News & Updates

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

Media Releases & Op-eds

A Strong Majority of Albertans Support the Bighorn Country Proposal

EDMONTON – A new public opinion survey shows the vast majority of Albertans support greater conservation in the Bighorn region of the Rocky Mountains west of Nordegg.

The Government of Alberta is currently consulting on a proposal for a new network of parks and public land in west-central Alberta called Bighorn Country. Bighorn Country includes a wildland provincial park, three provincial parks, four public recreation areas and two Public Land Use Zones. Read more about A Strong Majority of Albertans Support the Bighorn Country Proposal

Funding Opportunity

Watershed Stewardship Grant

Deadline: 
15 Feb 2019

The Watershed Stewardship Grant (WSG) Program provides funding to support collaborative, community-based stewardship efforts consistent with the principles, goals and outcomes of Alberta’s Water for Life strategy. Grants are generally issued once per year to eligible groups on a per-project basis. Read more about Watershed Stewardship Grant

Media Releases & Op-eds

Alberta’s REP auction: Smart policy delivers good news

Pembina Institute reacts to Renewable Electricity Program announcement

CALGARY — Binnu Jeyakumar, Director, Clean Energy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Alberta’s announcement on this year’s competitive procurement process for renewables: Read more about Alberta’s REP auction: Smart policy delivers good news

Media Releases & Op-eds

Biodiversity Stewardship Area Proposal South of Wood Buffalo National Park Welcome

Today the Alberta government proposed permanent protection of a significant area of lands south of Wood Buffalo National Park that are important for wildlife and Indigenous communities. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes this proposal and the associated public consultation process. Read more about Biodiversity Stewardship Area Proposal South of Wood Buffalo National Park Welcome

Media Releases & Op-eds

Public Lands Should Not Be Sold

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Peace River Country Photo
Peace River Country. Photo © AWA Files

In a recent speech, Jason Kenney, Leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), expressed interest in selling a significant area of public lands in Alberta’s northern Peace River Country should the UCP win the next provincial election. The sold parcels would then be converted to agricultural land. Read more about Public Lands Should Not Be Sold

Media Releases & Op-eds

Alberta’s methane regulations will fail to meet provincial reduction target

Province fails to demonstrate how carbon price and methane rules will achieve the GHG reductions needed to match federal rules

CALGARY, AB – Based on new comprehensive modelling, Alberta’s methane regulations will allow oil and gas companies to release far greater volumes of harmful methane pollution than if they followed the federal methane regulations enacted earlier this year by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).   In Alberta, the ECCC rules would reduce methane pollution in 2025 by almost 35 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) while the Alberta rules released today will reduce only 22 million tonnes of CO2e.  This equals a reduction of 36%, clearly failing to achieve Alberta’s own 45% methane reduction commitment, squandering one of the highest-value, lowest-cost opportunities to deliver significant progress towards Alberta’s and Canada’s climate goals.  Regrettably, recent research shows Alberta’s proposed carbon pricing regime offers no rescue for this missed opportunity because the carbon price does not cover, nor apply to the majority of methane emissions. Read more about Alberta’s methane regulations will fail to meet provincial reduction target

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