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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.

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Location

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

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

Major Project Grants

Deadline: 
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: Community Programs Coordinator, Environment Lethbridge

Position: 
Community Programs Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
28 Feb 2019
Location: 
Lethbridge

From the job description on the Environment Lethbridge website:

Environment Lethbridge is a nonprofit organization that works to encourage community action towards sustainability. Our three key focus areas are waste reduction, food sustainability and climate change and energy. Learn more about Environment Lethbridge on our website: www.environmentlethbridge.ca Read more about Job Opportunity: Community Programs Coordinator, Environment Lethbridge

AWA Talk — Ian Urquhart: Promises Made

Feb 26 2019 - 7:00pm

The NDP 2015 election platform promised leadership on climate change. As Albertans ready for a spring 2019 election, Ian Urquhart considers just how much leadership Premier Notley’s government has shown on the climate change file. Read more about AWA Talk — Ian Urquhart: Promises Made

Location

Jackson Power
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

$3.3m grant for Fort Chipewyan will lead to Canada’s biggest remote solar project

Pembina Institute reacts to the Government of Alberta’s investment to reduce Fort Chipewyan’s reliance on imported diesel for electric power

CALGARY – DAVE LOVEKIN, Director, Renewables in Remote Communities at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Alberta’s announcement supporting Fort Chipewyan’s solar photovoltaic and battery hybrid micro-grid system: Read more about $3.3m grant for Fort Chipewyan will lead to Canada’s biggest remote solar project

New Report—Future flows : climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta's water law

The Environmental Law Centre has published a new report—Future flows : climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta's water law—  calling for a "rethinking of water law and policy in Alberta"

Future flows highlights some of the challenges faced in managing for instream flow needs and assesses the current law and policy framework for its ability to manage flows in a precautionary and adaptive manner.

To learn more, read the highlights of the report on the ELC blog, or download the full report.

The ELC is also hosting a webinar "Future flows: Water law and policy in Alberta for a sustainable future" on February 20 at 12 noon.

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