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. 

Call for Nominations for 2010 Better Transit Award

31 Mar 2010

Do you know an individual who has made significant contributions to the improvement or advancement of public transit in the Edmonton area?  If so, would you like to see this individual's contributions recognized with the annual Gerry Wright Better Transit Award? 

Five years ago, Citizens for Better Transit introduced a public award program to recognize outstanding contributions to public transit.  Since its inception, the Gerry Wright Better Transit Award has recognized worthy citizens at the annual ETS Community Fair each April. 

Sponsored by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569 as well as other organizations and businesses, this award program is important to demonstrate to present and future generations the high value placed on individual contributions toward the improvement of our city and its quality of life.  It also serves to encourage citizens to continue to step forward and promote further improvement of our transit system. 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 Award until March 31st (note extended deadline).  The Award will be presented to the chosen recipient on Saturday, April 24th at the ETS Community Fair and Opening of the Century Park LRT extension.

Nomination forms are available at www.bettertransit.ab.ca; nominations are accepted either by regular mail or electronically (email) to [email protected] Read more about Call for Nominations for 2010 Better Transit Award

Pembina Reacts to Alberta competitiveness review

Albertans left out of the process, lose royalty revenue

Chris Severson-Baker, Policy Director for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the competitiveness review released today:

"Albertans, the owners of the province's oil and gas resources, were completely left out of the process of reviewing Alberta's royalty rates.

"The review happened behind closed doors primarily with industry at the exclusion of representation from Alberta citizens.

"Albertans are the owners of the resource, the provincial government is the manager of the resource and the oil and gas companies are hired to undertake developments. The goal is to maximize value to Albertans, yet they have been excluded from negotiations. We can't be sure that today's changes will allow Albertans to get the best value from the development of their resource because they weren't consulted as part of this review. Read more about Pembina Reacts to Alberta competitiveness review

Alberta Ecotrust Announces Young Environmental Stewards (YES) Grants

Alberta Ecotrust is delighted to announce the results of its 2010 Young Environmental Stewards (YES) program. With funding support from TransAlta and the help of a volunteer grant review committee of Young Environmental Professionals, the spring round of YES grants is helping nearly a dozen young Albertans convert their environmental passion into action through projects ranging from community gardening to people powered events! The 2010 program garnered 29 applications, of which 11 were funded with a total of $45,334.00.

To read more about the 2010 projects funded by YES, and learn more about the program, click [here] Read more about Alberta Ecotrust Announces Young Environmental Stewards (YES) Grants

Bighorn Wildland Protection Calls Bolstered by New Grizzly Report

Calls to protect one of Alberta’s last great unprotected watersheds received a recent boost with the publishing of the province’s new report, Status of the Grizzly Bear in Alberta. The 4,000 square kilometre Bighorn area, which sits east of Jasper and Banff National Parks, has suffered from motorized abuse, and it is now clear that grizzly bears are one more victim of that abuse. Read more about Bighorn Wildland Protection Calls Bolstered by New Grizzly Report

RCEN e-Bulletin — 3 March 2010

Network News

March 3rd, 2010

RCEN Corporate Social Responsibility Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue

From March 3-4, the RCEN will be coordinating a multi-stakeholder dialogue on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Ottawa. In addition to the one-day dialogue, this project will help create a discussion paper on CSR in the extractive sector from a Canadian ENGO perspective. It will also permit members of our International Program Caucus to meet in order to develop a Canadian ENGO approach to promoting CSR to support sustainable livelihoods. More

Youth Caucus Announces New Mission and Mandate

The RCEN Youth Caucus is happy to announce its new mission and mandate, as chosen by members of its steering committee and other youth involved in the caucus' activities. The new mission is to support Canadian youth by facilitating and promoting opportunities for them to meaningfully engage in environmental and sustainability initiatives.

The caucus has also released its Youth Mini-Consultation Report, which identifies the strengths and areas for improvement in the national youth environmental movement. Read the Report

Biodiversity Hotspot: Phytoplankton! The Foundation of the Ocean Food Chain

Marine phytoplankton are tiny unicellular marine creatures, of which there are about 5000 different species. Like plants, they use photosynthesis and minerals dissolved in the water to produce energy. Each individual phytoplankton is too small to be seen with the human eye but together they form blooms visible from space. More


RCEN 2010 Annual Conference

“Conserving Biodiversity Pays: The Values of Ecosystem Services”

September 17-19, Montreal, QC Read more about RCEN e-Bulletin — 3 March 2010


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