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CEN e-Bulletin: International Biodiversity Day 2009 Events

Network News — May 6th, 2009

Participate in International Biodiversity Day Events near you!

The RCEN has selected eleven member groups to plan a series of educational activities around the International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) on May 22nd. The theme for IDB 2009 is Invasive Alien Species. This year, there are special events and activities planned in all ten provinces and in the Yukon. More…

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2009 RCEN Annual General Assembly

Jun 12 2009 - 2:30pm to Jun 15 2009 - 1:00am

Join your colleagues in Edmonton for the 2009 RCEN Annual General Assembly!

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The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) would like to invite you to attend its 2009 Annual General Assembly (AGA) this June in Edmonton, Alberta. Join over one hundred environmental activists, scientists and engaged citizens from across Canada for this important annual event for grassroots environmental NGOs (ENGOs).

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Robbins Health Learning Centre
Grant MacEwan College
Edmonton , AB

RCEN e-Bulletin — 15 April 2009

Network News — April 15th, 2009

Join your colleagues in Edmonton this June:

Members of the RCEN are invited to attend the 2009 Annual General Assembly, which will take place in Edmonton, from June 12-14. The AGA is a great opportunity for environmental organizations, big and small, to meet and exchange ideas and experiences in a relaxed environment. Read more about RCEN e-Bulletin — 15 April 2009

RCEN E-Bulletin — 9 April 2009

Network News — April 9th, 2009

Join an RCEN Caucus Steering Committee!

The RCEN is currently conducting a “Call for Nominations” for members to join the Steering Committees of the following national caucuses: Agriculture; Atmosphere & Energy; Forest; Health; Mining; Water, Fisheries and Oceans; and Toxics. This is an excellent opportunity for you to be part of Caucus decision-making and the planning of future activities! Read more about RCEN E-Bulletin — 9 April 2009

RCEN e-Bulletin — 1 April 2009

Network News — April 1st, 2009

Good News for April Fools’

Parliament will be voting today on Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act, which would commit Canada to reducing GHG emissions by 25% below 1990 levels, by the year 2020. Whatever the outcome of this vote is, there were two “good news” announcements made this week that will directly benefit the state of forests in Canada. Read more about RCEN e-Bulletin — 1 April 2009

RCEN e-Bulletin — 25 March 2009

Network News — March 25th, 2009

Environmental Assessment in the News

Over the past few months, there have been many news reports about the federal government’s plans to seek “regulatory efficiencies” for projects subject to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), among other proposed changes.

Members of the RCEN’s Environmental Planning and Assessment Caucus are concerned that these new regulatory changes will severely compromise the goals and practices of sustainable development in Canada. In fact, federal environmental assessment provides critical information, and sometimes the only assessment review, on project proposals across the country.

In order to inform the public debate about this issue, members of the Caucus are encouraging concerned citizens and groups to consult and share several information documents posted on the EPA Caucus webpage, and to express their concerns by sending a letter to the Minister of the Environment.

Canadians not quitting on the environment

According to a February poll conducted by Ipsos Reid, a majority (57%) of Canadians agree that Canada should take serious action on climate change right now, even if it means higher deficits. Furthermore, three-quarters of Canadians say we should only adopt stimulus measures that are environmentally sustainable, while 71 per cent say it's more important for the government to focus on jobs than climate change. Sounds like a strong case for green jobs! Read more about RCEN e-Bulletin — 25 March 2009

RCEN E-Bulletin — 18 March 2009

Network News — March 18th, 2009

The 2009 AGA will be a Green Event

Seeking to minimize its impact on the environment, the RCEN has decided to make its next Annual General Assembly a green event! The Conseil Québécois des événements écoresponsables agreed to provide a three-hour training session for some employees and members of the RCEN, so that they have the tools necessary to organize an AGA that makes sustainability a central goal of the event. Read more about RCEN E-Bulletin — 18 March 2009


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