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. 

Defend Alberta Parks

Show your support of Alberta's parks by requesting a lawn sign

The Alberta government is planning to close 20 parks and remove 164 from the Alberta Parks system. A total of 175 parks will lose protection and Albertans could lose access. Read more about Defend Alberta Parks

Supreme Court hears appeals on Canada's carbon pricing law

On September 22 and 23, the Supreme Court of Canada heard appeals in three separate cases regarding the consitutionality of the federal government's carbon pricing system. Appeals courts in Saskatchewan and Ontario had previously upheld the law, while the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled that the law was unconstitutional. Read more about Supreme Court hears appeals on Canada's carbon pricing law

Issue Brief: Green Stimulus & a Just Recovery

The global COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated an economic downturn that has governments across Canada and around the world set to make huge investments in stimulus and recovery spending. Many are viewing this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in a just and sustainable green economy. Read more about Issue Brief: Green Stimulus & a Just Recovery

Job Opportunity: Project and Fundraising Coordinator, Plastic-Free YYC

Position: 
Project and Fundraising Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
4 Oct 2020
Location: 
Calgary, Alberta

Plastic-Free YYC is Calgary’s leading voice in zero waste and plastic free living. Our mission is to engage individuals, businesses and government to make positive, plastic-free changes in the world. As Plastic-Free YYC’s first staff member, the Project and Fundraising Coordinator will develop a sustainable fundraising model for the organisation, while continuing to build momentum for zero waste and circular economy in Calgary. This position will work closely with businesses, community partners and volunteers, under supervision of the Board of Directors. Read more about Job Opportunity: Project and Fundraising Coordinator, Plastic-Free YYC

Issue Brief: Closing and delisting Alberta parks

Updated: September 21, 2020

The province is planning to close 20 parks sites and delist another 164 sites, although the timing is still uncertain. Internal government documents show there was no analysis of costs, public were excluded from consultation and land sales have been considered. Despite a government announcement of investments in Alberta parks infrastructure, the government indicated its intention to move forward with the previously-announced closures.

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Job Opportunity: Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice

Position: 
Staff Lawyer
Application Deadline: 
25 Sep 2020
Location: 
Calgary

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a talented, experienced lawyer to join our Calgary office.  Ecojustice is Canada's largest environmental law charity, and as a Staff Lawyer with us you will be at the cutting edge of environmental law: working with our team from across Canada in bringing strategic, game-changing public interest lawsuits and reforming Canada's laws to deliver lasting solutions to our most urgent environmental problems: the climate emergency, species extinction and the pollution of the air, water and soil on which human life depends. Read more about Job Opportunity: Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice

Government investment in Alberta Parks infrastructure is encouraging, but 175 parks still set to be removed

Calgary – CPAWS Northern and Southern Alberta Chapters are pleased to see the government’s investment in parks infrastructure. However, we are dismayed to hear the Minister continues to move forward with removing 175 parks from the Parks System. The Premier stated in the announcement that “Albertans are a stubborn bunch” and we agree. Albertans from across the province continue to ask for a commitment from this government that all of these parks will remain protected within the parks system. Read more about Government investment in Alberta Parks infrastructure is encouraging, but 175 parks still set to be removed

Job Opportunity:Program Specialists, Climate Innovation Fund

Position: 
Program Specialists
Application Deadline: 
29 Sep 2020
Location: 
Calgary
Edmonton

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation is hiring to fill two Program Specialist positions with the Climate Innovation Fund. One position is to be located in Calgary and the other is to be located in Edmonton. The Program Specialists will directly report to the Program Director, Climate Innovation Fund and will frequently collaborate with your counterpart in either Calgary or Edmonton as well as the rest of the Alberta Ecotrust team. Read more about Job Opportunity:Program Specialists, Climate Innovation Fund

Issue Brief: Oil Sands Monitoring

Updated: September 10, 2020
The budget for the joint provincial-federal Oil Sands Monitoring Program will be reduced by around 25% this year, citing less field work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. AEN members discussed the budget reduction on a call on August 26 and are seeking clarification from the Oil Sands Monitoring Program. Read more about Issue Brief: Oil Sands Monitoring

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