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. 

Media Releases & Op-eds

Redwater decision reassuring, but we aren’t out of the woods

Pembina Institute reacts to the Supreme Court of Canada’s Redwater decision

CALGARY – JODI MCNEILL, analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's Decision on the Redwater legal case:

"The Supreme Court of Canada has prioritized paying clean up costs before creditors when extractive companies go bankrupt. This outcome reinforces the growing understanding that polluters are responsible for their clean up obligations. Read more about Redwater decision reassuring, but we aren’t out of the woods

Media Releases & Op-eds

SCC decision on abandoned oil wells a victory for environment and public but problems remain, Ecojustice says

CALGARY – The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that cleaning up abandoned oil and gas wells must come before the interests of creditors after a company has gone bankrupt. Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson issued the following statement in response:

“The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that bankruptcy trustees must put the environment first. This is a win for the environment and good news for landowners and Albertans. Read more about SCC decision on abandoned oil wells a victory for environment and public but problems remain, Ecojustice says

Job Posting

Environmental Educator Opportunity, CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter

Position: 
Environmental Educator and Interpretive Guide
Application Deadline: 
28 Feb 2019
Location: 
Lethbridge

Do you have a passion for conservation and education? Do you enjoy working with a diverse audience of&learners? Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your leadership, guiding and teaching skills and share your knowledge of nature and conservation? If so, then we’ve got a great opportunity for you! Read more about Environmental Educator Opportunity, CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter

Media Releases & Op-eds

Good News About Waterton Lakes National Park

Today Parks Canada committed $20.9 million to help Waterton Lakes National Park recover from the 2017 Kenow wildfire. AWA congratulates the Canadian government for making this significant investment in one of Alberta’s stunning national parks. Read more about Good News About Waterton Lakes National Park

Media Releases & Op-eds

First Nations, environmental groups launch lawsuit to protect at-risk boreal caribou

CALGARY — Ecojustice lawyers, acting on behalf of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation, Alberta Wilderness Association and David Suzuki Foundation, have filed a lawsuit against the federal minister of environment and climate change for her failure to protect the critical habitat of five boreal caribou herds in northeastern Alberta.

Populations of boreal caribou, the species famously depicted on the tail-side of the Canadian quarter, are in decline across the country, largely due to widespread loss and fragmentation of their habitat. Read more about First Nations, environmental groups launch lawsuit to protect at-risk boreal caribou

Media Releases & Op-eds

Three Cheers for Scrapping Icefields Bicycle Trail

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Athabasca River
Athabasca River in Jasper National Park. Photo: C. Olson

Today the Government of Canada announced  it is cancelling the proposed Icefields Trail in Jasper National Park and will instead reallocate the $65.9 million earmarked for this project to priority areas in Canada’s national parks. Read more about Three Cheers for Scrapping Icefields Bicycle Trail

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CPAWS Applauds Minister’s Decision to Protect Nature in Jasper National Park

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Photo of Jasper National Park
Photo: CPAWS Souther Alberta Chapter

EDMONTON – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) applauds the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change’s announcement today that Parks Canada will not proceed with construction of the proposed Icefields Trail in Jasper National Park. Read more about CPAWS Applauds Minister’s Decision to Protect Nature in Jasper National Park

Job Posting

Call for Volunteers at the 2019 Environmental Gathering!

Position: 
Volunteers
Application Deadline: 
15 Feb 2019
Location: 
Calgary

From Alberta Ecotrust:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Alberta Ecotrust Foundation’s fourth annual Environmental Gathering! The Environmental Gathering is an annual event designed to foster collaboration between environmental nonprofit organizations, Indigenous communities, concerned citizens, industry and government. Read more about Call for Volunteers at the 2019 Environmental Gathering!

Funding Opportunity

2019 Environmental Gathering Bursaries

Deadline: 
15 Feb 2019

From Alberta Ecotrust:

ACCEPTING BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 ENVIRONMENTAL GATHERING

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation is pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries up to $250 to help participants attend the 2019 Environmental Gathering in Calgary, Alberta, April 4 – 5. Read more about 2019 Environmental Gathering Bursaries

Funding Opportunity

Young Edmonton Grants

Deadline: 
15 Feb 2019

Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) application now open!

Requests can be made for up to $3,000.

The YEG program supports activities that are initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. Ideas and projects of all kinds are supported. The most important consideration is that the applicant is an Edmonton and area resident between the ages of 13 and 24 and is instrumental in the project’s planning and execution. Read more about Young Edmonton Grants

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