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. 

Applications open for Fall Climate Leadership Program

From the Regeneration Learning Society:

We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for year the Fall Climate Leadership Program (the CLP). Applications are open until noon, October 14, 2019. The application form and information package are available for download at: regenerationsociety.ca. Read more about Applications open for Fall Climate Leadership Program

Global Climate Strike - September 20-27

As world leaders prepare to gather in New York for the UN Climate Action Summit, millions of children and students across Canada and around the world will be hitting the streets again on Friday  to demand action on the climate crisis from all levels of government and society. They are calling on people of all ages to join them in a week of Global Climate Action from September 20–27.

Climate Strike groups across Canada are kicking off the week with a march and "die-in" protest on Friday, September 20:

The culmination of Global Climate Week will be another series of climate strikes across Canada on Friday, September 27. Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, whose actions inspired the global Fridays for Future climate strike movement, will be marching with climate strikers in Montréal.

Check Global Climate Strike for a Climate Strike in your town or city. GoodWork has compiled a good list of Global Climate Strike links and resources.

In between, there are a myriad of climate events and actions planned, some of which are listed in the Upcoming Events section of this email. Check out the Edmonton Climate Strike page for a schedule of events in Edmonton. The Calgary Climate Hub has a list of happenings in Calgary.  Read more about Global Climate Strike - September 20-27

Job Opportunity: Communications Coordinator, CPAWS Northern Alberta

Position: 
Communications Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
20 Sep 2019
Location: 
Edmonton

Are you passionate about nature and environmental conservation? Do you have a way with words? Do you want to use your strategic communications skills for a good cause? If you answered yes to these questions, then the Northern Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has the perfect position for you. We are seeking applications for a part-time Communications Coordinator to join us in our Edmonton office for six months, with a possibility of extension. The prefered start date of the position is mid-October. Salary will be $22,000-$24,000 per year, dependent on experience. 

Full job description & application instructions Read more about Job Opportunity: Communications Coordinator, CPAWS Northern Alberta

Tell Minister McKenna that dirty thermal coal has no place in the 21st Century

From Ecojustice:

Thermal coal is a 19th century fuel that has no place in 2019.

So why is a massive Canadian coal mine expansion on the table?

Thermal coal is the dirtiest form of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel. It’s toxic for human health and disastrous for the climate.

Despite this, mining company Coalspur wants to expand its Vista thermal coal mine, located in Alberta, to double or even triple its current planned capacity to extract thermal coal. If this happens, up to 15 million tonnes of coal could be extracted every year for export to coal plants overseas.

To put this into context, the greenhouse gas emissions, from burning that amount of coal, would be equal to the total annual emissions from more than 7 million cars.

With the help of supporters like you, Ecojustice has confronted dirty coal projects in the past. Now, on behalf of the Keepers of the Water and the West Athabasca Watershed Bioregional Society, we’re calling on the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to show climate leadership by ordering an environmental assessment of the Vista mine expansion. Read more about Tell Minister McKenna that dirty thermal coal has no place in the 21st Century

Caribou: Alberta-Canada Draft Agreement

The governments of Alberta and Canada recently released a draft agreement on timelines and actions to develop woodland caribou recovery plans. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) supports much of the agreement but remains very concerned that interim habitat protection is needed for Alberta and Canada to follow through. Read more about Caribou: Alberta-Canada Draft Agreement

Public Consultation: Agreement for the Conservation and Recovery of the Woodland Caribou in Alberta

Initiative: 
Agreement for the Conservation and Recovery of the Woodland Caribou in Alberta
Deadline: 
7 Sep 2019

From the Species at Risk Public Registry website:

The purpose of this agreement is to set out effective conservation and recovery measures that will be taken by the parties to support the conservation and recovery of Woodland Caribou critical habitat and local populations in Alberta. These measures include: habitat conservation and management, population management, population and habitat monitoring, and range planning. Read more about Public Consultation: Agreement for the Conservation and Recovery of the Woodland Caribou in Alberta

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