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. 

2019 Alberta Environmental Platform Survey

The AEN surveys Alberta’s political parties on their environmental platforms

April 9, 2019 (Edmonton, Alberta) – With Albertans heading to the polls in a week, the Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) released responses to its environmental platform survey from the province’s political parties.

Four parties – Alberta Liberal Party, Alberta New Democratic Party, Green Party of Alberta and the United Conservative Party – submitted answers to 15 questions on environmental topics that are important to AEN members. The questions were asked to the seven major political parties in Alberta.   Read more about 2019 Alberta Environmental Platform Survey

Casino Volunteers Needed

Position: 
Casino volunteers
Application Deadline: 
9 Jun 2019
Location: 
Edmonton

AEN needs your help at our upcoming fundraising casino on June 8 & 9 at the Starlight Casino in Edmonton. This is the AEN's biggest fundraising event and we need to fill nearly 40 volunteer shifts over the two-day event. Please consider signing up to help the AEN secure the resources we need to continue our work protecting Alberta's environment.

Day, evening, or late night shifts are available on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. A variety of different positions are available.

No experience is necessary, you will receive training and guidance from experienced casino advisors. More details on shifts and positions can be found on the Volunteer Booking Form

Out-of-town volunteers will be reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses.

If you can help us out, please complete the online Volunteer Booking Form. The form includes sections to indicate your preferred positions and shift times.

Volunteer Booking Form Read more about Casino Volunteers Needed

Call for Feedback: Park Management Plan for Jasper National Park

Initiative: 
Review of the park management plan for Jasper National Park
Deadline: 
30 Apr 2019

From the Let's Talk Mountain Parks website:

We are beginning to review the park management plan for Jasper National Park. We would like to hear your views on the future of Jasper National Park. Browse our website. Fill out a survey. Attend a public meeting.

What is a park management plan?

A management plan is the road map that guides Parks Canada’s work in a national park to:

  • protect natural and cultural resources
  • facilitate visitor experiences and learning opportunities
  • collaborate with other organizations and Indigenous partners

Management plans are prepared in consultation with the public and Indigenous peoples.

For more information and to submit your feedback  Read more about Call for Feedback: Park Management Plan for Jasper National Park

Job Opportunity: Administrative Coordinator, Alberta Ecotrust

Position: 
Administrative Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
19 Apr 2019
Location: 
Calgary

At Alberta Ecotrust, we believe that all sectors need to work on environmental solutions together. As an organization that builds trust and focuses on positive solutions, Alberta Ecotrust makes it simple and rewarding to contribute to positive social and environmental change. We bring industry and environmental groups together to address Alberta’s existing or emerging environmental challenges through programs that build bridges, support collaborative leadership and build high impact organizations and environmental champions across sector boundaries. Read more about Job Opportunity: Administrative Coordinator, Alberta Ecotrust

Federal Government Proposes Important Fish Protection

The federal government has proposed to list a number of aquatic species under the Species at Risk Act (SARA), including Alberta’s Athabasca rainbow trout as endangered and bull trout as threatened. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) welcome this important step towards protection and urge the federal government to move forward with listing and recovery actions without delay. Read more about Federal Government Proposes Important Fish Protection

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Green Calgary

Position: 
Executive Director
Location: 
Calgary

From the posting on the Green Calgary website:

Spring is in the air, time to start fresh with an opportunity to provide integral leadership to Green Calgary! Combine your unwavering passion for the environment with sharp business acumen to help engage the wider Calgary community in greening the way they live, work and play!

Read more about Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Green Calgary

Op-Ed: Look for energy-industry solutions, not scapegoats

By Simon Dyer

Published in Edmonton Journal (March 15, 2019)

Energy markets are changing and so is our climate. These are not just facts, they are the lived experience of Albertans dealing with a downturn that feels different this time — and the fires, smoke and floods that have come to define our summers.

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Putting Alberta’s future energy policies to the test

New online tool allows anyone to assess the impact of energy policy ideas on addressing Alberta’s carbon pollution

CALGARY — In the lead up to the provincial election, Alberta’s energy future is a highly charged topic. To make good choices, Albertans require credible, non-partisan information. Read more about Putting Alberta’s future energy policies to the test

Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

Permanent protection over a significant area of lands south of Wood Buffalo National Park that are important for wildlife and Indigenous communities was announced by the Alberta government this afternoon. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the new Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park. Read more about Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

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