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. 

Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Jamboree - "The Jamb"

Sierra Club of Canada - Chinook Group

Where: Fish Creek Provincial Park – Glennfield

When: Saturday July 30th, 2005, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Price: $40 for non-members, $30 for Sierra Club members (under 12 will be free)

Who: The first ever Sierra Club "Jamb" is going to take place on Saturday July 30th from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Come down to enjoy an awesome organic BBQ in beautiful Fish Creek Park. We will be running guided hikes throughout Fish Creek Park, you will be able to witness first hand the dramatic effects of this years flooding. Maybe you’d like to take part in a 30-person drum circle with David Thiaw & his special guests. Need something to do with the family, we will have a nature walk orientated at children under 12, face painting for the kids, and more fun stuff throughout the day. We will be welcoming a group of 50+ Sierra Club Members from the U.S, and thanks to their generosity this event will be a fundraiser Sierra Club Chinook Group.

Ticket Info

Deadline to purchase Tickets is July 15th. Contact Dave Keith 403-266-3630, 403-923-3631, or [email protected] to purchase your tickets today!! Read more about Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Jamboree - "The Jamb"

The Big Bow Float Will Proceed Despite Massive Flooding

Bow Riverkeeper

Jun 27th 2005 9:52pm

In the wake of so much flooding, The Big Bow Float maintains its focus on water scarcity and need for sustainable river levels.

Folks, the time has come. Tomorrow, we are commencing with our plans to run the Bow River in its entirety. The trip begins at the true headwaters of the Bow River - on the Wapta Icefield. We are ascending to St. Nicholas Peak (2970 metres) located on the Continental Divide, then running this river 657 kilometers to the confluence with the Oldman River.

And, to respond to everyone's question: No, we are NOT carrying the canoe to the Wapta Icefield. Though nifty, this would be a 900 metre vertical portage! And we're not made of muscle.

Even though our province is facing a 100-year flooding event, water scarcity is still a significant concern on the Bow River. Too often, water levels are so low that it negatively impacts the health of the river especially in the lower Bow River. Most years we're looking at a shortage of water and too much water is withdrawn from this river. Read more about The Big Bow Float Will Proceed Despite Massive Flooding

RCEN E-Bulletin - June 24, 2005 Edition

English: http://www.cen-rce.org/eng/bulletins/archive/cen_wk_current.htm
Français: http://www.cen-rce.org/fre/bulletins/archive/cen_wk_current.htm

Contents

  1. Calls For Delegates
    • RCEN Caucus Meetings
  2. Call for Papers
    • EMAN 2005 National Science Meeting
  3. Action Alert
    • Great Lakes United Fundraising Campaign
  4. Announcements
    • New Paper “Ideas for a More Effective Environmental Movement in Canada” now available.
    • Twelfth Regular Session of the CEC Council .
    • Delegates selected for Smart Regulations Consultation
    • DFO Annual Report to Parliament now available.
    • New UNEP Study now available
    • GRET Report on COP-MOP/2 now available.
  5. Events
    • Canadian Environmental Network Conference 2005 and Annual General Meeting
    • Public Forum on Electricity Options, Pollution Probe
  6. Jobs
    • Research Director, CIELAP
    • Markets Campaigner, Markets Initiative
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Announcing New Boreal Forest Research: Crooked Lake Biophysical Survey 2000

Crooked Creek Conservancy Society of Athabasca

Introductory price of $70 (plus $10 handing) if ordered before September 1, 2005

Crooked Lake Biophysical Survey 2000
ISBN 0-9730835-0-6
330 pp.; 9 colour maps; 39 colour plates; figures; tables; references
Wiro binding
Available June 2005
Report: $90 (Postage and handling, add $10)

Make cheque or money order payable to:
Crooked Creek Conservancy Society of Athabasca
P.O. Box 2072
Athabasca Alberta Canada T9S 2B6
or contact [email protected]

Summary and Table of Contents available online:
http://fanweb.ca/clubs/CLRptAnnounce6pg.pdf Read more about Announcing New Boreal Forest Research: Crooked Lake Biophysical Survey 2000

Boreal Market News, Vol. 3, Issue 6

June 20, 2005

Published by CPAWS - Edmonton Chapter (www.cpaws-edmonton.org)

1. Canadian boreal forest campaign heats up in the United States — Victoria ’s Secret targeted at annual shareholders meeting

Victoria’s Secret’s environmental negligence was spotlighted today at the annual shareholder meeting of its parent company, Limited Brands. At issue are the one million catalogs that the company mails daily on paper that comes mainly from Canadian boreal forests, rather than recycled content. Representing Alberta conservation groups active in Alberta’s Foot­hills, Rebecca Reeves spoke at the meeting. She asked the company to encourage West Fraser Timber Ltd., one of their pulp suppliers, to not log in the Bighorn Country and Little Smoky Endangered Forests of west-central Alberta and to commit to Forest Stew­ardship Council (FSC) certification for all their holdings in the Foothills.

