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 — 31 March 2010

Network News

March 31st, 2010

The RCEN 2010 Conference Programme is Now Available!

The preliminary programme for our 2010 Conference is now available online. We are planning to make this year's edition bigger and better than ever! Join your colleagues in Montreal from September 17-19, and hear expert speakers discuss the hot topic issue of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Here are a few highlights from the programme:

  • A full day of panels and workshops devoted to biodiversity! Speakers from diverse backgrounds - environmental NGO, Aboriginal, youth, government, industry and more - will discuss the values they attach to ecosystem services | Sunday Programme
  • Keynote speech and gala dinner (+ party!) on Saturday evening | Saturday Programme
  • More time for RCEN caucus meetings, plus an afternoon networking session with the public | Friday Programme
  • Plus: a special plenary session on a hot topic issue related to water in Quebec

Early-bird registration will be available soon! Stay tuned for more details.

Biodiversity Hotspot #5: It’s Alive or The Secret Life of Dirt

Some of the most naturally fertile soil in Canada can be found in the grasslands of Saskatchewan and Alberta. The rich dark soil is called chernozem and contains a very high percentage of humus (compost). As plants and animals grow and die, they leave behind their minerals and organic materials. Nature’s recyclers - insects, arthropods, earthworms, bacteria and fungi - eat this organic material and make it their home by constantly moving and mixing it. What a life! Read more

RCEN Delegate Selections

This Week's Headlines

Calls for Participation
Canada’s Top 40 Research Priorities for Conservation Policy

Participate in the World Youth Conference, Mexico 2010

Environment Canada Looking for Guidance on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

Planet in Focus 2010 Call for Submissions Now Open

Action Alerts
CBAN - You can stop GE Alfalfa and Wheat before April 1st

Lights Out Canada in Schools on April 22

Zero Emissions Race 2010

Symposium of the Réseau québécois pour la simplicité volontaire

NB Environmental Network - Events & Youth Outreach Coordinator

Secrétariat des organismes environnementaux du Québec - Coordinator

REAP-Canada - Renewable Energy / Ecological Farming Internships

Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association – Chief Executive Officer

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Humans Killing Too Many Grizzlies in Alberta

Human caused deaths of grizzly bears in Alberta reached unsustainable levels in 2009. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) reported that 17 grizzly bears were killed by humans in 2009 and almost that many again were relocated.

Human caused deaths of grizzly bears in Alberta reached unsustainable levels in 2009. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) reported that 17 grizzly bears were killed by humans in 2009 and almost that many again were relocated. Scientific research indicates that unknown poaching kills likely accounted for an additional five to eight undocumented grizzly bear mortalities. Conservationists are calling on the Alberta government to immediately list the grizzly bear as Threatened under Alberta’s Wildlife Act; increase habitat security by protecting critical habitat and reducing open route densities in grizzly bear range; and increase funding to public education programs that aim to reduce human-bear conflict.  Read more about Humans Killing Too Many Grizzlies in Alberta

Alberta Ecotrust Community Grants

15 Apr 2010

The deadline to apply for Alberta Ecotrust Foundation’s Community Grant program is fast approaching!

Apply today for up to $7500 for your grassroots environmental project.

We accept applications from registered non-profits or charities who want to create some great change within their communities!

Whether you are trying to organize a stream clean up, mobilize your community to take environmental action, or engage in policy reform to protect the environment, we want to hear from you! Read more about Alberta Ecotrust Community Grants

RCEN e-Bulletin — 17 March 2010

Network News

March 17th, 2010

Reactions to the 2010 Budget

Since being tabled on March 4th, the 2010 Federal Budget has been widely discussed within the environmental NGO community, with many groups expressing disappointment, several calling it a missed opportunity and others highlighting some positive investments for the environment.

For informational purposes, the RCEN has assembled a list of responses to the 2010 Budget and what it means for the environment, environmental assessments and non-profits in general. Read more

Biodiversity Hotspot #4: In A World Where Intact Wilderness is Rare

The Yukon’s Peel River watershed is one of the largest and most beautiful intact natural areas left in North America. Most of the 68,000 km2 watershed is pristine, and is home to species that are rare or threatened elsewhere.

The watershed is also an ancient cultural landscape and an important fish and wildlife harvesting area for First Nations. Mining and oil and gas extraction threaten to fragment this stunning landscape and harm its delicate ecological balance. Read More

Youth Caucus Logo Contest

The RCEN Youth Caucus is looking for a new logo - you can help...and win big! The deadline for submissions is April 5th. Read more

RCEN 2010 Annual Conference

“Conserving Biodiversity Pays: The Values of Ecosystem Services”

September 17-19, Montreal, QC

This Week's Headlines

Calls for Delegates
Policy Dialogue on the Way Forward on Climate Change Internationally

ENGO International Year of Biodiversity Champions

Survey on Chemical Exposures and Women's Health

Delegate Selections
ENGO Participation in International Biodiversity Day Activities

ENGO Participation in the Food Regulatory Advisory Committee

Consultation on Pollution Prevention Planning Notice in respect to Toluene Diisocyanates

Action Alerts
CBAN - Support Bill C-474 and Canada’s Farmers! Take action today before 5pm

Sierra Club Canada – Save the Blanding’s Turtle

International Year of Biodiversity Factsheets Now Available

Webinar Gender-bending and Environmental Justice
Conference / Webcast - North America's Energy Market: Aligning Policies and Managing Carbon

Summit on Biodiversity and the Greening of Montreal

Pembina Institute - Technical Analyst

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