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. 

Defend Alberta Parks

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The Alberta government is planning to close 20 parks and remove 164 from the Alberta Parks system. A total of 175 parks will lose protection and Albertans could lose access. Read more about Defend Alberta Parks

Job Opportunity: Project and Fundraising Coordinator, Plastic-Free YYC

Position: 
Project and Fundraising Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
4 Oct 2020
Location: 
Calgary, Alberta

Plastic-Free YYC is Calgary’s leading voice in zero waste and plastic free living. Our mission is to engage individuals, businesses and government to make positive, plastic-free changes in the world. As Plastic-Free YYC’s first staff member, the Project and Fundraising Coordinator will develop a sustainable fundraising model for the organisation, while continuing to build momentum for zero waste and circular economy in Calgary. This position will work closely with businesses, community partners and volunteers, under supervision of the Board of Directors. Read more about Job Opportunity: Project and Fundraising Coordinator, Plastic-Free YYC

Job Opportunity: Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice

Position: 
Staff Lawyer
Application Deadline: 
25 Sep 2020
Location: 
Calgary

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a talented, experienced lawyer to join our Calgary office.  Ecojustice is Canada's largest environmental law charity, and as a Staff Lawyer with us you will be at the cutting edge of environmental law: working with our team from across Canada in bringing strategic, game-changing public interest lawsuits and reforming Canada's laws to deliver lasting solutions to our most urgent environmental problems: the climate emergency, species extinction and the pollution of the air, water and soil on which human life depends. Read more about Job Opportunity: Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice

Government investment in Alberta Parks infrastructure is encouraging, but 175 parks still set to be removed

Calgary – CPAWS Northern and Southern Alberta Chapters are pleased to see the government’s investment in parks infrastructure. However, we are dismayed to hear the Minister continues to move forward with removing 175 parks from the Parks System. The Premier stated in the announcement that “Albertans are a stubborn bunch” and we agree. Albertans from across the province continue to ask for a commitment from this government that all of these parks will remain protected within the parks system. Read more about Government investment in Alberta Parks infrastructure is encouraging, but 175 parks still set to be removed

Job Opportunity:Program Specialists, Climate Innovation Fund

Position: 
Program Specialists
Application Deadline: 
29 Sep 2020
Location: 
Calgary
Edmonton

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation is hiring to fill two Program Specialist positions with the Climate Innovation Fund. One position is to be located in Calgary and the other is to be located in Edmonton. The Program Specialists will directly report to the Program Director, Climate Innovation Fund and will frequently collaborate with your counterpart in either Calgary or Edmonton as well as the rest of the Alberta Ecotrust team. Read more about Job Opportunity:Program Specialists, Climate Innovation Fund

Issue Brief: Oil Sands Monitoring

Updated: September 10, 2020
The budget for the joint provincial-federal Oil Sands Monitoring Program will be reduced by around 25% this year, citing less field work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. AEN members discussed the budget reduction on a call on August 26 and are seeking clarification from the Oil Sands Monitoring Program. Read more about Issue Brief: Oil Sands Monitoring

Alberta’s habitat restoration projects a step in the right direction, but need to consider larger conservation goals

CPAWS Southern and Northern Alberta chapters are encouraged to see the government’s investment of $9.7-million in restoration projects to benefit habitat for Alberta’s threatened caribou and native trout. The focus on initiatives like restoring disturbances in caribou habitat, improving connectivity in fragmented southern landscapes, and restoring important native fish habitats are important and overdue steps towards species at risk recovery. These initiatives also benefit Albertans by providing important employment opportunities and contributing to our economic recovery. Read more about Alberta’s habitat restoration projects a step in the right direction, but need to consider larger conservation goals

Job Opportunity: Campaigns Director, Leadnow

Position: 
Campaigns Director
Application Deadline: 
7 Oct 2020
Location: 
Flexible, Preference for Toronto or Vancouver

Start date: As soon as possible
Compensation: Salary range $70K-80K, commensurate with experience, plus benefits

Leadnow is looking for a visionary Campaigns Director to lead the organization’s campaigns team in running high-impact campaigns.

We are particularly interested in candidates from communities that have historically and persistently been oppressed, that bring unique and diverse perspectives, skills and lived experience to this leadership role and to shape the vision and mission of Leadnow. Read more about Job Opportunity: Campaigns Director, Leadnow

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