- Is your municipality challenged with addressing environmental and conservation issues?
- Is finding funding to do so a barrier?
- Do you know where to go for support?
- Do you feel other municipalities face the same challenges?
A new way now exists for Alberta municipalities to pool their resources to address common environmental and conservation issues. Community Conserve
is a web-based forum that allows Alberta municipal staff, managers, and councilors to 1) post their environment and conservation issues or ideas, 2) vote on the priority issues/ideas as a community, and 3) ‘crowd-fund’ efforts to address the most common ones. Community Conserve
is officially launched and available at www.communityconserve.ca
The Community Conserve
team creates and proposes project plans for addressing the top issues/ideas, and facilitates the process of municipalities “crowd-funding” those projects. All project results and products are posted back on the Community Conserve site, and are available to everyone.
Some projects already underway include:
Community Conserve is a joint initiative of the Miistakis Institute and the Environmental Law Centre, with the support of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) and the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC).
- Conservation Easement Guide for Municipalities
- Environmental Assessment Guide for Municipalities
- Clarity on Using Environmental Reserves for Conservation
- Frequently Asked Questions: Municipal Jurisdiction and Environmental Law
- ALSA’s Conservation Tools for Municipalities – A Webinar Series
Enquiries may be directed to:
Director, Advocacy & Communications