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. 

Job Posting

Public Agency Opportunity: Board Member, Energy Efficiency Alberta

Position: 
Board Member
Application Deadline: 
5 Nov 2018
Location: 
Calgary

Alberta Environment and Parks, Calgary. It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta's public agencies.

The Minister of Environment and Parks, responsible for the Office of Alberta Climate Change Office is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a Board Member of Energy Efficiency Alberta. Read more about Public Agency Opportunity: Board Member, Energy Efficiency Alberta

Action Alert

Wild Spaces 2020

From our mountains, to boreal forests and grasslands, Alberta has an amazing number of wild spaces that we cherish and take pride in. Unfortunately, many of these areas are not protected and are at risk of being lost.

In 2010, Canada committed to conserving at least “17% of terrestrial areas and inland waters” by 2020 through networks of protected areas and other conservation measures. This is known as Aichi Target 11 under the United Nations Convention for Biological Diversity. Progress in achieving this target has been glacial: from 2010 to 2016, Canada only added 1% to its protected areas network.

Why are protected places important?
Protected places create safe havens for forests, grasslands, wetlands and oceans to recover without disruption from poorly considered industrial, agricultural and residential development.

Protected areas also provide habitat for wildlife species like grizzlies, wolves, caribou and trout.Currently, 50% of Canada’s wildlife species are in decline.

Wild Spaces 2020 is AWA’s campaign to celebrate Alberta’s amazing wild spaces and a call to protect them for future generations to enjoy. Our campaign works in partnership with other organizations to ensure that Canada is not only held to this promise, but aims to exceed it by the 2020 deadline. Read more about Wild Spaces 2020

Media Releases & Op-eds

Call for low-cost solar power is a smart move

Pembina Institute reacts to the Government of Alberta’s RFP for solar producers

Calgary—Sara Hastings-Simon, Managing Director, Clean Economy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Alberta government's recent announcement: Read more about Call for low-cost solar power is a smart move

Media Releases & Op-eds

Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, Ecojustice give testimony on question of Frontier oilsands mine

FORT MCMURRAY – Expert witnesses for the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, also known as OSEC, gave testimony Monday at a Joint Panel Review hearing on the Frontier Oil Sands Mine, a project that, if built, would be one of the largest oil sands mines ever developed.

“We have serious concern about the long-term economic viability of this project, and whether any economic benefits from this project are acceptable for Canadians in exchange for the carbon emissions this one project alone represents,” said Nikki Way, a fossil fuels analyst at Pembina. Read more about Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, Ecojustice give testimony on question of Frontier oilsands mine

Media Releases & Op-eds

Plan Needed for Alberta’s Protected Areas

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The hike to Three Isle Lake. Photo: J. Skrajny
The hike to Three Isle Lake. Photo: J. Skrajny

Protecting 17 percent of Alberta’s wilderness by 2020, as part of international commitments under Aichi Target 11, is a commitment the province of Alberta made in 2010. To date, plans for how Alberta will meet the target have not been released. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) supports the government’s commitment and believes the protection of representative landscapes throughout the province is long overdue. Read more about Plan Needed for Alberta’s Protected Areas

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Alberta Narrative Project report released

"The Alberta Narratives Project is a community-based initiative and new approach to public engagement research that builds skills and better communications. It aims to uncover language and narratives that reflect the values and identities of Albertans, and to find ways of talking about our energy-climate future that build bridges to better community conversation."

Read more about Alberta Narrative Project report released>
Funding Opportunity

Young Edmonton Grants

Deadline: 
15 Oct 2018

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

Job Posting

Volunteer Opportunity: Board of Directors, Alberta Environmental Network

Position: 
Board of Directors
Application Deadline: 
26 Oct 2018

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN)  is an incorporated non-profit, non-partisan umbrella organization dedicated to helping preserve and protect Alberta’s environment. Since 1980, the AEN has advocated for and supported the participation of environmental non-profit organizations (ENGOs) and passionate individuals in constructive and collaborative processes on environmental public policy issues. Read more about Volunteer Opportunity: Board of Directors, Alberta Environmental Network

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