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 — 20 January 2010

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January 20th, 2010

RCEN Biodiversity Best Practices Handbook Available Online!

The RCEN is pleased to announce that our “Biodiversity Best Practices Handbook 2009: Case studies from the environmental non-government sector” is now available in both official languages on the RCEN website (click the link above).

This handbook features twelve projects from within seven of Canada’s terrestrial ecozones that were selected as representative best practices of what environmental NGOs are doing to help increase or protect biodiversity from coast to coast to coast.

The handbook is a public document that we encourage you to download, print, link to, post and generally to make as much use of as possible! A limited number of print copies will be available soon. Read more…

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This Week's Headlines


Calls for Delegates

Workshop on Canada’s Engagement in the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership

Renewal of the Federal Agenda for the Reduction of VOCs from Consumer and Commercial Products

ENGO/Youth Delegates to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)

Researcher-Writer and Editor for a CSD ENGO Priorities Paper


OCIC – Call for Submissions on International Cooperation

A Carbon Audit and Reduction Program for Non-Profits


Environment Canada CESI Newsletter


CIELAP - Managing the Regulatory Function Course

Transport Canada – Transport Demand Management Social Marketing Webinars


USC Canada - Program Officer, Public Engagement

Coady International Institute - Youth In Partnership International Internship Program

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Alberta Ecotrust Major Project Letter of Intent Deadline

15 Feb 2010
The deadline for our spring intake of Letters of Intent for the Major Project grant is Monday February 15, 2010. Major Project grants provide up to $30,000 to support more comprehensive projects that have the potential to result in substantial environmental benefit. The application process is more comprehensive and is undertaken in two parts: 
  1. Applicants submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)
  2. Successful LOI applicants are invited to submit a full proposal of their project for review.

Last year we received over 40 applications to the Major Read more about Alberta Ecotrust Major Project Letter of Intent Deadline

Bill 50 Delivers Shocks to Transmission Approvals in Alberta

Get the straight facts on Bill 50 and how it changes the role of public participation and environmental factors in transmission approvals in Alberta.

On January 7th 2010, Laura Bowman of the Environmental Law Centre presented a lunch seminar on Bill 50, the Electric Statutes Amendment Act, 2009. This controversial bill was tabled in the summer and has been part of a storm of publicity and often confusing and contradictory information ever since.

The handouts from this presentation are now available for download from the Environmental Law Centre website. Read more about Bill 50 Delivers Shocks to Transmission Approvals in Alberta

EnCana Avoids Trial on Charges of Canada Wildlife Act Violation in Suffield National Wildlife Area

Calgary – The Suffield Coalition is disappointed to have learned last week that the Crown has stayed the case against EnCana on charges of violating Canada’s Wildlife Act. EnCana was scheduled to be tried on March 19, 2010, almost five years after EnCana installed a section of pipeline in the CFB Suffield National Wildlife Area without a permit (in March 2005). Numerous adjournments and a preliminary hearing were held in Medicine Hat, but now there will be no trial. Read more about EnCana Avoids Trial on Charges of Canada Wildlife Act Violation in Suffield National Wildlife Area

RCEN e-Bulletin — 6 January 2010

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January 6th, 2010

Launch of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity

The United Nations declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) to highlight the crucial role that biodiversity plays in supporting all life on Earth, including our own. IYB marks the 2010 Biodiversity Target aiming to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by this date. The RCEN joins actors from around the world to work together to raise awareness on biodiversity and form a global alliance for the promotion of life on Earth.

The RCEN Biodiversity Caucus will use this opportunity to engage Canadian civil society on key biodiversity issues through education, public awareness and participatory policy processes. In honour of the International Year, biodiversity has also been chosen as the theme for the RCEN 2010 Annual Conference on the Environment.

For more information, visit the Biodiversity Caucus webpage.

Saskatchewan Activist Isabel Muzichuk Mourned

Isabel Muzichuk, an active member of the RCEN Water, Fisheries and Oceans Caucus Steering Committee, passed away on December 8th after a brief illness. Isabel was one of the first and most active people in Saskatchewan to oppose industrial hog barns. She was also highly involved on the Saskatchewan Environmental Network’s Board of Directors. The RCEN offers its sincerest condolences to her family and friends.

To sign or view the guestbook for Isabel, please visit here.

This Week's Headlines


Apply Now for the EDC Community Environment Fund

Every Day Heroes Film Competition

Alan Thomas Fellowship to Promote Civil Society and Voluntary Action

Friends of the Earth’s Climate Change Lawsuit Goes to Supreme Court


Report - Boreal Forests Likely Not to Adapt to Climate Change

New Report on Urban Transit in Canada


Protecting and Restoring Aquatic Ecosystems through Government and Community Action

Growing the Green Economy: Practical Solutions for Sustainable Communities

Exploring cultural and practical diversity for environmental learning

Registration Now Open for the McGill Water Conference


Pembina Institute - Electricity Policy Analyst, Alberta Energy Solutions Program

Gwich’in Renewable Resource Board – Fisheries Biologist

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