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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.

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Climb and Run for Wilderness 2010 an outstanding success!

An estimated 1,500 climbers brought forth their wild side today in support of Alberta's wildlife and wilderness at the 19th annual Earth Day celebration held at the Calgary Tower. Participants came from as far as Tampa, Florida and Vancouver, B.C.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) played host to the 19th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness. "Truly the Best Earth Day Event in the West, and a celebration of Alberta's wildlife and wild spaces, this event attracted the largest crowds ever, and the widest range of people, corporations and supporters. The day was filled with the knowledge that we can truly make a difference," says AWA Executive Director Christyann Olson. Read more about Climb and Run for Wilderness 2010 an outstanding success!

Materials from Greenhouse Gas Roundup Part II Webinar available for download

If you’re like many Albertans, you’re probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about climate change. The most overdue questions may be about soil not oil. For example:

  • How can agricultural producers participate in the carbon market?
  • Will international climate change agreements influence land use activities?
  • Could more land users be regulated for emissions reduction as seen in the energy sector?

The Environmental Law Centre has made materials from their recent "Greenhouse Gas Roundup Part II: Agriculture Webinar"available for download. You can watch the presentation below, or on YouTube and visit the ELC website to download the slides.

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Let the Climb Begin! Climb & Run for Wilderness

Climb & Run for Wilderness
at the Calgary Tower (101 – 9th Ave. S.W.)

Saturday, April 17, 2010. 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday April 17, more than 1,000 Calgarians of all ages are expected to attend the 19th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness at the Calgary Tower. Hosted by Alberta Wilderness Association, this is Calgary’s premier Earth Day celebration, where participants take this unique opportunity to climb the 802 stairs to the top of the Calgary Tower. Read more about Let the Climb Begin! Climb & Run for Wilderness

RCEN e-Bulletin — 14 April 2010

Network News

April 14th, 2010

April 22 is Earth Day – Join an Event near You!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by getting together with friends, family and co-workers. Mark the occasion by participating in one of the many events being organized by environmental groups across the country! Here’s how you can find one:
Remember that you can also add your own event for free. Happy Earth Day!

Caucus Elections: Take an Active Role in Leading Your Caucus

Attention all RCEN members! Steering Committee elections are now underway for 10 of our national caucuses. This is your chance to take an active role in shaping your caucus' activities and making decisions that will directly benefit your peers and ultimately, the success of our Network. Any member of the RCEN can apply from now until April 27th. More…

Download our International Year of Biodiversity Tool Kit

A practical resource for both organizations and individuals, the IYB Tool Kit features: tips on how to get involved locally for biodiversity protection; accessible information about the Convention on Biological Diversity; presentations on the Green Wave and more. Download the IYB Tool Kit

Biodiversity Hotspot #6: Oceanic Road Kill

Killer whales are found in oceans all over the world, from arctic to tropical waters. They live in pods of 40-50 individuals, can live to be 50-80yrs old and have no natural predators. They are also intelligent and deadly hunters. Yet somehow the whales, also know as orcas, find themselves on the Species at Risk Act list. How is this happening? More…

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Warm-Up Time for Calgary Tower Climbers

On stairwells all around the city, enthusiastic climbers are brushing off the winter cobwebs and warming up those leg muscles, getting ready to climb to the top of the Calgary Tower this coming Saturday.

Saturday April 17 is, of course, the date for the city’s premier Earth Day celebration, the Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness, hosted by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA). There are now just four days to go until the Tower will open to people of all ages and abilities, who will scale the stairs, all 802 of them, in support of Alberta’s beautiful wild lands, wild waters and wildlife. Read more about Warm-Up Time for Calgary Tower Climbers

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