Job Posting

Job Opportunity: Partner and Community Engagement Manager, Alberta Ecotrust

Position: 
Partner and Community Engagement Manager
Organization: 
Application Deadline: 
5 Aug 2018
Location: 
Calgary

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation is searching for a person who really understands the power and potential of authentic relationships and who thrives on hosting and holding space for people and ideas. You embrace complexity and systemic design, are responsive to the needs of people and organizations with diverse perspectives, and use approaches looking for common ground and solutions for a healthy environment. This new position of Partner and Community Engagement Manager (PCEM) will require someone with a special suite of skills. Read more about Job Opportunity: Partner and Community Engagement Manager, Alberta Ecotrust

Call for Delegates

Call for Nominations: CAAQS Development and Review Working Group

Initiative: 
Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards Development and Review Working Group
Position: 
Non-Governmental or Indigenous Organization Representative
Application Deadline: 
30 Jul 2018

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is the primary, minister-led intergovernmental forum in Canada for collective action on environmental issues of national and international concern. The 14 member governments work as partners in developing consistent environmental standards and practices. Read more about Call for Nominations: CAAQS Development and Review Working Group

Job Posting

Job Opportunity: Program Director - Climate Change, Ecojustice

Position: 
Program Director - Climate Change
Application Deadline: 
27 Jul 2018

The Program Directors lead our program work in the following three areas: Climate Change, Nature, and Healthy Communities. Program Directors provide strong leadership across Ecojustice litigation and law reform priorities, coordinating with each other, with their program teams, and with other members of the Leadership Team to maximize organizational impact by inspiring precedent-setting litigation and taking other actions that strengthen and enforce Canada's environmental laws.

Reporting to the Executive Director and managing a cross-regional team of staff lawyers and scientists with subject matter expertise, the Program Director Climate Change leads strategy and oversees delivery of the Climate Change area of our work. This role works closely with the Program Director Nature and the Program Director - Healthy Communities. Read more about Job Opportunity: Program Director - Climate Change, Ecojustice

Action Alert

Preserve Edmonton's river valley from industry - stop Epcor's solar power plant

Sign THE petition!

If you support solar – but not in the river valley, call or email your city councilor and the mayor to let them know. Want to do more? Contact ERVCC to find out how you can lend a hand to our campaign. Still more? Attend and speak at the public hearing on the rezoning (date TBC) this spring. Read more about Preserve Edmonton's river valley from industry - stop Epcor's solar power plant

Media Release

Canada’s failure to protect Wood Buffalo National Park to be raised at UNESCO meeting

As UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee convenes this week for its annual meeting in Manama, Bahrain, Indigenous and environmental groups are calling on Canada to do more to protect its largest park, Wood Buffalo National Park.

Members of Mikisew Cree First Nation are in Bahrain to present to World Heritage Committee members. They will urge Canada to implement all seventeen of the Committee’s recommendations to ensure protection of Wood Buffalo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more about Canada’s failure to protect Wood Buffalo National Park to be raised at UNESCO meeting

Media Release

Alberta Energy Regulator approves another deficient oilsands tailings plan

Pembina Institute reacts to approval of Syncrude’s Aurora North Mine tailings plan

EDMONTON — Jodi McNeill, technical and policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) latest tailings management plan approval:

“This is the fifth approved tailings management plan that doesn’t comply with the AER’s Directive 085. Syncrude’s plan relies on composite tailings (CT) and water capping to treat its tailings. The AER questions whether CT deposits can support final closure landscapes, and water capping is an unproven technology that is not authorized by the regulator. Read more about Alberta Energy Regulator approves another deficient oilsands tailings plan

Action Alert

Pledge your support for the Bighorn Wildland Park

The Bighorn Backcountry needs you right now!

Albertans live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth and we love to get out there to enjoy it. That’s worth protecting. Take a minute to help protect the nature you love before we miss our chance! Read more about Pledge your support for the Bighorn Wildland Park

Call for Input

Draft PM2.5 objective posted for public comment

Initiative: 
Ambient Air Quality Objectives and Guidelines— Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)
Deadline: 
25 Jul 2018

On May 25, 2018, Alberta Environment & Parks posted the draft Amibient Air Quality Objectives and Guidelines — Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) for a 60-day public review and comment period. The draft guideline proposes reducing the 24-hour objective to 29µg/m3 from 30µg/m3. Read more about Draft PM2.5 objective posted for public comment

Job Posting

Summer Student Job Opportunity with the Alberta Environmental Network

Position: 
Research and Communications Assistant (RCA)
Organization: 
Application Deadline: 
10 May 2018
Location: 
Edmonton
Calgary
flexible within Alberta

Please note that this position requires that certain conditions be met as it is partially funded by Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs programs. Details below.

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) believes that to effectively preserve and protect Alberta’s environment – addressing a wide range of issues including climate change, energy, land use and conservation, air and water issues - interested environmental non-government organizations (ENGOs) and other Albertans need support to strategize, collaborate, share information, build capacity and mobilize.

This position offers you an opportunity to play an important role in expanding the AEN’s reach and impact as the AEN enters a phase of rejuvenation and strategic development guided by its members. As part of a small staff that is adapting its organizational programs and services to meet the needs and optimize the opportunities of AEN members, you would help drive the process forward through responsibilities that range from capturing the history of the organization to reaching out to established and prospective AEN members to contributing to the development a communications plan. Read more about Summer Student Job Opportunity with the Alberta Environmental Network

Funding Opportunity

Young Edmonton Grants

Deadline: 
15 May 2018

Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) application now open!

Requests can be made for up to $3,000.

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

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