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. 

Call for Delegates

Call for Project Collaborators: Help foster a new wave of climate-energy discourse in Alberta

Initiative: 
Alberta Narratives Project: Help foster a new wave of climate-energy discourse in Alberta
Position: 
Project Collaborators
Application Deadline: 
14 Feb 2018

  • Please fill in the ONLINE APPLICATION form
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email on or before February 21, 2018 
  • Training dates: March 7-8, 2018 in Calgary; June 12-13, 2018 in Edmonton 
  • Participation is open to any Alberta resident able to fulfil the overall project requirements. Collaborators will be selected based on best fit with the project objectives. 
  • There are no fees related to trainings, participants must cover their transportation and accommodation costs 
  • Questions? Please contact Amber Bennett, regional project lead, at [email protected] or 587.435.2152. 

Project summary

The Alberta Narratives Project (ANP) is a new approach to public engagement research that will build research skills and better energy-climate communications in Alberta. Our goal is to create a set of energy-climate narratives based on the unique culture, values and identities of Albertans, and to uncover language and messages that can effectively engage a wider spectrum of audiences.  Read more about Call for Project Collaborators: Help foster a new wave of climate-energy discourse in Alberta

Funding Opportunity

Young Edmonton Grants

Deadline: 
15 Feb 2018

The Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) application is 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 involved in the project’s planning and execution. Read more about Young Edmonton Grants

Media Releases & Op-eds

Public Risk For Oilsands Mines Clean-up Costs Must Be Removed

Albertans face unacceptable risks from unfunded oil sands mine clean-up costs. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes it is time for tar sands mine operators to pay full security for their clean-up obligations and remove this burden from the public.  Read more about Public Risk For Oilsands Mines Clean-up Costs Must Be Removed

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group

Initiative: 
Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group
Position: 
ENGO Members (3)
Application Deadline: 
24 Apr 2017

On March 13, 2015, the Government of Alberta released the Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands to enhance the management of fluid tailings in this region. The Framework provides direction to manage fluid tailings volumes during and after mine operation in order to manage and decrease liability and environmental risk resulting from the accumulation of fluid tailings on the landscape. The Framework can be found online.

Implementation of the Framework is currently underway, and a key priority project in this implementation process is the revision of the Mine Financial Security Program to meet the intent of the Framework. As a result, Alberta Environment and Parks is establishing a Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group.

Alberta Environment and Parks would like to invite three representatives from the ENGO community to actively participate in the working group. Read more about Call for Delegates: Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group

Media Releases & Op-eds

Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation – Report release event

Keepers of the Water is working to address concerns brought forward by Traditional Ecological Knowledge holders in Northern Alberta with our partners, Dene Tha First Nation, Beaver First Nation, North Peace Tribal Council and Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta. 

At our Keepers IX Gathering in 2015, concerns were expressed about the clean-up of pipeline spills. Many thousands of spills have taken place in the Hay River Basin area; these have been spills of oil, diluent, produced water, and combinations of these. Local communities and Traditional Knowledge Holders are concerned about the clean up process after pipeline spills. While in some cases clean up has been certified as ‘complete’ by the Alberta Energy Regulator, ecological effects and residual contamination persist after remediation. Read more about Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation – Report release event

Media Releases & Op-eds

Protected Areas over Paddocks for Alberta’s Endangered Caribou

On December 17, the Alberta government issued a request to build a fenced compound in the west central Little Smoky woodland caribou range, for captive female caribou to have calves. These calves will be released as yearlings into habitat that is becoming even more degraded by new energy-related disturbances and by logging. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that the Alberta government must act swiftly on its promises to apply strict operating limits on new surface disturbance in caribou ranges, and to establish extensive northwest Alberta protected areas, instead of relying on artificial predator controls. Read more about Protected Areas over Paddocks for Alberta’s Endangered Caribou

Media Releases & Op-eds

The Pembina Institute reacts to Alberta Government announcement on 30% renewables target

CALGARY — Sara Hastings-Simon, Clean Energy Program Director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Ministry of Environment and Parks announcement.

“Albertans will benefit from an increase in renewables on the grid. The experience from countless jurisdictions shows that when deployed wisely renewables can reduce power bills for consumers – serving as a price hedge and protecting consumers from volatile commodity prices. Renewables further reduce the need for costly transmission and distribution upgrades, and improve grid resiliency.”

Read more about The Pembina Institute reacts to Alberta Government announcement on 30% renewables target

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