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Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) announces best-in-class project

Calgary, Alberta (Nov 12, 2014)…

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) today announced a project that will provide the organization with the necessary tools and framework to become a best-in-class energy regulator.

Following a competitive bidding process, the AER selected the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program on Regulation to undertake the best-in-class project.

The best-in-class project has three main objectives: Read more about Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) announces best-in-class project

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Wild Lands Advocate December 2014, Vol. 22, No. 6

2014-12-00 Vol. 22 No. 6 Wild Lands Advocate

The latest issue of the Wildlands Advocate is now available from the Alberta Wilderness Association website.

Features

  • The Anthropocene Has Arrived
  • Shifting Ecosystems Require Shifting Priorities: Report addresses biodiversity management challenges in the face of climate change
  • Naomi Klein in Calgary
  • Climate Change: And the Surveys Say?
  • A Closer Look at Bow Basin Flood Mitigation Proposals
  • Focus: Alberta's Species-at-risk
  • Conservation Corner: When Winter Changes
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Stewards in Motion

From the Land Stewardship Centre of Canada website:

Stewards in Motion is more than just a series of events. It is a rally call to connect all stewards at a local level, regardless of focus, affiliation or discipline. It is the philosophy that enables the stewardship community and other stakeholders such as municipal government, ENGOs and industry, to think collectively and then act locally to protect our valuable, common natural assets…

 

Brought to you by ASN, with the support of Miistakis Institute and Environmental Law Centre, these interactive, regional events offer participants the opportunity to actively learn, share, and engage in collaborative dialogue across sectors.

…this year’s theme is transforming collaboration to advance local stewardship efforts.

Events are scheduled for November 6 in Lac La Biche and November 27 in Buffalo Lake. Read more about Stewards in Motion

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Panels Not Pipelines: A Speaking Tour About Solutions

Alberta has faced more than its fair share of environmental and fiscal horror stories. The province's chaotic emphasis on hydrocarbon development has delivered endless pipeline leaks, growing bitumen pollution and unaccountable one-party government. These problems have left many Albertans wondering if we could write a different story. A story that still creates jobs and keeps our economy strong but without the environmental downside.

Luckily those solutions are readily at hand and Alberta is the perfect place to implement them.

This October come listen to Jane Kleeb from Bold Nebraska as she tells the story of not only how her community stopped the KeystoneXL tarsands pipeline from endangering the Oglala aquifer but also how they are also building real energy solutions in the process.

From a solar powered barn, to replanting corn that has been lost for generations Jane tells a story of hope and resistance.  

On the tour other prominent speakers like award winning author and journalist Andrew Nikiforuk, solar energy guru Randall Benson with Gridworks Energy Group, and wind and solar expert David Isaac may also join Jane.

This is a moment not to be missed. Read more about Panels Not Pipelines: A Speaking Tour About Solutions

Funding Opportunity

Young Edmonton Grants

Deadline: 
15 Oct 2014

From the Edmonton Community Foundation:

We are pleased to announce the fall online application for the Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) program, a funding opportunity dedicated for young Edmonton and area residents, is now open! The deadline to submit applications is October 15 for projects occurring after December 1, 2014.

Tips for submitting an online application: Read more about Young Edmonton Grants

Funding Opportunity

Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund

Deadline: 
1 Oct 2014

From the Environment Canada website:

The water quality of Lake Winnipeg has been negatively impacted by excessive amounts of nutrients from both urban and rural sources. Lake Winnipeg is fed by a vast basin covering approximately one million square kilometres extending over four provinces and four states. More than half of the nutrients reaching Lake Winnipeg originate outside Manitoba's borders. Recent estimates indicate that 53% of the total phosphorus and 51 % of the total nitrogen to Lake Winnipeg is coming from upstream jurisdictions. Phase II (2012-2017) of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative has committed $7.4 million to continue its support of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund (LWBSF) (herein called the Fund).
 

The Fund provides financial and technical support to implement high-impact solution-oriented projects aimed at reducing nutrient loads, and improving the ecological sustainability of the lake and watershed. Environment Canada administers the Fund with support from a Technical Review committee and a Public Advisory Committee.
 

Projects involving 'tried and proven' activities as well as projects demonstrating innovative techniques, technologies and measures to reduce nutrient inputs into Lake Winnipeg are good candidates for this funding. The Fund also supports activities that contribute to a better understanding of current conditions and track improvements in environmental quality within Lake Winnipeg and its watershed.

Read more about Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund>

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