2. JP Morgan Chase joins effort to save Endangered Forests

Rainforest Action Network today commended JP Morgan Chase on its adoption of a comprehensive environmental policy which sets new best practices for the environment in several critical areas, including Endangered Forest protection and independently certified sustainable forestry. It is the first policy of its kind in the financial sector acknowledging “No Go Zones”, a major step forward in the effort to protect ecosystems that are most valuable intact. The new policy marks another environmental milestone in the private financial sector and follows the adoption of similar policies by Citigroup and Bank of America last year. JP Morgan Chase is the first private bank to state a preference for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

3. More failing grades as governments are scored on environmental performance

In the 13th annual release of the RIO Report Card, Sierra Club of Canada handed out a set of tough marks for progress, and lack of progress, on issues from toxic chemicals and pesticides, to endangered species and climate change. The provincial governments had some star pupils, with solid performance in all subjects -- PEI, Newfoundland/Labrador and Quebec -- while New Brunswick and Nova Scotia made progress in protecting biodiversity. Meanwhile, Alberta and British Columbia are held back another year, coming in with Fs in all categories.

4. Hundreds protest Canada's forest destruction at global forest summit

Hundreds of concerned citizens and activists from across Canada and the United States rallied today outside the Global Forest and Paper Summit to demand more forest protection and a shift to ecosystem-based logging practices for all of Canada's endangered forests and endangered species habitat. Demonstrators, dressed as caribou, salmon, and bears, highlighted the discrepancy between the summit's message of sustainability and the ongoing widespread forest destruction occurring across Canada.

See below for full text articles. Past issues available at: Read more about Boreal Market News, Vol. 3, Issue 6

Wild Lands Advocate June 2005

The June 2005 issue of Wild Lands Advocate is now available at www.AlbertaWilderness.ca

Inside This Issue:

  • Wild Bison Jeopardized by Commercial Interests
  • Greenpeace Cofounder Looks Back on Early Years, Ahead to Future of Conservation

Alberta Wilderness Watch

  • County Allows Wind Farms in Cypress Hills
  • Something Has to Change in the Ghost-Waiparous
  • Coal Mining on Caw Ridge: An Unwanted Legacy
  • Love Thy Neighbour
  • Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort is Dead, County land Plan Reviewed
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Contain Your Rain Workshops - Saturdays in Edmonton

The Edmonton Rainbarrel Project will be holding...

"Contain Your Rain" Workshops on Saturdays throughout the summer.

BYOB (Bring your Own Barrel(plastic)) for $55 which includes required fittings and workshop fees or $85 and we supply the plastic barrel(45 gallons) along with required fittings and workshop fees.

During the 2 hour workshop the participant will build their own rainbarrel, as well as learn how to install it on their property.

Workshop location: John Janzen Backyard Composting Education Centre, located beside Fort Edmonton Park. Read more about Contain Your Rain Workshops - Saturdays in Edmonton

Cheviot Coal Mine Case Goes Back to Court

Conservation groups challenge federal approval of mine near Jasper

Sierra Club of CanadaSierra Legal Defence FundNature CanadaPembina InstituteJasper Environmental AssociationAlberta Wilderness Association

Press Release & Backgrounder
www.sierraclub.ca/national/cheviot & click What's New

June 13, 2005

Ottawa: Five environmental organizations represented by Sierra Legal Defence Fund will be in Federal Court in Edmonton tomorrow challenging the federal approval of the controversial Cheviot coal mine located adjacent to Jasper National Park. The groups will be asking the court to order the federal government to undertake an assessment of the significantly modified mine project in accordance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. They are also asking that the authorization for the first part of the mine, the Cheviot Creek Development, be struck down because, contrary to the Migratory Birds Convention Act, it allows the permanent burying of streams that are important migratory bird habitat. Read more about Cheviot Coal Mine Case Goes Back to Court

Calgary Architecture and Design Week (CA+D week)

Theme: "Eco-Urban Planning and Design"

June 24 to July 1, 2005

Find out about the many lectures, forums, tours and other events at www.ecourban2005.cjb.net

Contact: Janet Woolgar, Events Coordinator, [email protected] (403)650-5609

Calgary Architecture and Design Week (CA+D week) is an exciting opportunity for designers, educators, thinkers and the public to discuss, celebrate and promote the good design of our city on every level.

Calgary is the path to becoming a centre of excellence in city design that successfully integrates our natural environment with our human nature. This is "eco-urban planning and design" - the theme of CA+D week 2005. Our city is well situated to provide leadership in this area, and Calgary Architecture and Design Week is a forum to promote this aspiration. Read more about Calgary Architecture and Design Week (CA+D week)

Make Your Concerns Known at Foothills Oil and Gas Open House

Alberta Wilderness Association

Friday June 10, 2005

Open House On Oil And Gas Development In Livingstone-Porcupine

Compton Petroleum is looking to develop its natural gas fields in the Livingstone - Porcupine area, southwest of High River, Alberta. As the initial part of its development, up to 26 exploratory gas wells are planned in the area.

AWA has a long-standing interest in the spectacular foothills of the Livingstone-Porcupine area and local residents and ranchers have expressed serious concerns with these developments. It is also an important recreation area for people from Calgary and southwestern Alberta.

Compton Petroleum is holding an Open House on Friday June 10 to discuss their plans, and this will be an excellent opportunity to find out more and share your concerns.

WHAT? Compton Petroleum Open House
WHEN? Friday June 10, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
WHERE? MD of Ranchland Municipal Office, Chain Lakes Provincial Park (west of Hwy 22, 39 km south of Longview) Read more about Make Your Concerns Known at Foothills Oil and Gas Open House

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