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. 

Ecoliving Tour - Calgary

www.ecolivingfair.ca

The EcoLiving Tour - modeled after the Eco-Solar Tours in Edmonton - was created in 2002 to showcase practical solutions adopted by creative citizens in order to save money with their energy costs and to reduce their reliance on the Earth’s precious resources. Hop on the EcoLiving bus and be transported to various venues in the Calgary area, guided by a knowledgeable facilitator. A host will greet you at each location to show the technology in use and will answer your questions. You might see: alternative energy sources such as solar, geothermal or wind; green building technologies; water saving devices; water wise gardens; and other useful ideas to help you make positive changes to your homes and businesses. You will see these unique technologies in a working setting and witness how the investment is paid off for the owner.

The Tour is a great opportunity to address your questions and concerns - and perhaps produce new ideas. The EcoLiving Tour’s objective is to demonstrate that innovative energy saving and environmental friendly technologies are accessible to everyone, including you! Brought to you by Sustainable Calgary. Read more about Ecoliving Tour - Calgary

Edmonton's LRT - Urgent Call to Action

Edmonton Trolley Coalition

In case you were not aware, administration is urging City Council to delay construction of South LRT south of Southgate, claiming now that the amount earned from the fuel tax rebate will not be enough to cover the entire cost of the loan needed to finance construction. City Council had previously set the completion of LRT all the way to Heritage as a priority. Administration was not asked to re-evaluate Council’s priorities.

Delaying LRT construction will, of course, only result in higher costs in the long run, as construction costs increase faster than interest rates. Council has also committed to redeveloping the Heritage site as a higher density, transit-oriented development. If LRT is delayed, the attraction and value of this development will be diminished.

Administration’s proposal is perhaps penny wise, but definitely pound foolish.

We ask you, please, to contact your city councillor and/or the Citizens Action Centre [496-8200 or [email protected]] to urge Council to follow through with the construction of South LRT all the way to Heritage in one go. Edmontonians have waited long enough. South LRT will form a vital link in the city’s transportation system that will benefit all citizens.

This issue is on the agenda for the Tuesday, May 31st Council meeting. It is important you contact your councillor or the Citizens Action Centre as soon as possible.

Thank you for your action on this issue!

Edmonton Trolley Coalition Read more about Edmonton's LRT - Urgent Call to Action

Conservation-Net Update May 26, 2005

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Edmonton Chapter

In this Issue...

  • Take Action! - Alberta's Environmental Deficit
  • Alberta Conservation Groups urge Victoria's Secret to stop using Alberta's endangered forests for catalogues.
  • Joint initiative will take "Caribou Nation" to the Canadian public and international buyers of Canadian forest products; Alberta's draft Caribou Recovery Plan criticized
  • Environmental groups accuse Kleenex manufacturer of wiping away Canadian forests at annual meeting
  • Weyerhaeuser under increasing pressure to change
  • Add your voice - membership is important!
Read more about Conservation-Net Update May 26, 2005>

Fireweed Friday and AGM (Fireweed Institute)

June Fireweed Friday Meeting
The One Tonne Challenge: Our Personal Contributions to Canada's Kyoto Commitment
and the Fireweed AGM

Friday, June 10, 2005, 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Robertson-Wesley United Church, Memorial Hall, 10209 123 Street

After a contentious Federal budget vote as well as the release of the Federal Government's Kyoto targets, all of us now need to play our part in reducing our greenhouse gases. Come and hear Shelley Sabo from Environment Canada's Project Green as she explains the One Tonne Challenge and describes some of the initiatives being taken locally here in Edmonton. In addition, Godo Stoyko, fascinating award-winning speaker and author as well as President of Carbon Busters, Inc will discuss the range of doable, innovative actions for individuals and workplaces that can assist in reducing greenhouse gases. One example of a larger change was his construction of a solar-powered, off-grid home that has been a 71% reduction in CO2 emissions from a standard home. Read more about Fireweed Friday and AGM (Fireweed Institute)

Parkland Book Launch and Tour

Parkland Institute presents three events celebrating our latest book:

The Return of the Trojan Horse: Alberta and the New World (Dis)Order

Book Launch - Edmonton
Thursday, June 9th, 2005
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Edmonton Room, Stanley Milner Library

  • Public lecture panel featuring: Trevor Harrison (Editor), and two other chapter authors: Jean LaFrance and Tom Fuller
  • Question and Answer period

*Will be followed by a reception (and cash bar) with several of the authors available Read more about Parkland Book Launch and Tour

Wild Bison Recovery Endangered

Government Fails To Add Threatened Plains Bison To Species At Risk List

Alberta Wilderness Association

New Release: May 18, 2005

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Federal Minister of the Environment, has failed to add Plains Bison to the list of species protected under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is frustrated by this decision, which will hamper recovery plans for Plains Bison in the grassland region.

"This region is part of World Wildlife Fund's Global 200 list of most threatened ecosystems," says Cliff Wallis, AWA Past-President and grassland expert. "Canada's refusal to list Plains Bison under the Species at Risk Act limits the ability to use this keystone species in recovery efforts and will also hamper recovery plans for several other species at risk." Read more about Wild Bison Recovery Endangered

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