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. 

Op-Ed: Look for energy-industry solutions, not scapegoats

By Simon Dyer

Published in Edmonton Journal (March 15, 2019)

Energy markets are changing and so is our climate. These are not just facts, they are the lived experience of Albertans dealing with a downturn that feels different this time — and the fires, smoke and floods that have come to define our summers.

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Putting Alberta’s future energy policies to the test

New online tool allows anyone to assess the impact of energy policy ideas on addressing Alberta’s carbon pollution

CALGARY — In the lead up to the provincial election, Alberta’s energy future is a highly charged topic. To make good choices, Albertans require credible, non-partisan information. Read more about Putting Alberta’s future energy policies to the test

Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

Permanent protection over a significant area of lands south of Wood Buffalo National Park that are important for wildlife and Indigenous communities was announced by the Alberta government this afternoon. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the new Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park. Read more about Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

Caribou Habitat Protection Crucial for Cease Fire in War on Wildlife

Caribou scientists published findings today indicating that an intense war on wildlife can increase endangered Alberta and BC woodland caribou populations. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is concerned that these findings could be misused by industry and government decision makers to prolong unsustainable forest exploitation while endlessly harming wildlife species. Read more about Caribou Habitat Protection Crucial for Cease Fire in War on Wildlife

A vision for energy policy leadership in Alberta

Pembina Institute outlines how parties vying to lead Alberta can play a leadership role in a rapidly changing energy future

EDMONTON — Thanks to a strong history as an energy leader, Alberta is well-positioned to lead the charge in a new energy reality. In our new publication, Energy Policy Leadership in Alberta, the Pembina Institute has identified policy areas where parties vying to form the next Government of Alberta can play a leadership role in helping our province prosper in a rapidly shifting energy future. Read more about A vision for energy policy leadership in Alberta

Rail to Banff: A Consultation Train Wreck

A Calgary-Bow Valley Mass Transit Feasibility Study released last week examined all-year bus and rail mass transit development scenarios from Calgary to Banff. Incredibly the study didn’t consider the impact on wildlife of additional rail traffic in the Bow Valley. Given that trains kill wildlife in Banff National Park, AWA believes it’s unacceptable for a rail feasibility study to ignore rail’s impact on wildlife. Read more about Rail to Banff: A Consultation Train Wreck

EcoCity Edmonton Grant Program

1 Apr 2019

The City of Edmonton, with support from Alberta Ecotrust and the Edmonton Community Foundation, are partnering to deliver grants to help transition Edmonton into an energy sustainable and climate resilient city. Edmontonians have an important role in reducing our contribution to climate change and preparing locally for future climatic changes and events. These grants, available to non-profits, community leagues, schools and charities, will invest in citizen-led urban solutions to climate change. Read more about EcoCity Edmonton Grant Program

Major Project Grants

31 Mar 2019

From the Alberta Ecotrust website:

The application portal for the spring round of our Environmental Grant Program is now open. We are accepting Letters of Intent to Major Projects grants from March 1 to March 31, 2019.

If you have any questions or problems accessing our system please contact our grant staff via email at [email protected], or by calling 403-209-2245 or 1-800-465-2147 outside of Calgary.

The heart of Alberta Ecotrust’s work is supporting the people and projects that effectively address Alberta’s most pressing environmental issues. We accomplish this primarily by investing Alberta environmental non-governmental organizations to more effectively deliver programs, projects, and results that advance their environmental missions within our issue priorities.

Major Grants

This program is designed to support more comprehensive projects that have the potential to result in substantial environmental benefit. The application process is more comprehensive and will be undertaken in two parts. These projects must be completed within a year. Maximum grant is $30,000.

Full details & application portal Read more about Major Project Grants

Job Opportunity: Conservation Coordinator, EALT

Conservation Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
17 Mar 2019

This position involves leading stewardship field work on EALT's conservation lands and contributing to education and communication projects. This is a full time position beginning in April or May 2019.

Full job description & application instructions Read more about Job Opportunity: Conservation Coordinator, EALT


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