forests

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Alberta Foothills NetworkEnvironmental Direct Action NetworkThe official Give your Bum a Voice! University of Alberta - Kimberly Clark Campaign is about to commence! Please join us for the presentation outlined below to learn more.If you are unable to make the presentation but are interested in any of the following, please email Rebecca at savethefoothills [at] gmail [dot] com for info on how you can join this exciting campaign.This new campaign will offer:

  • Fun, creative and exciting actions, events and meetings;
  • Experience, training and mentoring for all levels of activists and organizers from experts in Alberta and beyond;
  • Learn more about the link between consumption (on campus and in your home) in Alberta and the loss of our foothill forests;
  • An original Market Action Campaign: one of the first of its kind in the province;
  • Working cooperatively with the environmental communities of the University, Edmonton, Canada and the USA;
  • Opportunities for you to make a difference for forests, wildlife and water in our province.

When: Wed Sept 13, 2pm Where: Humanities L1-2, U of A Campus Read more »

UNESCO calls on Canada to minimize impacts of Cheviot Mine

Letters needed

UNESCO, in its Decisions Adopted at the 30th Session of the World Heritage Committee, has again called on Canada to ensure the adverse impacts of the operation of the massive Cheviot open-pit coal mine (located in Alberta adjacent Jasper National Park) are minimized and mitigated.

Please write Canada’s Environment Minister and Fisheries & Oceans Minister (sample letter and addresses at end) asking that no further approvals, including for the current Prospect Creek application, be given until the now years outstanding commitments to compensate for the loss of carnivore habitat (grizzly bears, lynx, etc.) and to implement mitigation measures dealing with the loss of migratory bird habitat and exceedences of water quality guidelines are in place and shown to be effective. Read more »

Posted September 7, 2006 by russ

Rona Ambrose Served With Legal Notice

Tiny Species Could Cause Big Headache For Feds

News Release: August 8, 2006

Edmonton, AB - A coalition of environmental groups today served Federal Environment Minister Rona Ambrose with a petition giving her 60 days to step in to protect two endangered plants in Alberta or face a lawsuit. Alberta Wilderness Association, Federation of Alberta Naturalists, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Sierra Club of Canada and Nature Canada, represented by Sierra Legal Defence Fund, are threatening the suit to test the federal government's intention to protect Canada's endangered wildlife. Read more »

Posted August 9, 2006 by russ

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