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. 

Setting the Agenda: 2019 AEN Fall Assembly

AEN members are invited to come together at the AEN Fall Assembly taking place on November 22 & 23 in Edmonton.

A bold, new approach is required to address the unique and ever-changing challenges faced by Albertans who are highly engaged in environmental work. The AEN Board and staff have determined to chart a new course, with new strategies, to effectively meet the many, diverse goals of our members. Your participation in the Assembly is vital at this pivotal stage. Read more about Setting the Agenda: 2019 AEN Fall Assembly

Economic analysis finds clean energy future is cheaper than gas: Pembina Institute

Solar, wind, battery storage, energy efficiency and demand flexibility are reliable replacement for coal

CALGARY — Paired with battery storage and energy efficiency, electricity from solar and wind is now capable of generating electricity with the same reliability and lower cost than gas plants, even in Alberta where natural gas is relatively inexpensive. Read more about Economic analysis finds clean energy future is cheaper than gas: Pembina Institute

Habitat Actions Urgent for Alberta’s Newly Listed Threatened and Endangered Fish

On August 21, Alberta’s ‘provincial fish’ – the Bull Trout – plus Alberta’s only native rainbow trout – the Athabasca Rainbow Trout – each received long overdue listing under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA): Bull Trout are now listed as Threatened with extinction, Athabasca Rainbow Trout listed as Endangered. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and Canadian fish expert Dr. John R. Post are calling on both the provincial and federal governments to quickly undertake recovery actions and protect the habitats of these iconic species. Read more about Habitat Actions Urgent for Alberta’s Newly Listed Threatened and Endangered Fish

Pembina Institute recognized for convening businesses and communities around climate action

Pembina Institute receives top awards from Canada’s Clean50

TORONTO — Two flagship projects launched by the Pembina Institute were honoured today as recipients of the 2020 Canada’s Clean50 Top Project award. The Business Coalition for a Clean Economy and the Alberta Narratives Project are among 20 projects receiving the award.  Read more about Pembina Institute recognized for convening businesses and communities around climate action

Where does your local candidate stand on the environment?

As both the Federal Election race and the climate heat up, it is crucially important to find out where the parties, and where your local candidates stand on the environment. Across the country, local organizers are holding non-partisan, all-candidates forums focusing on environmental issues on or around October 3.  The national 100 Debates on the Environment initiative is being co-ordinated by GreenPAC, with support from Équiterre in Quebec.

Debates currently planned for Alberta:

Banff-Airdrie | 7:00-9:00 PM
Town of Canmore Council Chambers | 902 7 Avenue, Canmore
Bow Valley Naturalists | Bow Valley Climate Action | Canmore Commons
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Calgary-Centre | 6:00-8:00 PM
Marda Loop Communities Association | 3130 16 Street SW, Calgary
Calgary Climate Hub | Engineers without Borders - Calgary Chapter
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Calgary-Confederation | 7:00-9:15 PM
AWA Cottage School | 455 12 Street NW, Calgary
Alberta Wilderness Association
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Edmonton-Strathcona | 7:00-9:00 PM
Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) E1-007 | University of Alberta, Edmonton
University of Alberta - 100 Debates on the Environment Group
Facebook | Livestream Read more about Where does your local candidate stand on the environment?

Applications open for Fall Climate Leadership Program

From the Regeneration Learning Society:

We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for year the Fall Climate Leadership Program (the CLP). Applications are open until noon, October 14, 2019. The application form and information package are available for download at: regenerationsociety.ca. Read more about Applications open for Fall Climate Leadership Program

Global Climate Strike - September 20-27

As world leaders prepare to gather in New York for the UN Climate Action Summit, millions of children and students across Canada and around the world will be hitting the streets again on Friday  to demand action on the climate crisis from all levels of government and society. They are calling on people of all ages to join them in a week of Global Climate Action from September 20–27.

Climate Strike groups across Canada are kicking off the week with a march and "die-in" protest on Friday, September 20:

The culmination of Global Climate Week will be another series of climate strikes across Canada on Friday, September 27. Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, whose actions inspired the global Fridays for Future climate strike movement, will be marching with climate strikers in Montréal.

Check Global Climate Strike for a Climate Strike in your town or city. GoodWork has compiled a good list of Global Climate Strike links and resources.

In between, there are a myriad of climate events and actions planned, some of which are listed in the Upcoming Events section of this email. Check out the Edmonton Climate Strike page for a schedule of events in Edmonton. The Calgary Climate Hub has a list of happenings in Calgary.  Read more about Global Climate Strike - September 20-27

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