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.

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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 Opportunity: Development Coordinator, Indigenous Climate Action

Position: 
Development Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
8 Feb 2021
Location: 
Remote

Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is looking for someone with passion, who enjoys working on a team, setting precedents, and is committed to true Indigenous Climate Justice to support us in the administration and operationalization of our donor engagement strategies in a REMOTE, long-term, contracted position. ICA has no centralized office and all staff and employees work from various locations across the country.  Read more about Job Opportunity: Development Coordinator, Indigenous Climate Action

Job Opportunity: Youth Engagement Lead, Indigenous Climate Action

Position: 
Youth Engagement Lead
Application Deadline: 
29 Jan 2021
Location: 
Remote

Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is looking for someone with passion, who enjoys working on a team, setting precedents, and is committed to true Indigenous Climate Justice to serve as its Youth Engagement Lead in a REMOTE full time position. ICA has no centralized office and all staff and employees work from various locations across the country.  Read more about Job Opportunity: Youth Engagement Lead, Indigenous Climate Action

Coal? Are you serious? A call for oversight on new coal developments in Alberta

From the action alert:

On June 1st, a provincial Coal Policy that has been in place since 1976 was rescinded by the Government of Alberta. The cancellation of the policy removed land zoning that restricted open pit coal mining and coal exploration in some of Alberta’s most environmentally sensitive areas.  Read more about Coal? Are you serious? A call for oversight on new coal developments in Alberta

Cancelling Leases, Pausing Lease Sales in Category 2 Lands – A Good First Step

Yesterday, Energy Minister Sonya Savage delivered a small, but important, reward to the thousands of Albertans and Canadians who have objected to the provincial government’s unilateral decision to revoke the 1976 Coal Policy. She announced that 11 leases sold in December would be cancelled. She also announced a “pause” in offering more lease parcels for sale in the Coal Policy’s Category 2 lands. Read more about Cancelling Leases, Pausing Lease Sales in Category 2 Lands – A Good First Step

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Iron & Earth

Position: 
Executive Director
Application Deadline: 
14 Feb 2021
Location: 
Remote

Job type: Permanent full-time staff position
Start date: April/May or earlier if possible. A later start date could also be negotiated.
Compensation: $90-100k annually
Benefits: Benefits package available after three months

We are hiring a new Executive Director to take our organization to new heights. Iron & Earth is poised for growth and we require an exceptional leader who can effectively scale our organization’s initiatives.

The Executive Director’s core mission is to maximize Iron & Earth’s positive impact towards our purpose, pillars and values. 

The Executive Director provides oversight, overall management, planning, vision and leadership for Iron & Earth’s initiatives. Key activity areas include strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, team building, constituency and stakeholder engagement, communications, governance and project management. The Executive Director employs an empowering approach when collaborating with team members to nurture an environment of shared responsibility and accountability. Read more about Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Iron & Earth

Job Opportunity: CEO, Iron & Earth Industries

Position: 
CEO
Application Deadline: 
14 Feb 2021
Location: 
Remote

Job type: Permanent full-time staff position
Start date: April/May or earlier if possible. A later start date could also be negotiated. 
Base salary: $90,000 - $100,000 annually
Benefits: Benefits package available after three months

We are hiring a founding CEO to lead our new startup social enterprise, Iron & Earth Industries, a worker-driven climate careers training company. All profits from Industries will be invested in Iron & Earth’s nonprofit activities. 

The CEO’s core mission will be to launch Iron & Earth Industries as a social enterprise capable of scaling our training programs and services. The top-level-goals for the CEO are to help ensure Iron & Earth supports the thousands of industry and Indigenous workers who are ready for climate careers and generates resources to support Iron & Earth’s nonprofit activities.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join a team at the ground level of building a social enterprise poised to make a tangible contribution to getting workers into the over one million climate jobs that the net-zero economy will require.

The CEO provides oversight, overall management, planning, vision and leadership for Iron & Earth Industry’s work including strategy, finance, resource development, human resources, constituency and stakeholder engagement, communications, and board development. The CEO employs an empowering approach when collaborating with team members to nurture an environment of shared responsibility and accountability. Read more about Job Opportunity: CEO, Iron & Earth Industries

Coal Mining in Alberta's Eastern Slopes

First Nations and landowners request review of coal policy rescindment

Court challenges are expected to begin next week over the Alberta government’s decision to rescind the coal policy, which restricted exploration and development of open-pit coal mines in the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Read more about Coal Mining in Alberta's Eastern Slopes

Revoking the Coal Policy – Taking Alberta to Court

Alberta’s Minister of Energy was well aware that, when she revoked Alberta’s 1976 Coal Policy, she did so despite the fact that several government commitments to land-use planning would not be fulfilled. Confidential departmental advice given to Energy Minister Savage in March 2020 outlines this unmistakably. Read more about Revoking the Coal Policy – Taking Alberta to Court

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