About the AEN

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) connects Albertans and environmental groups that are dedicated to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment. As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, the AEN supports collaboration of the environmental community throughout the province.

Learn more about the Alberta Environmental Network.

Connecting Alberta’s environmental groups

We are a network of individuals and groups working together on shared concerns. AEN members include individuals and representatives from member groups that connect, collaborate and share information.

The AEN is a link between the environmental community and government, industry, the media and all Albertans. View our current member groups.

Join the network

Albertans and environmental groups are welcome to join the AEN as members – there are memberships for both individuals and groups. Members contribute to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment by sharing information and collaborating on shared issues. Learn more about becoming a member of the AEN.

The AEN supports an inclusive and diverse environmental community for all Albertans. 

Setting the Agenda: 2019 AEN Fall Assembly

AEN members are invited to come together at the AEN Fall Assembly taking place on November 22 & 23 in Edmonton.

A bold, new approach is required to address the unique and ever-changing challenges faced by Albertans who are highly engaged in environmental work. The AEN Board and staff have determined to chart a new course, with new strategies, to effectively meet the many, diverse goals of our members. Your participation in the Assembly is vital at this pivotal stage.

Where does your local candidate stand on the environment?

As both the Federal Election race and the climate heat up, it is crucially important to find out where the parties, and where your local candidates stand on the environment. Across the country, local organizers are holding non-partisan, all-candidates forums focusing on environmental issues on or around October 3.  The national 100 Debates on the Environment initiative is being co-ordinated by GreenPAC, with support from Équiterre in Quebec.

Debates currently planned for Alberta:

Banff-Airdrie | 7:00-9:00 PM
Town of Canmore Council Chambers | 902 7 Avenue, Canmore
Bow Valley Naturalists | Bow Valley Climate Action | Canmore Commons
Facebook

Calgary-Centre | 6:00-8:00 PM
Marda Loop Communities Association | 3130 16 Street SW, Calgary
Calgary Climate Hub | Engineers without Borders - Calgary Chapter
Facebook

Calgary-Confederation | 7:00-9:15 PM
AWA Cottage School | 455 12 Street NW, Calgary
Alberta Wilderness Association
Facebook

Edmonton-Strathcona | 7:00-9:00 PM
Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) E1-007 | University of Alberta, Edmonton
University of Alberta - 100 Debates on the Environment Group
Facebook | Livestream

Job Posting: Edmonton Chapter Director, Iron & Earth

Position: 
Edmonton Chapter Director
Application Deadline: 
3 Nov 2019
Location: 
Edmonton

Job type: Contract
Contract timeline: December 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020
Compensation: $15,000 including GST

Introduction

If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of hard-working Canadians, contribute to reconciliation with Indigenous communities, and help transform the Canadian energy industry, don’t miss this exciting opportunity at Iron & Earth!

We are a growing organization and are now hiring an Edmonton Chapter Director to join the central leadership team and lead Edmonton Chapter activities. The core mission of the Edmonton Chapter Director will be to lead a sustainable and impactful chapter in Edmonton, AB. This will include developing a community of like minded fossil fuel industry workers who are committed to building a sustainable energy economy. 

Call for Delegates: Alberta Water Council

Initiative: 
Alberta Water Council
Position: 
Director (1), Alternates (2) Environmental Sector
Application Deadline: 
30 Oct 2019

The Alberta Water Council (AWC) has been tasked with tracking implementation of the Alberta Water for Life strategy, a province-wide approach to the protection of watersheds in Alberta. The Council comprises 24 Members organized into four broad categories—Industry, Non-Government Organizations, Government, and the Government of Alberta and Provincial Authorities. Each of these Members selects a Director and, optionally, an Alternate to represent their interests at Council.

Young Edmonton Grants

Deadline: 
15 Oct 2019

Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) application now open!

Requests can be made for up to $3,000.

The YEG program supports activities that are initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. Ideas and projects of all kinds are supported. The most important consideration is that the applicant is an Edmonton and area resident between the ages of 13 and 24 and is instrumental in the project’s planning and execution.

Applications open for Fall Climate Leadership Program

From the Regeneration Learning Society:

We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for year the Fall Climate Leadership Program (the CLP). Applications are open until noon, October 14, 2019. The application form and information package are available for download at: regenerationsociety.ca.

Job Opportunity: Head of Operations, Climate Action Network International

Position: 
Head of Operations
Location: 
flexible

The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 1300 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 120 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

CAN members work to achieve this goal through information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. CAN has regional network hubs that coordinate these efforts around the world.

Global Climate Strike - September 20-27

As world leaders prepare to gather in New York for the UN Climate Action Summit, millions of children and students across Canada and around the world will be hitting the streets again on Friday  to demand action on the climate crisis from all levels of government and society. They are calling on people of all ages to join them in a week of Global Climate Action from September 20–27.

Climate Strike groups across Canada are kicking off the week with a march and "die-in" protest on Friday, September 20:

The culmination of Global Climate Week will be another series of climate strikes across Canada on Friday, September 27. Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, whose actions inspired the global Fridays for Future climate strike movement, will be marching with climate strikers in Montréal.

Check Global Climate Strike for a Climate Strike in your town or city. GoodWork has compiled a good list of Global Climate Strike links and resources.

In between, there are a myriad of climate events and actions planned, some of which are listed in the Upcoming Events section of this email. Check out the Edmonton Climate Strike page for a schedule of events in Edmonton. The Calgary Climate Hub has a list of happenings in Calgary. 

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