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 — 14 April 2010

Network News

April 14th, 2010

April 22 is Earth Day – Join an Event near You!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by getting together with friends, family and co-workers. Mark the occasion by participating in one of the many events being organized by environmental groups across the country! Here’s how you can find one:
Remember that you can also add your own event for free. Happy Earth Day!

Caucus Elections: Take an Active Role in Leading Your Caucus

Attention all RCEN members! Steering Committee elections are now underway for 10 of our national caucuses. This is your chance to take an active role in shaping your caucus' activities and making decisions that will directly benefit your peers and ultimately, the success of our Network. Any member of the RCEN can apply from now until April 27th. More…

Download our International Year of Biodiversity Tool Kit

A practical resource for both organizations and individuals, the IYB Tool Kit features: tips on how to get involved locally for biodiversity protection; accessible information about the Convention on Biological Diversity; presentations on the Green Wave and more. Download the IYB Tool Kit

Biodiversity Hotspot #6: Oceanic Road Kill

Killer whales are found in oceans all over the world, from arctic to tropical waters. They live in pods of 40-50 individuals, can live to be 50-80yrs old and have no natural predators. They are also intelligent and deadly hunters. Yet somehow the whales, also know as orcas, find themselves on the Species at Risk Act list. How is this happening? More…

This Week's Headlines

Calls for Participation
David Suzuki Foundation asks Canadians: What's inside your cosmetics?

Comment on Proposed Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations

Announcements
Environment Canada Report on Plans and Priorities for 2010-2011

Natural Step Canada’s Sustainability for Leaders Course

Nominate Yourself for a Speaking Role at the UN General Assembly

Delegate Selection - Policy Dialogue on the Way Forward on Climate Change Internationally

Action Alerts
Climate Action Network – G8/G20 Campaign Mobilization is Underway

Green Communities Canada – Keep the ecoENERGY Retrofit Program Alive

Resources
New issue of the Philanthropist now available

Events
17th Annual International Conference on the St. Lawrence River / Great Lakes Ecosystem

Participate in Healthy Schools Day in Canada on April 26th

Employment
NL Environment Network - Executive Director

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Warm-Up Time for Calgary Tower Climbers

On stairwells all around the city, enthusiastic climbers are brushing off the winter cobwebs and warming up those leg muscles, getting ready to climb to the top of the Calgary Tower this coming Saturday.

Saturday April 17 is, of course, the date for the city’s premier Earth Day celebration, the Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness, hosted by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA). There are now just four days to go until the Tower will open to people of all ages and abilities, who will scale the stairs, all 802 of them, in support of Alberta’s beautiful wild lands, wild waters and wildlife. Read more about Warm-Up Time for Calgary Tower Climbers

Nominate your Hometown Heroes by Earth Day

Deadline: 
22 Apr 2010

Earth Day (April 22) is your last opportunity to recognize and celebrate the environmental heroes in your hometown. Can you think of an organization or someone from your school, within your community or in your circle of friends who has contributed to meaningful, long-term community awareness and action in support of a healthier environment? Let us know! Read more about Nominate your Hometown Heroes by Earth Day

Greening the Mackenzie Gas Pipeline: Is the National Energy Board serious about sustainability?

YELLOWKNIFE — The National Energy Board has an opportunity to get serious about sustainability of ecosystems and communities in the Mackenzie Valley as it considers a possible licence for the Mackenzie Gas Project in hearings this week, says Sierra Club Prairie.

“We are disappointed that sustainability considerations are absent in the NEB’s proposed licence conditions for the Mackenzie Gas Project, despite that fact that the NEB’s chair has recently stated that sustainability is a focus for the Board.” said Sheila Muxlow, acting director of Sierra Club Prairie. “The NEB cannot be said to be serious about advancing sustainability or the public interest if it turns a blind eye to the fact that the Mackenzie Gas Project is a basin-opening project that will create a petro-economy throughout much of the Mackenzie Valley.” Read more about Greening the Mackenzie Gas Pipeline: Is the National Energy Board serious about sustainability?

Call for Delegates: ENGO Delegates, Confined Feeding Operations Project Implementation Working Group

Initiative: 
Confined Feeding Operations Project Implementation Working Group
Position: 
ENGO Delegates
Application Deadline: 
19 Apr 2010

In 2008 the Confined Feeding Operations (CFO) Project Team developed 10 recommendations to improve the management of air emissions from existing and future CFOs in Alberta, and to improve relationships between stakeholders.

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) has led the implementation of these recommendations. ARD has requested that a multi-stakeholder implementation team be established to serve as a liaison between the CASA board, the CFO recommendation implementers, and the former CFO project team. Read more about Call for Delegates: ENGO Delegates, Confined Feeding Operations Project Implementation Working Group

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