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. 

RCEN e-Bulletin — 6 January 2010

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January 6th, 2010

Launch of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity

The United Nations declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) to highlight the crucial role that biodiversity plays in supporting all life on Earth, including our own. IYB marks the 2010 Biodiversity Target aiming to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by this date. The RCEN joins actors from around the world to work together to raise awareness on biodiversity and form a global alliance for the promotion of life on Earth.

The RCEN Biodiversity Caucus will use this opportunity to engage Canadian civil society on key biodiversity issues through education, public awareness and participatory policy processes. In honour of the International Year, biodiversity has also been chosen as the theme for the RCEN 2010 Annual Conference on the Environment.

For more information, visit the Biodiversity Caucus webpage.

Saskatchewan Activist Isabel Muzichuk Mourned

Isabel Muzichuk, an active member of the RCEN Water, Fisheries and Oceans Caucus Steering Committee, passed away on December 8th after a brief illness. Isabel was one of the first and most active people in Saskatchewan to oppose industrial hog barns. She was also highly involved on the Saskatchewan Environmental Network’s Board of Directors. The RCEN offers its sincerest condolences to her family and friends.

To sign or view the guestbook for Isabel, please visit here.

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Announcements

Apply Now for the EDC Community Environment Fund

Every Day Heroes Film Competition

Alan Thomas Fellowship to Promote Civil Society and Voluntary Action

Friends of the Earth’s Climate Change Lawsuit Goes to Supreme Court

Resources

Report - Boreal Forests Likely Not to Adapt to Climate Change

New Report on Urban Transit in Canada

Events

Protecting and Restoring Aquatic Ecosystems through Government and Community Action

Growing the Green Economy: Practical Solutions for Sustainable Communities

Exploring cultural and practical diversity for environmental learning

Registration Now Open for the McGill Water Conference

Employment

Pembina Institute - Electricity Policy Analyst, Alberta Energy Solutions Program

Gwich’in Renewable Resource Board – Fisheries Biologist

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Live Green, Give Green 2009 — Support Alberta Ecotrust!

Not long ago you received an invitation to join us in supporting the many caring Albertans who work to protect Alberta's precious natural assets — its fresh water, clean air, and world-renowned wilderness and wildlife. As those of you who have accepted our invitation already know, a donation to our Live Green, Give Green! campaign is a terrific way to feel good by doing good.

http://www.albertaecotrust.com/give-green Read more about Live Green, Give Green 2009 — Support Alberta Ecotrust!

Management Changes a Concern in Waterton Lakes National Park

The ecological integrity of Waterton Lakes National Park looks set to suffer if a draft Management Plan for the Park is passed without changes. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is calling for changes to the draft Waterton National Park of Canada Management Plan to bring it back in line with the legally-required priority for National Parks: ecological integrity. Read more about Management Changes a Concern in Waterton Lakes National Park

Nuclear Will be Allowed — to make Alberta Look Clean

"A truly green energy future . does not include nuclear power."

Peace River — Mel Knight's announcement that nuclear power will be considered as an energy option in Alberta does not sit well with the Coalition for a Nuclear Free Alberta, the province-wide alliance of grassroots organizations opposed to nuclear development. Read more about Nuclear Will be Allowed — to make Alberta Look Clean

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