Alberta Environmental Network

Setting the Agenda: 2019 AEN Fall Assembly

AEN members are invited to come together at the AEN Fall Assembly taking place on November 22 & 23 in Edmonton.

A bold, new approach is required to address the unique and ever-changing challenges faced by Albertans who are highly engaged in environmental work. The AEN Board and staff have determined to chart a new course, with new strategies, to effectively meet the many, diverse goals of our members. Your participation in the Assembly is vital at this pivotal stage.

AEN Climate Caucus Spring Meeting

Apr 6 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Following Alberta Ecotrust’s annual Environmental Gathering (April 4 and 5 in Calgary), the AEN Climate Caucus will meet on April 6 to continue to galvanize strategic cooperation between our climate-active organizations.This event is for Albertans engaged in climate change activity who would like to strategize with others, including members of AEN's Climate Caucus and anybody interested in participating in the caucus.

The meeting will expand on the February and March calls and will be centred around:

  1. Marketplace of Ideas
    Opportunities to present on current or prospective ideas for climate work in Alberta. Let’s learn from and support each other while seeking intersections between existing and future work. These will be rigorous discussions that will support, enrich and result in meaningful climate goals and strategies.
     
  2. Non-partisan pre-provincial election activity
    Given the prospective scenarios, it's imperative that climate change be on the radar of citizens, political parties and candidates. What is our role and how do we make this happen? Continuing the discussion and actions from the February and March Climate Caucus calls.

Register

Location

Calgary Public Library, New Central Library
800 3 Street SE
Calgary , AB

2019 Alberta Environmental Platform Survey

The AEN surveys Alberta’s political parties on their environmental platforms

April 9, 2019 (Edmonton, Alberta) – With Albertans heading to the polls in a week, the Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) released responses to its environmental platform survey from the province’s political parties.

Four parties – Alberta Liberal Party, Alberta New Democratic Party, Green Party of Alberta and the United Conservative Party – submitted answers to 15 questions on environmental topics that are important to AEN members. The questions were asked to the seven major political parties in Alberta.  

Casino Volunteers Needed

Position: 
Casino volunteers
Application Deadline: 
9 Jun 2019
Location: 
Edmonton

AEN needs your help at our upcoming fundraising casino on June 8 & 9 at the Starlight Casino in Edmonton. This is the AEN's biggest fundraising event and we need to fill nearly 40 volunteer shifts over the two-day event. Please consider signing up to help the AEN secure the resources we need to continue our work protecting Alberta's environment.

Day, evening, or late night shifts are available on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. A variety of different positions are available.

No experience is necessary, you will receive training and guidance from experienced casino advisors. More details on shifts and positions can be found on the Volunteer Booking Form

Out-of-town volunteers will be reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses.

If you can help us out, please complete the online Volunteer Booking Form. The form includes sections to indicate your preferred positions and shift times.

Volunteer Booking Form

Canvassing for Change

Feb 24 2019 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

Campaigns are won on the ground – at the doorstep and on the phone. Paid ads and social media posts can be part of an effective election campaign, and no one ever won a contested campaign without talking directly to voters.

Canvassing for Change applies principles of community organizing to build large volunteer canvassing teams. Building off of best practices from the last 10 years of US Democrat campaigns, and field-tested and refined by progressives in Canada, Canvassing for Change teaches the practical and hands on skills needed to win.

Apply

Location

TBA Edmonton , AB

Canvassing for Change

Feb 23 2019 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

Campaigns are won on the ground – at the doorstep and on the phone. Paid ads and social media posts can be part of an effective election campaign, and no one ever won a contested campaign without talking directly to voters.

Canvassing for Change applies principles of community organizing to build large volunteer canvassing teams. Building off of best practices from the last 10 years of US Democrat campaigns, and field-tested and refined by progressives in Canada, Canvassing for Change teaches the practical and hands on skills needed to win.

Apply

Location

TBA Calgary , AB

Annual General Meeting 2018

The Alberta Environmental Network held its 2018 Annual General Meeting on November 3, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta. At the meeting, members received reports from the Chair and Executive Director, approved the 2017-18 financials statements, appointed auditors for the 2018-19 fiscal year, and elected members to the Board of the Directors. See the attached documents for more details.

The following new and returning Directors were elected:

Returning Directors

AEN Fall Assembly Featured Speaker: Dr. Duane Bratt

AEN is pleased to welcome Dr. Duane Bratt to the Fall Assembly as the featured speaker for Friday afternoon's discussion of the Political Climate in Alberta and potential scenarios for ENGOs. Dr. Bratt is a regular commentator in the media on Alberta political affairs. His latest opinion piece on CBC Calgary speaks about UCP leader Jason Kenney's promises to "fight back" against ENGOs and other criticis of Alberta's energy sector.

Volunteer Opportunity: Youth Council, Alberta Environmental Network

Position: 
Youth Council Member
Application Deadline: 
23 Oct 2018

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) is creating a new Youth Council—an opportunity to influence the network of 40+ Alberta environmental groups. 

Please complete the application below by Tuesday, October 23.

AEN is a non-profit, non-partisan umbrella organization dedicated to helping preserve and protect Alberta's environment. AEN has been flying under the radar for some time but we are re-emerging with urgency, particularly around the issues of climate change and protected areas. 

AEN is seeking young people (30 and under) from around Alberta to join AEN's new Youth Council. We know that young people are very aware, knowledgeable and active in environmental initiatives. In many cases, the established environmental "movement" in Alberta has done a poor job of reaching out to young people, welcoming and supporting their activities, and inviting them to contribute to our activities. This is a tremendous shortcoming that AEN would like to address.

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