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16 11, 2017

Is there a difference between pipeline and environmental monitoring?

November 16th, 2017|

By Deanna Burgart, P.Eng, CET With a great deal of discussion online and in the media about pipeline monitoring and the promotion of greater involvement with Indigenous communities, it is important to understand that there are several specializations in the industry that involve many different skill sets. Engineers, technologists, scientists, biologists, geoscientists and tradespeople all [...]

9 11, 2017

Get dollars to hire a new environmental worker

November 9th, 2017|

ECO Canada can provide $15K to organisations who hire a new environmental professional. Dollars are also available to hire a winter or summer student. Read more here...

6 11, 2017

Indigenous Pipeline Monitoring-Call for Applicants

November 6th, 2017|

Upcoming Training Opportunity in Pipeline Monitoring in 2018 Training in Indigenous communities around pipeline monitoring and leak detection can lead to better leak detection and response times, provide employment opportunities for local communities, and result in increased environmental protection. With project partners from Indigenous communities, government and industry, the Indigenous Pipeline Monitoring Project aims to [...]

1 11, 2017

New funding stream open from NRCAN

November 1st, 2017|

The Indigenous Forestry Initiative is open to bring economic development in areas of Clean technology and participation in the forest bioeconomy (e.g. a project that promotes using biomass for heat and power to reduce reliance on diesel fuel) Environmental stewardship (e.g. a project that focuses, on climate change mitigation and adaptation, land reclamation, or environmental/ecological services) [...]

2 08, 2017

Minimising footprint on ecosystems in renewable energy projects

August 2nd, 2017|

Photo by: M. Neville Numerous new renewable projects are planned for Alberta over the next couple years. A recent report on how these renewable projects can be conducted with minimal footprint to natural areas has been released. BENEFICIAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS-Reducing the Footprint in Alberta’s Native Grassland, Parkland and Wetland Ecosystems by [...]

28 07, 2017

New grants available – Indigenous Climate Leadership Initiative

July 28th, 2017|

Seven new grants are available under the Indigenous Climate Leadership Initiative! They fund solar, green employment, energy efficiency and planning: Alberta Indigenous Climate Capacity Program (AICCP) Alberta Indigenous Climate Planning Program (AICPP) Alberta Indigenous Community Energy (Audits) Program (AICEP) Alberta Indigenous Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program (AIEERP) Alberta Indigenous Solar Program (AISP) Alberta Indigenous Green Energy [...]

21 06, 2017

National Aboriginal Day

June 21st, 2017|

Today we observe the last 'National Aboriginal Day', and look ahead to future years of celebrating 'National Indigenous Peoples Day'. We cannot hope to work with Indigenous peoples without being involved in their daily life - InnoTech Alberta marked the day with special guest Stephanie Harpe who talked about overcoming adversity and siezing success. Stephanie hails from [...]

7 06, 2017

Sustainival – the world’s first green carnival arrives in Edmonton!

June 7th, 2017|

Sustainival - the world's first green carnival arrives in Edmonton tomorrow until Sunday! Free at the gate with attractions and carnival rides – all powered by renewable energy. This unique carnival provides a public education platform that celebrates energy literacy, sustainability, and clean-technologies. The carnival will be located beside InnoTech Alberta in the Edmonton Research [...]

16 03, 2017

Alberta Indigenous Internship Program

March 16th, 2017|

Numerous paid 2-year environmental internships available in Edmonton for recent college graduates. Deadline to apply March 29. (Other work locations being considered are Edson, Athabasca, Lac La Biche, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Slave Lake, High Prairie and Cold Lake.) Alberta Climate Change Office - Policy Analyst, Regulatory and Compliance (Program Services 2) Alberta Climate Change Office [...]

17 02, 2017

NRCAN seeks senior engagement coordinator Line 3 & Transmountain

February 17th, 2017|

The Government of Canada is co-developing Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committees (IAMC) for the Line 3 and TMEP projects in response to strong interest from Indigenous communities to play an enhanced role in ensuring the projects are developed in a safe and transparent manner, and meet all regulatory requirements and project specific conditions. In co-developing [...]