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.

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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.

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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. 

Fireweed Friday and AGM (Fireweed Institute)

June Fireweed Friday Meeting
The One Tonne Challenge: Our Personal Contributions to Canada's Kyoto Commitment
and the Fireweed AGM

Friday, June 10, 2005, 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Robertson-Wesley United Church, Memorial Hall, 10209 123 Street

After a contentious Federal budget vote as well as the release of the Federal Government's Kyoto targets, all of us now need to play our part in reducing our greenhouse gases. Come and hear Shelley Sabo from Environment Canada's Project Green as she explains the One Tonne Challenge and describes some of the initiatives being taken locally here in Edmonton. In addition, Godo Stoyko, fascinating award-winning speaker and author as well as President of Carbon Busters, Inc will discuss the range of doable, innovative actions for individuals and workplaces that can assist in reducing greenhouse gases. One example of a larger change was his construction of a solar-powered, off-grid home that has been a 71% reduction in CO2 emissions from a standard home. Read more about Fireweed Friday and AGM (Fireweed Institute)

Parkland Book Launch and Tour

Parkland Institute presents three events celebrating our latest book:

The Return of the Trojan Horse: Alberta and the New World (Dis)Order

Book Launch - Edmonton
Thursday, June 9th, 2005
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Edmonton Room, Stanley Milner Library

  • Public lecture panel featuring: Trevor Harrison (Editor), and two other chapter authors: Jean LaFrance and Tom Fuller
  • Question and Answer period

*Will be followed by a reception (and cash bar) with several of the authors available Read more about Parkland Book Launch and Tour

Wild Bison Recovery Endangered

Government Fails To Add Threatened Plains Bison To Species At Risk List

Alberta Wilderness Association

New Release: May 18, 2005

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Federal Minister of the Environment, has failed to add Plains Bison to the list of species protected under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is frustrated by this decision, which will hamper recovery plans for Plains Bison in the grassland region.

"This region is part of World Wildlife Fund's Global 200 list of most threatened ecosystems," says Cliff Wallis, AWA Past-President and grassland expert. "Canada's refusal to list Plains Bison under the Species at Risk Act limits the ability to use this keystone species in recovery efforts and will also hamper recovery plans for several other species at risk." Read more about Wild Bison Recovery Endangered

Activist Agenda -- May 17th, 2005

The May 17th Edition of Activist Agenda is now available for download (PDF, 132KB).

"Please send me any events that you think should be listed in the Activist Agenda. Please try to send me the information in the same format as I tend to us. This will make it easier for me to compile the AA.

All items to be listed in Our Voice Magazine need to be in before the middle of the preceding month – i.e. April 15th for the May issue. Thank you"

– Michael, [email protected]

Read more about Activist Agenda -- May 17th, 2005

Concern for Alberta’s Foothills raised at Victoria’s Secret AGM

Company asked not to buy from Endangered Forests

Bighorn Country Wildlands Coalition
Federation of Alberta Naturalists
Sierra Club of Canada

EDMONTON: Representing a local coalition and Alberta conservation groups active in Alberta’s Foot­hills, Rebecca Reeves will speak at the annual shareholders meeting of Victoria Secret’s parent com­pany, Limited Brands, in Columbus, Ohio today. She will make a statement on the urgent need for parks, restoration efforts and other legislated protected areas in the public Forest Reserves of Alberta’s most southerly extension of the Canadian Boreal, known as the Foot­hills Natural Region. She’ll ask the company to encourage West Fraser Timber Co. 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. Read more about Concern for Alberta’s Foothills raised at Victoria’s Secret AGM

Sustainable Calgary's State of Our City Report 2004 is Now Available

We are pleased to announce the official release of Sustainable Calgary's State of Our City Report 2004. It is available on our website at http://www.sustainablecalgary.ca/pages/statereport.htm.

If you would like a hard copy of the report you can drop by our offices at Suite 201 - 1225a Kensington Rd. NW and purchase a copy for $10. Charging this nominal fee for the report will enable Sustainable Calgary to help cover some costs for future related programs (described below), and encourages readers to access the report online to save paper. Read more about Sustainable Calgary's State of Our City Report 2004 is Now Available

Boreal Market News Volume 3; Issue 5: May 16, 2005

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

1.  Joint initiative will take "Caribou Nation" to the Canadian public and international buyers of Canadian forest products; Alberta´s draft Caribou Recovery Plan criticized.
Today at a national meeting on the recovery of woodland caribou conservationists released a new educational report entitled Caribou Nation that documents the urgent situation facing this Canadian icon.  The report will be distributed not only throughout Canada, but also to international buyers of Canadian forest products, which have repeatedly exhibited concern for the welfare of Canada's forests and wildlife. A companion website can be found at www.caribounation.org <http://www.caribounation.org> .  Sierra Club Canada also recently released an evaluation of Alberta´s draft Caribou Recovery Plan concluding that it fails to adequately address key industrial threats facing caribou today. Read more about Boreal Market News Volume 3; Issue 5: May 16, 2005

Action Alert: Development at National Park Ski Areas

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Calgary/Banff Chapter

Please forward this note to anyone who may be interested.

It is time once again to remind our federal decision-makers that the importance of Canada's national parks lies in the glories of nature, and not in commercial outlets and parking lots. Sunshine Ski Area in Banff has started a postcard campaign calling for loosening of the development restrictions under which it and all national park ski areas operate. Its goal is to enlarge its parking lot, and in doing so to carve yet further into the natural habitat of Banff National Park. It may also be trying to set a precedent for all sorts of new commercial development on the ski area leases and perhaps elsewhere in the parks. In the past Canadian have said loud and clear that they do not want their national parks abused in this way, and that message has been reflected in federal policy. Now we have to make sure that policy holds firm. Read more about Action Alert: Development at National Park Ski Areas

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