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. 

Edmonton is a Smart City. Edmonton is a Growing City, but... Is Edmonton Growing Smart?

Sierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter
Rainbow Bridge Communications Company

For immediate release

January 7, 2005
(Edmonton) We want it all: the opportunities and excitement of city living, and a quiet serene place to escape to at night. Although a house in the new suburbs may seem like the perfect solution, there are hidden costs. The Sierra Club of Canada – Prairie Chapter in partnership with Rainbow Bridge Communications is releasing a new educational video that will inspire Edmontonians to take interest and get involved in the way our city develops. In seven fast-paced minutes, "Is Edmonton Growing Smart" illustrates the hidden costs of suburban sprawl and, using examples from Edmonton, the key Smart Growth concepts that will ensure Edmonton remains a clean, healthy, vibrant place to live - long into the future. Read more about Edmonton is a Smart City. Edmonton is a Growing City, but... Is Edmonton Growing Smart?

Enforcing Environmental Law: A Guide to Private Prosecution

Presented by James Mallet, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre

Please join James Mallet of the Environmental Law Centre for the following upcoming presentations in Calgary and Edmonton. R.S.V.P. for either event by telephone at (780) 424-5099 or 1-800-661-4238, by fax at (780) 424-5133 or by email at [email protected]:

Date:

Monday, January 10, 2005

Friday, January 14, 2005

Time:

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Place: Read more about Enforcing Environmental Law: A Guide to Private Prosecution

MMT On Its Way Out in Canada

Sierra Club of Canada

December 16th, 2004

(Ottawa) The controversial fuel additive, MMT, may finally be disappearing from Canadian gas. A recent survey by Sierra Club of Canada revealed that virtually every major refiner of gasoline in Canada has started phasing out MMT, a manganese based replacement for lead. Like lead, manganese is neuro-toxic. MMT is also a threat to air quality due to its propensity to gum up catalytic converters in automobiles. MMT results in more air pollution. Its health and environmental threats led the Government to ban it in the late 1990s. However, various trade challenges, including Chapter 11 of NAFTA, resulted in the repeal of the legislation. Nevertheless, pressure from the car makers, environmentalists and health protection groups has not disappeared. Read more about MMT On Its Way Out in Canada

Wildlands Advocate -- December 2004

The December 2004 issue of Wild Lands Advocate
is now available at www.AlbertaWilderness.ca

Inside this Issue:

Coal Bed Methane Comes to Rumsey:
Can Alberta's Best Aspen Parkland Protected Area Survive?
By Dr. Shirley Bray

Triumph of the Commons:
The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
By Dr. Valerius Geist

Alberta Wilderness Watch


  • New Report: Primrose-Lakeland Worthy of Protection
    by Dr. Ian Urquhart

  • Forest Succession on Seismic Lines, Wellsites and Roads
Read more about Wildlands Advocate -- December 2004>

Appeal Court Judge Denies Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort Permission to Appeal

Alberta League for Environmentally Responsible Tourism

December 1, 2004

In a decision released yesterday, the Honourable Justice Berger dismissed an application by 1006335 Alberta Inc. for leave to appeal the decision of
the Clearwater County Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB).

In their June 2004 decision, the SDAB had denied 1006355 Alberta Inc. a development permit for their proposed Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort.

The Appeal Court Judge denied permission to appeal the SDAB’s decision because the appeal would have little chance of success.

The Judge found that the main basis for the SDAB’s decision was the lack of information provided by the proponent. The Appeal Court decision states, “the results of any appeal to this Court would, in my opinion, not result in a reversal of the SDAB. In summary, the evidentiary deficiencies noted by the SDAB are incapable of being overcome.” Read more about Appeal Court Judge Denies Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort Permission to Appeal

Action Alert: The Trans-Canada Twinning Plan for Banff National Park

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Calgary/Banff Chapter

To its credit, Parks Canada has arrived at a plan for the further
twinning and improvement of the Trans-Canada Highway that we at CPAWS
feel we can support. The plan includes provisions for highway fencing
and the construction of a series of 18 wildlife crossing structures
designed and located as prescribed by good-quality science.

There are, however, several within the commercial community in Banff
National Park who are publicly voicing their reservations about the Read more about Action Alert: The Trans-Canada Twinning Plan for Banff National Park

Seeking Nominations for 14th Annual Emerald Awards

Alberta Emerald Foundation for Environmental Excellence
14th Annual Emerald Awards

The Emerald Foundation is once again seeking individuals, organizations and
community groups in Alberta that have demonstrated excellence in activities
to protect, preserve, enhance and sustain our environment. Nomination forms
for the 2005 Emerald Awards to recognize these individuals are now available
from the Alberta Emerald Foundation for Environmental Excellence or from the
website at www.emeraldawards.com. Read more about Seeking Nominations for 14th Annual Emerald Awards

Candidates, Media Miss The Mark On Environmental Issues In Election

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: November 18, 2004

Despite recent surveys indicating Albertans rank the environment among the highest of priorities,
neither the candidates themselves nor the media have addressed environmental issues in the current provincial election. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) says the inadequacy of election coverage
and candidate unwillingness or inability to respond to a recent AWA environmental survey is indicative of how an issue of central importance to Albertans is being ignored. Read more about Candidates, Media Miss The Mark On Environmental Issues In Election

Report Urges Governments to Put a Price Tag on Nature

Ducks Unlimited Canada just released a report by Dr. Nancy Olewiler, a
professor of economics and director of the Public Policy Program at Simon
Fraser University in Vancouver that illustrates the economic value of
conservation. For those who think the environment and economy are
co-dependent, this will be of great interest.

Visit the attached link to the report on the Ducks Unlimited website:

http://www.ducks.ca/aboutduc/news/archives/2004/041115.html Read more about Report Urges Governments to Put a Price Tag on Nature

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