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. 

Media Release

Strong methane regulations the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to protect our environment, say 16 Alberta organizations

Joint letter urges the alberta government to seize the economic and environmental opportunity available by enacting strong methane regulations to capture wasted natural gas

Edmonton, Alberta—16 community and environmental organizations from across Alberta are calling on the province to implement mandatory methane regulations to reduce climate pollution from the oil and gas sector, help meet the Province's emission reduction targets, capture valuable natural gas this is currently wasted and catch up to other leading energy-producing jurisdictions.  

A joint letter was submitted on March 9, 2018 to the Alberta government to inform the development of the Province's new methane regulations for the oil and gas sector. Read more about Strong methane regulations the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to protect our environment, say 16 Alberta organizations

Media Release

Canada still failing Wood Buffalo National Park a year after UN report

FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. — On the anniversary of Environment Minister Catherine McKenna characterizing an international report that concluded governments have failed to protect Wood Buffalo National Park as a “call to action”, a coalition of Indigenous and environmental groups is still waiting for that action. Read more about Canada still failing Wood Buffalo National Park a year after UN report

Media Release

Bighorn Regional Advisory Committee advice out of step with most Albertans

On Wednesday the province of Alberta released advice from the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) for the North Saskatchewan Regional Land Use Plan, including an area known as the Bighorn Backcountry.

“This is advice given to a previous government and does not reflect the outlook of most Albertans about the importance of parks, wildlife and water,” says Stephen Legault, program director at Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. Read more about Bighorn Regional Advisory Committee advice out of step with most Albertans

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegate: Capital Region Air Quality Management Framework Implementation Oversight Advisory Committee

Initiative: 
Capital Region Air Quality Management Framework Implementation Oversight Advisory Committee
Position: 
ENGO Sector Member
Application Deadline: 
16 Feb 2018

The Oversight Advisory Committee will be responsible for advising and assisting Alberta Environment and Parks on:  Read more about Call for Delegate: Capital Region Air Quality Management Framework Implementation Oversight Advisory Committee

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegate: CASA Ambient Air Quality Objectives Team

Initiative: 
Ambient Air Quality Objectives Team
Position: 
ENGO Member
Application Deadline: 
16 Feb 2018

Deadline Extended

Ambient air quality objectives are an important part of Alberta’s air quality management system as they help protect the health of Albertan’s and the environment. Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) sets ambient air quality objectives for the province under section 14 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. It is important that the objectives be reviewed on a regular basis and new objectives be developed when there is a need. Read more about Call for Delegate: CASA Ambient Air Quality Objectives Team

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegate: CASA Board of Directors

Initiative: 
Board of Directors
Position: 
Alternate, NGO Industrial
Application Deadline: 
16 Feb 2018

Deadline Extended

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is a multi-stakeholder organization made up of representatives of industry, government, and environmental organizations which develops and recommends strategies to assess and improve air quality in Alberta. Detailed information on CASA is available on their website.

CASA is governed by a board of directors who are appointed by their sectors in accordance with the principle of sectoral self-selection. There are six ENGO representatives on the CASA board; nominally three Directors and three Alternates, with Alternates having the same participation rights as the primary Directors.

This notice is to fill the vacant Alternate position for the NGO Industrial sub-sector. Read more about Call for Delegate: CASA Board of Directors

Call for Delegates

Call for Project Collaborators: Help foster a new wave of climate-energy discourse in Alberta

Initiative: 
Alberta Narratives Project: Help foster a new wave of climate-energy discourse in Alberta
Position: 
Project Collaborators
Application Deadline: 
14 Feb 2018

  • Please fill in the ONLINE APPLICATION form
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email on or before February 21, 2018 
  • Training dates: March 7-8, 2018 in Calgary; June 12-13, 2018 in Edmonton 
  • Participation is open to any Alberta resident able to fulfil the overall project requirements. Collaborators will be selected based on best fit with the project objectives. 
  • There are no fees related to trainings, participants must cover their transportation and accommodation costs 
  • Questions? Please contact Amber Bennett, regional project lead, at [email protected] or 587.435.2152. 

Project summary

The Alberta Narratives Project (ANP) is a new approach to public engagement research that will build research skills and better energy-climate communications in Alberta. Our goal is to create a set of energy-climate narratives based on the unique culture, values and identities of Albertans, and to uncover language and messages that can effectively engage a wider spectrum of audiences.  Read more about Call for Project Collaborators: Help foster a new wave of climate-energy discourse in Alberta

Funding Opportunity

Young Edmonton Grants

Deadline: 
15 Feb 2018

The Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) application is now open!

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

The 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

Media Release

Public Risk For Oilsands Mines Clean-up Costs Must Be Removed

Albertans face unacceptable risks from unfunded oil sands mine clean-up costs. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes it is time for tar sands mine operators to pay full security for their clean-up obligations and remove this burden from the public.  Read more about Public Risk For Oilsands Mines Clean-up Costs Must Be Removed

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