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. 

The Water Log: Water Matters launches campaign promoting water for people and the environment

In this issue of the Water Log:

  1. Water Matters launches campaign promoting water for people and the environment
  2. New Study: Does the Alberta Tar Sands Industry Pollute? The Scientific Evidence
  3. Long History of Attempts to Implement a Federal Water Strategy

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RCEN e-Bulletin — 28 October 2009

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October 28th, 2009

A Snapshot of ENGO Biodiversity Activities in Canada

Read about some of the wonderful 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.

These submissions from RCEN members were gathered during our “Pan-Canadian Biodiversity Best Practices/Case Studies Contest”. Read More ...

The RCEN National Office is Moving!

Please note that our office will be moving on October 30th. We are pleased to be moving in with Oxfam Canada, in their LEED-certified building near the Rideau River, just east of downtown Ottawa. Our new mailing address is:

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

All other contact information will remain the same. Thank you for updating your lists.

This Week's Headlines

Call for Delegates

Bisphenol A (CAS 80-05-7) Proposed Regulations Consultation

Announcements

Office of Consumer Affairs - Call for Submissions 2010-2011

Charting Adaptation to Climate Change Using Agrobiodiversity

Towards a World Summit on Sustainable Development 2012

Action Alerts

ForestEthics - Tell McGuinty: “Save the 'Bou!”

Sign CPAWS Pledge to “Make Forests Count!”

Employment

Pembina Institute - Communications Lead (Calgary)

CIELAP – Policy Research Assistant / Youth Engagement Coordinator

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Peace River nuclear debate posted on YouTube

Nuclear power is indeed a hot button issue facing Albertans. Over the past 2 ½  years Nuclear Proponents such as Bruce Power have been spending millions of dollars on a campaign to convince Albertans that building a Nuclear Power plant or more in Alberta would be good for us. On the other side of the table, ordinary citizens, community and environmental groups have spent countless hours of volunteer time and resources to research the potential implications of nuclear power. Although the proponents claim that nuclear power is cheap, clean, safe, and the only real solution to climate change, the opponents see nuclear power as actually being very expensive, not so clean, would contribute to increased nuclear weapons proliferation and that nuclear power would take too long to implement to make any difference on climate change.

What do you know about nuclear power? Here is your chance to learn more about the pros and cons of nuclear power without too much trouble. The Peace River Environmental Society has teamed up with Citizens Against Nuclear Development, the Coalition for a Nuclear Free Alberta, and the Canadian Nuclear Society to bring some excellent speakers to Alberta and the Peace Region for a lively debate.

If you were unable to attend the Oct 21st 2009 debate in Peace River you can access the video footage of this event on YouTube from the comfort of your own home. Read more about Peace River nuclear debate posted on YouTube

Tough Choices Ahead for South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

If the quality of our environment in Southern Alberta is to be maintained in future, then the province's South Saskatchewan Regional Plan will have to make some hard choices in determining limits and thresholds to human activity.

This is the principal finding in a new Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) report released today. The report, Conservation Recommendations for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, makes a series of recommendations to the South Saskatchewan Regional Advisory Council, as the Alberta government's Land‐Use Framework planning process begins to unfold in southern Alberta. Read more about Tough Choices Ahead for South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

RCEN e-Bulletin — 14 October 2009

Network News

October 14th, 2009

Climate Action Resources from Now to December

This October, and until the Copenhagen climate negotiations in December, groups and individuals from around the globe will be urging leaders and citizens to support a strong, fair and binding international agreement. In Canada alone, a wealth of resources exist to help you “take climate action”:
  • 350 Actions: participate in one of over 150 actions taking place in cities and towns across Canada on October 24th! Find an event near you at http://www.350.org/action-list.
  • Climate Justice Tour: organized by Climate Action Network-Canada, this Tour with Oxfam Ambassador and Bollywood film star Rahul Bose will swing by Toronto and Vancouver from October 14 to 24. More
  • KYOTOplus Video: watch and circulate this short video encouraging people to get involved in the KYOTOplus campaign.
  • Tcktcktck Song: listen to and share this song by international artists. Listen here

Help Us Plan the 2010 Annual General Assembly

Following on the success of our Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Edmonton last June, volunteers and staff at the RCEN have already begun planning for next year’s AGA. The 2010 edition will be held in Montréal, QC under the theme of biodiversity.

The 2010 AGA Planning Committee is seeking individuals to participate in 4 sub-committees that will facilitate the planning process:
  • Logistics: venue, accommodation, transport, menu, translation, etc.
  • Greening the Event: ensuring that every aspect of the event is as ecologically responsible as possible.
  • Programming: agenda, speakers, workshops, field trips, etc.
  • Marketing & Finance: media, advertising, sponsorship, funding, etc.
If you are interested in joining any of these AGA sub-committees, please contact Joséphine Hénault at [email protected], or call 613-728-9810, ext. 221.

This Week's Headlines

Call for Submissions

Share Your Story for 2010 International Year for Biological Diversity

Call for Input

Answer a Short Survey on “Access and Benefit Sharing”

Announcements

Winners of the Pan-Canadian Biodiversity Best Practices/Case Studies Contest

UNEP Opens Nominations for Champions of the Earth 2010

Apply for the 2010 Echoing Green Fellowship

Resources

New Guide Helps Canadians to Buy High-Quality Carbon Offsets

UN-HABITAT Launches Global Report: Planning Sustainable Cities

Events

Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Corporate Accountability in Canada’s Extractive Industries Operating Abroad

Transport Futures 2009:  Road Pricing & Public Acceptance Workshops

Globe 2010: Canada’s Largest Event on the Business of the Environment

Employment

University of Ottawa - Environmental Law Program Coordinator

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