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. 

Tell Minister McKenna that dirty thermal coal has no place in the 21st Century

From Ecojustice:

Thermal coal is a 19th century fuel that has no place in 2019.

So why is a massive Canadian coal mine expansion on the table?

Thermal coal is the dirtiest form of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel. It’s toxic for human health and disastrous for the climate.

Despite this, mining company Coalspur wants to expand its Vista thermal coal mine, located in Alberta, to double or even triple its current planned capacity to extract thermal coal. If this happens, up to 15 million tonnes of coal could be extracted every year for export to coal plants overseas.

To put this into context, the greenhouse gas emissions, from burning that amount of coal, would be equal to the total annual emissions from more than 7 million cars.

With the help of supporters like you, Ecojustice has confronted dirty coal projects in the past. Now, on behalf of the Keepers of the Water and the West Athabasca Watershed Bioregional Society, we’re calling on the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to show climate leadership by ordering an environmental assessment of the Vista mine expansion. Read more about Tell Minister McKenna that dirty thermal coal has no place in the 21st Century

Caribou: Alberta-Canada Draft Agreement

The governments of Alberta and Canada recently released a draft agreement on timelines and actions to develop woodland caribou recovery plans. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) supports much of the agreement but remains very concerned that interim habitat protection is needed for Alberta and Canada to follow through. Read more about Caribou: Alberta-Canada Draft Agreement

Public Consultation: Agreement for the Conservation and Recovery of the Woodland Caribou in Alberta

Initiative: 
Agreement for the Conservation and Recovery of the Woodland Caribou in Alberta
Deadline: 
7 Sep 2019

From the Species at Risk Public Registry website:

The purpose of this agreement is to set out effective conservation and recovery measures that will be taken by the parties to support the conservation and recovery of Woodland Caribou critical habitat and local populations in Alberta. These measures include: habitat conservation and management, population management, population and habitat monitoring, and range planning. Read more about Public Consultation: Agreement for the Conservation and Recovery of the Woodland Caribou in Alberta

CIP Project-Based Grants

Deadline: 
15 Sep 2019

From the CIP website:

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Project-Based grant stream supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for:

  • new programs and initiatives
  • community events
  • community publications

Full details & application instructions Read more about CIP Project-Based Grants

Call for Nominations: Air Quality Management System Advisory Group

Initiative: 
Air Quality Management System Advisory Group, Air Management Committee
Position: 
Non-government or Indigenous Organization Representative
Application Deadline: 
23 Aug 2019

CCME’s Air Management Committee is requesting nominations for one representative from a non-government or Indigenous organization to participate in the Air Quality Management System Advisory Group. The group provides advice on the ongoing implementation, improvement and operation of the Air Quality Management System.

Full details & application instructions (PDF) Read more about Call for Nominations: Air Quality Management System Advisory Group

Public Engagement on Draft Section 11 Conservation Agreement for Woodland Caribou

Initiative: 
Canada-Alberta Section 11 Conservation Agreement for Woodland Caribou
Deadline: 
6 Oct 2019

From the Talk AEP website:

Alberta is working towards an agreement with Canada that will set out how the two governments will work to stabilize and recover woodland caribou populations in Alberta. Read more about Public Engagement on Draft Section 11 Conservation Agreement for Woodland Caribou

Panel recommends approval of Teck’s Frontier Oil Sands Mine project, just 30-km south of Wood Buffalo National Park

EDMONTON – A Joint Review Panel recommends approval of Teck’s Frontier Oil Sands Mine project, despite acknowledgments of a long list of adverse environmental impacts, including high risks to wildlife that use the area 

In the same month that the UN warns Canada of swift action required to stop the degradation of Wood Buffalo National Park, a massive 290 sq-km open-pit oil sands mine project has been recommended for approval, which would place it just 30-km south of the Park’s borders. The project would be the largest of its kind in Alberta. The provincial-federal Joint Review Panel found the project to be in the public’s interest, despite the findings that it,

[…] is likely to result in significant adverse environmental effects to wetlands, old-growth forests, wetland- and old-growth-reliant species at risk, the Ronald Lake bison herd, and biodiversity.” And “likely to result in significant adverse effects to the asserted rights, use of lands and resources, and culture of indigenous groups who use the project area. The proposed mitigation measures have not been proven to be effective or to fully mitigate project effects on the environment or on indigenous rights, use of lands and resources, and culture.” Read more about Panel recommends approval of Teck’s Frontier Oil Sands Mine project, just 30-km south of Wood Buffalo National Park

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