Alberta Environmental Network


RCEN e-Bulletin — 14 April 2010

Network News

April 14th, 2010

April 22 is Earth Day – Join an Event near You!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by getting together with friends, family and co-workers. Mark the occasion by participating in one of the many events being organized by environmental groups across the country! Here’s how you can find one:
Remember that you can also add your own event for free. Happy Earth Day!

Caucus Elections: Take an Active Role in Leading Your Caucus

Attention all RCEN members! Steering Committee elections are now underway for 10 of our national caucuses. This is your chance to take an active role in shaping your caucus' activities and making decisions that will directly benefit your peers and ultimately, the success of our Network. Any member of the RCEN can apply from now until April 27th. More…

Download our International Year of Biodiversity Tool Kit

A practical resource for both organizations and individuals, the IYB Tool Kit features: tips on how to get involved locally for biodiversity protection; accessible information about the Convention on Biological Diversity; presentations on the Green Wave and more. Download the IYB Tool Kit

Biodiversity Hotspot #6: Oceanic Road Kill

Killer whales are found in oceans all over the world, from arctic to tropical waters. They live in pods of 40-50 individuals, can live to be 50-80yrs old and have no natural predators. They are also intelligent and deadly hunters. Yet somehow the whales, also know as orcas, find themselves on the Species at Risk Act list. How is this happening? More…

This Week's Headlines

Calls for Participation
David Suzuki Foundation asks Canadians: What's inside your cosmetics?

Comment on Proposed Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations

Environment Canada Report on Plans and Priorities for 2010-2011

Natural Step Canada’s Sustainability for Leaders Course

Nominate Yourself for a Speaking Role at the UN General Assembly

Delegate Selection - Policy Dialogue on the Way Forward on Climate Change Internationally

Action Alerts
Climate Action Network – G8/G20 Campaign Mobilization is Underway

Green Communities Canada – Keep the ecoENERGY Retrofit Program Alive

New issue of the Philanthropist now available

17th Annual International Conference on the St. Lawrence River / Great Lakes Ecosystem

Participate in Healthy Schools Day in Canada on April 26th

NL Environment Network - Executive Director

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2009 AEN Cross Caucus Meetings

Dec 4 2009 - 5:00pm to Dec 5 2009 - 9:00pm

The AEN Cross Caucus Meetings are a valuable opportunity to gather, in-person, with fellow AEN member groups and caucus members. Please RSVP to [email protected] indicating which caucus meeting you wish to attend.

Proposed Program

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Alberta Labour Centre Meeting Hall
10425 Princess Elizabeth Avenue
Edmonton , AB

AEN Annual General Meeting

Jun 14 2009 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) will convene its annual business meeting in conjunction with the RCEN Annual General Assembly at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton. The AGM will be held June 14, 2009, from 12:00 – 1:00pm.

Reasonable travel support, including registration for the RCEN conference, will be provided to one representative per AEN member group. Read more about AEN Annual General Meeting


Robbins Health Learning Centre
Grant MacEwan College
Edmonton , AB

AEN Fall Cross Caucus Meetings

Nov 29 2008 - 1:00am to Dec 1 2008 - 12:00am

The fall cross-caucus meeting is an opportunity for all the AEN caucuses and working groups to come together as a community and discuss strategies to move our collective concerns forward. It is also a chance to meet with your fellow-caucus members face-to-face.

The caucus meetings will be held in Edmonton this fall. AEN member groups are eligible for full travel and accommodation expenses reimbursement, as per AEN reimbursement guidelines. Read more about AEN Fall Cross Caucus Meetings


Varscona Hotel
8208 106 Street
Edmonton , AB

AEN Annual General Meeting

May 30 2008 - 5:00pm to Jun 1 2008 - 11:00pm

This year's Alberta Environmental Network Annual General Meeting will occur in the beauty of the foothills overlooking the wonders of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. Kootenay Plains is one of the most interesting places in the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. Classified as a "Montane" range, its unique characteristics result in very little rainfall through the year and weather conditions can be very different than places just an hour's drive away. Please join with us as we celebrate the AEN's accomplishments and build a strong network for tomorrow! Read more about AEN Annual General Meeting


Keeping the Pressure on Bill 1

As many of you will be aware, the AEN is a facilitative organization that provides support to the work of Alberta-based environmental organizations. This is accomplished by coordinating cooperative efforts through coalitions and caucuses; facilitating consultations with governments and agencies at the municipal, provincial, national and international levels; providing training opportunities; and by maintaining internet-based communications systems.

As a facilitative organization, the AEN does not take positions on substantive issues (as this is the role of our member groups, caucuses, and coalitions). However, Bill 1: The Lobbyists Act threatens to undermine a fundamental purpose of the AEN by compromising our memberships' ability to participate in stakeholder processes. Consequently, the AEN board views this as a process-related issue requiring action. Read more about Keeping the Pressure on Bill 1


Action Alert: Organizing Opposition to Bill 46, the Alberta Utilities Commission Act

From: Jeannette Bolli

I'm working with the Alberta Environmental Network, helping to coordinate opposition to Bill 46: Alberta Utilities Commission Act, and to oppose any infringements on citizens' rights, by the proposed revamping of the Alberta Energy Utilities Board.

  • If you’ve started organizing something to oppose the bill, I want to hear from you ASAP. Call Jeannette Bolli at 1-780-468-2204
  • If you’ve read the bill and have an opinion/expertise to offer, register with me as a speaker/organizer, at [email protected], re: bill 46
  • If you need help organizing an informational meeting in your area, including funding, e-mail me at [email protected] re: bill46
  • If you don’t like what the AEUB have been doing so far, or are a land/residence owner or an ordinary Albertan, please go to in October and read about our informational meetings. These meetings will inform you how to change legislation in a once in a decades opportunity.
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Call for AEN Board of Directors

Together we will build a strong, informed and connected environmental movement across Alberta!

If you are an active member of the Alberta Environmental Network, through group membership, participation on one of many caucuses or one of our networking activities, then please consider putting your name forward for our annual Board elections. This year we will be electing five 2-year positions and one 1-year position. Elections will take place at the AENs Annual General Meeting, planned for the 3rd of June, 2007 in Athabasca, Alberta. Read more about Call for AEN Board of Directors


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