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. 

RCEN e-Bulletin — 9 December 2009

Network News

December 9th, 2009

Weekend of Global Action: December 11-14

World leaders are meeting in Copenhagen over the next two weeks to negotiate a new global climate agreement. From December 11-14, environmental organizations and individual Canadians are organizing events across the country to push for a “real deal” in Copenhagen.

Several RCEN members groups are involved in organizing these events and are depending on volunteers’ passion, time and resources to increase the impact of their actions.

For more information about these activities, please visit Climate Action Network Canada's website. 

Happy Holidays from the RCEN!

The Canadian Environmental Network would like to wish happy holidays to its members and all readers of the e-Bulletin.

Please note that the RCEN national office will be closed from December 24th to January 3rd. The next edition of the e-Bulletin will be published on January 6th… 2010!

This Week's Headlines

Call for Delegates

ENGO Reviewers for MEND Steering Committee Reports and Research Papers

Announcements

Apply Now for 2010 Toyota Earth Day Scholarships

Tree Canada’s Focus on Forests Teaching Guide

Action Alerts

Clean Annapolis River Project – ACAP Network Seeks to Renew Partnership Agreements

Resources

Greenpeace Report: Failed Audits, Destructive Logging in Canada’s Boreal Forest

What is The Story of Cap & Trade?

Environmental Regulations in Plain Language

Events

Webinar on Building Model Green Communities

29th Annual Guelph Organic Conference

Environmental Technology Trade Show in Quebec

Employment

The Pembina Institute - Community Energy and GHG Planner

Stratégies Saint-Laurent - Executive Director

Read more about RCEN e-Bulletin — 9 December 2009

The Water Log — New report: Increasing federal oversight of oil sands impacts to water

In this issue of the Water Log:

  1. New report from Water Matters: Increasing federal oversight of oil sands impacts to water
  2. A different perspective on proposals to expand Alberta’s water market
  3. Another delay for the Wetlands Policy
  4. Your time to make a difference: please comment on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

View this issue online at: http://www.water-matters.org/enews/archive/2009-12.html Read more about The Water Log — New report: Increasing federal oversight of oil sands impacts to water

Young Environmental Stewards Grants

Deadline: 
25 Jan 2010

Are you, or someone you know, between the ages of 16-29 who has a great idea on how to improve the environment in Alberta?

If YES, then you are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to bring your idea to life, and make a lasting difference in your community.

If YES, visit http://www.albertaecotrust.com/yes for more information and deadlines to apply. Read more about Young Environmental Stewards Grants

Weak Canadian position at Copenhagen just one symptom of flawed business model in energy sector

Edmonton— Canada’s inability to play a leadership role at international climate change negotiations is just one of many negative consequences of an energy sector that is dominated by large for-profit corporations, and we need to begin exploring alternate business models for the industry.  This is a key message of a new discussion paper released today by Alberta’s Parkland Institute in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Read more about Weak Canadian position at Copenhagen just one symptom of flawed business model in energy sector

Southern Alberta’s Water Security at Stake in New Land-Use Plan

Report says clear landscape targets are 'key' to securing water protection in southern Alberta

Calgary — As a series of public meetings kick off today in Calgary and Vulcan addressing land-use in Southern Alberta, many Albertans may be surprised to learn that water security is at stake in the planning process. That's the overarching theme of Source of Opportunity: A Blueprint for Securing Source Water in Southern Alberta, a report released today investigating the potential of South Saskatchewan Regional land use plan to protect water. Read more about Southern Alberta’s Water Security at Stake in New Land-Use Plan

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