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. 

Bill 50 - A Curious Solution to Transmission Problems

There is no doubt that electricity transmission planning and approval in Alberta faces challenges, including difficulty responding to public concern. Bill 50 - the Electric Statutes Amendment Act - is the most recent attempt to address these challenges. However, not everyone agrees that Bill 50 will work.

"Bill 50 is a curious solution because it doesn't fix the overall transmission process or address bigger problems in assessing transmission need," says Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel at the Edmonton-based Environmental Law Centre. Read more about Bill 50 - A Curious Solution to Transmission Problems

Live Green, Give Green 2009 - Support Alberta Ecotrust

Did you know that only 4% of Albertans make charitable donations to the environment? Alberta Ecotrust raises money from caring individuals who believe that a healthy environment is the foundation of a healthy community. The money is then invested in people who protect:

1. Our supply of clean, fresh water

There are presently over 200 groups led by volunteers that are protecting and managing rivers, creeks, lakes and wetlands in our Alberta communities. Read more about Live Green, Give Green 2009 - Support Alberta Ecotrust

RCEN e-Bulletin — 12 November 2009

Network News

November 12th, 2009

Youth Eco Internships at the RCEN

The RCEN is pleased to offer two internship opportunities to Canadian youth between the ages of 15 and 30.

Through the YMCA/YWCA’s Youth Eco Internship Program, we are seeking one Youth Caucus Intern and one Biodiversity Caucus Intern to support these growing caucuses. Both positions will be based in Ottawa.

For details related to these positions, go to http://www.cen-rce.org/eng/jobs.html. The deadline for applications is November 20th, 2009.

A Snapshot of ENGO Biodiversity Activities in Canada

Read about some of the great biodiversity-related activities happening across the country!

From Newfoundland to the Yukon, environmental NGOs have sent us examples of their most innovative work related to the conservation, sustainable use, and awareness of biodiversity.
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Our Ottawa Office has moved!

Please note that the RCEN National Office has moved. Our mailing address is now:

39 McArthur Avenue, Level 1-1
Ottawa ON
K1L 8L7

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Call for Participation

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Action Alerts

Moms Against Climate Change - Take Three Minutes. Make Your Kids Proud

Resources

Global Forest Watch – New Reports on Tar Sands Impacts in Alberta

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Events

WWF Canada - Are we giving up Ice for Oil?

Faith, Life and Technology: Symposium on Biotechnology

Employment

Canadian Council for International Co-operation - Administrative Assistant

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Book Tour: Wild Alberta at the Crossroads

Calgary authors Robin White and Marian White will be presenting slide shows at Pages Books on Kensington at 7 pm, November 17th and at Pincher Creek public library at 7 pm, November 19th . These are part of their new Alberta bad-news/good-news book-signing tour with their award-winning environmental coffee-table book, Wild Alberta at the Crossroads (see dates below).

This book is unique not only in portraying all six Alberta natural regions from prairie to Canadian Shield, but in taking a critical look at our stewardship of the land and response to global warming. Confronted by unrestrained resource extraction and ensuing climate change, the Whites concluded that celebrating Nature was not enough; we must face up to our environmental problems. Clearly many agreed, for the book sold out and was reprinted this summer. Read more about Book Tour: Wild Alberta at the Crossroads

ERCB Sour Gas Suspension. Who Speaks for Wildlife in Gas Applications?

The recent Energy Resource Conservation Board (ERCB) decision to suspend approval of future sour gas projects in Alberta raises important questions around who is, or should be, considered as "directly affected" by energy proposals. Read more about ERCB Sour Gas Suspension. Who Speaks for Wildlife in Gas Applications?

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