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. 

Corporate control of seeds and crops: the consequences for farmers and food safety in Canada

Presented by: ECOS and Biofreedom

Andrew Rushmere, Alberta Youth Advisory Committee member of the National Farmers Union.
Lorelei Hanson, assistant professor of environmental studies and human geography at
Athabasca University.
Lucero Mariani, Biofreedom member.

Thursday, March 10, 12 pm, University OF Alberta, in South Education Building, room
165 (For a map: http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca/) Read more about Corporate control of seeds and crops: the consequences for farmers and food safety in Canada

Fort Hills Oilsands Venture Will Destroy An International Treasure

Alberta Wilderness Association
News Release: March 3, 2005

One of the world's most spectacular wetlands will be destroyed
if PetroCanada and UTS Energy Corp. go ahead with their plans
for oilsands development in the Fort Hills Area. AWA strongly
believes that the McClelland Lake Wetland Complex (MLWC)
is a priceless part of Canada's natural heritage and must be
protected.

"The proposed destruction of this internationally significant site
is totally unacceptable," says Dr. Richard Thomas, AWA's
representative for the area. Read more about Fort Hills Oilsands Venture Will Destroy An International Treasure

Albertans Express Love Of Wilderness Through Painting

Alberta Wilderness Association
News Release: February 28, 2005

They come with original names like "The Bearly There Painters"
and "Three Crazy Painters." They come with a sizzling pallet
of colours and designs inspired by the wild landscapes of Alberta.
Each year Albertans come to the stairwells of the Calgary Tower
keen to express what Alberta's wilderness and wildlife mean to
them through the medium of painting. This year marks the third
year of Alberta Wilderness Association's Mural Competition,
the forerunner to the Climb for Wilderness fundraiser held in April. Read more about Albertans Express Love Of Wilderness Through Painting

Call For Input - Sector Sustainability Tables Forum for NGO Comments

DEADLINE EXTENSION for input: March 4, 2005, 5:00pm EST

Responding to Environment Canada's proposed fundamental change in their approach to the environment - their new Competitiveness and Environmental Sustainability Framework (CESF)- the CEN has developed an on-line forum for NGOs to allow comments and an exchange of ideas and information on one specific mechanism of the Framework - the Sector Sustainability Tables.

The Tables are described as a permanent forum for collaboration between federal / provincial / territorial governments and industry, Aboriginal organizations and non-governmental organizations. The Sector Tables are intended to identify how to meet the goals of the CESF through jointly developed, long-term planning. Comments received through the on-line forum will be synthesized into a report for Environment Canada. Registration is required in order to send comments and to view or respond to postings. Read more about Call For Input - Sector Sustainability Tables Forum for NGO Comments

Proposed Ambient Air Quality Objectives Posted for Comment

Ambient Air Quality Objectives are developed under section 14(1) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA). Alberta Environment has posted draft Ambient Air Quality Objectives for the following substances:


  • Xylenes

  • Hexane

  • Isopropanol

  • Ethylbenzene

  • Toluene

The draft Objectives will be posted for public comment for 60 days. The draft Objectives can be downloaded at:

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/air/OGS/objproposed.html

Comments, questions or suggestions regarding the content of these ambient air quality objectives can be emailed or forwarded to: Read more about Proposed Ambient Air Quality Objectives Posted for Comment

Public Lecture: Prairie Crossing Conservation Community

Legacy Lands Conservation and the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta are pleased to present a free public lecture:

Prairie Crossing (www.prairiecrossing.com) is an
internationally recognized conservation community located outside of Chicago,
Illinois. Over 60 percent of this 677-acre site is protected open land that
is actively used by people and wildlife. This includes more than 165 acres of
restored prairies, 20 acres of restored wetlands, 16 acres of historic
hedgerows, a working certified organic farm, 359 single family homes, 36
condominiums, 10 miles of trails, and a lake for swimming and boating.

Prairie Crossing has been nationally recognized in the press as one of the
nation's leading conservation communities and for its innovations in planning
and community design. These reviews by third party experts include dozens of
articles and editorials in periodicals such as The New York Times, The Wall
Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, The Daily
Herald, Landscape Architecture, and The National Geographic. The Prairie
Crossing houses and native landscaping have been featured in Country Living,
Midwest Living, and Better Homes and Garden's Perennials. Prairie Crossing
has also received repeated coverage on National Public Radio and on numerous
television stations including WTTW Public Television and CNN. Read more about Public Lecture: Prairie Crossing Conservation Community

Cypress Wind Farm Not Green Use of Environmentally Significant Public Land

Alberta Wilderness
Association

A wind farm is being proposed next to Cypress Hills Provincial Park on
environmentally sensitive native prairie. The Alberta Wilderness Association
(AWA) is generally supportive of renewable energy developments as
alternatives to fossil fuel production; however, they must be subject to
rigorous environmental assessment and public involvement and they must not
damage environmentally sensitive lands, especially those in public ownership.
Locating wind farms on internationally significant grasslands in the Cypress
Hills does not represent sustainable green energy production. Read more about Cypress Wind Farm Not Green Use of Environmentally Significant Public Land

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