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. 

Action Alert

Pledge your support for the Bighorn Wildland Park

The Bighorn Backcountry needs you right now!

Albertans live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth and we love to get out there to enjoy it. That’s worth protecting. Take a minute to help protect the nature you love before we miss our chance! Read more about Pledge your support for the Bighorn Wildland Park

Call for Input

Draft PM2.5 objective posted for public comment

Initiative: 
Ambient Air Quality Objectives and Guidelines— Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)
Deadline: 
25 Jul 2018

On May 25, 2018, Alberta Environment & Parks posted the draft Amibient Air Quality Objectives and Guidelines — Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) for a 60-day public review and comment period. The draft guideline proposes reducing the 24-hour objective to 29µg/m3 from 30µg/m3. Read more about Draft PM2.5 objective posted for public comment

Job Posting

Summer Student Job Opportunity with the Alberta Environmental Network

Position: 
Research and Communications Assistant (RCA)
Application Deadline: 
10 May 2018
Location: 
Edmonton
Calgary
flexible within Alberta

Please note that this position requires that certain conditions be met as it is partially funded by Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs programs. Details below.

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) believes that to effectively preserve and protect Alberta’s environment – addressing a wide range of issues including climate change, energy, land use and conservation, air and water issues - interested environmental non-government organizations (ENGOs) and other Albertans need support to strategize, collaborate, share information, build capacity and mobilize.

This position offers you an opportunity to play an important role in expanding the AEN’s reach and impact as the AEN enters a phase of rejuvenation and strategic development guided by its members. As part of a small staff that is adapting its organizational programs and services to meet the needs and optimize the opportunities of AEN members, you would help drive the process forward through responsibilities that range from capturing the history of the organization to reaching out to established and prospective AEN members to contributing to the development a communications plan. Read more about Summer Student Job Opportunity with the Alberta Environmental Network

Call for Delegates

Call for Members: CASA ROVER III Project Team (On-road Vehicle Emissions Testing)

Initiative: 
ROVER III Project Team
Position: 
ENGO Members
Application Deadline: 
30 Apr 2018

The Government of Alberta has committed to implementing the Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) as part of the national Air Quality Management System. Air emissions need to be managed for Alberta to achieve the CAAQS as they become more stringent over time. Read more about Call for Members: CASA ROVER III Project Team (On-road Vehicle Emissions Testing)

Media Releases & Op-eds

Strong methane regulations the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to protect our environment, say 16 Alberta organizations

Joint letter urges the alberta government to seize the economic and environmental opportunity available by enacting strong methane regulations to capture wasted natural gas

Edmonton, Alberta—16 community and environmental organizations from across Alberta are calling on the province to implement mandatory methane regulations to reduce climate pollution from the oil and gas sector, help meet the Province's emission reduction targets, capture valuable natural gas this is currently wasted and catch up to other leading energy-producing jurisdictions.  

A joint letter was submitted on March 9, 2018 to the Alberta government to inform the development of the Province's new methane regulations for the oil and gas sector. Read more about Strong methane regulations the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to protect our environment, say 16 Alberta organizations

Media Releases & Op-eds

Canada still failing Wood Buffalo National Park a year after UN report

FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. — On the anniversary of Environment Minister Catherine McKenna characterizing an international report that concluded governments have failed to protect Wood Buffalo National Park as a “call to action”, a coalition of Indigenous and environmental groups is still waiting for that action. Read more about Canada still failing Wood Buffalo National Park a year after UN report

Media Releases & Op-eds

Bighorn Regional Advisory Committee advice out of step with most Albertans

On Wednesday the province of Alberta released advice from the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) for the North Saskatchewan Regional Land Use Plan, including an area known as the Bighorn Backcountry.

“This is advice given to a previous government and does not reflect the outlook of most Albertans about the importance of parks, wildlife and water,” says Stephen Legault, program director at Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. Read more about Bighorn Regional Advisory Committee advice out of step with most Albertans

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegate: Capital Region Air Quality Management Framework Implementation Oversight Advisory Committee

Initiative: 
Capital Region Air Quality Management Framework Implementation Oversight Advisory Committee
Position: 
ENGO Sector Member
Application Deadline: 
16 Feb 2018

The Oversight Advisory Committee will be responsible for advising and assisting Alberta Environment and Parks on:  Read more about Call for Delegate: Capital Region Air Quality Management Framework Implementation Oversight Advisory Committee

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegate: CASA Ambient Air Quality Objectives Team

Initiative: 
Ambient Air Quality Objectives Team
Position: 
ENGO Member
Application Deadline: 
16 Feb 2018

Deadline Extended

Ambient air quality objectives are an important part of Alberta’s air quality management system as they help protect the health of Albertan’s and the environment. Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) sets ambient air quality objectives for the province under section 14 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. It is important that the objectives be reviewed on a regular basis and new objectives be developed when there is a need. Read more about Call for Delegate: CASA Ambient Air Quality Objectives Team

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegate: CASA Board of Directors

Initiative: 
Board of Directors
Position: 
Alternate, NGO Industrial
Application Deadline: 
16 Feb 2018

Deadline Extended

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is a multi-stakeholder organization made up of representatives of industry, government, and environmental organizations which develops and recommends strategies to assess and improve air quality in Alberta. Detailed information on CASA is available on their website.

CASA is governed by a board of directors who are appointed by their sectors in accordance with the principle of sectoral self-selection. There are six ENGO representatives on the CASA board; nominally three Directors and three Alternates, with Alternates having the same participation rights as the primary Directors.

This notice is to fill the vacant Alternate position for the NGO Industrial sub-sector. Read more about Call for Delegate: CASA Board of Directors

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