Community Conserve is a forum for Alberta municipalities to identify common environment and conservation issues, then pool their resources to address them.
The Community Conserve program is currently setting up a Municipal Advisory Committee to provide advice to the Community Conserve team so that the program is as responsive as possible to the actual environment and conservation needs, capacity and concerns of Alberta municipalities.
What’s the commitment?
The committee would meet by conference call once every six months, and be available for Community Conserve team questions (to the degree individual committee members deem reasonable).
How Do I Sign Up?
If you are a municipal staff member, administrator, or elected official in Alberta, and you are interested in being on the committee, contact Guy Greenaway at the Miistakis Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jason Unger at the Environmental Law Centre (email@example.com).
What is Community Conserve?
Community Conserve (www.communityconserve.ca) was created on the belief that if municipalities can collectively voice their environmental and conservation issues, gain access to information useful for addressing those issues, and share in the costs of doing so, then they will be better able to resolve those issues.
Using a web-based tool, municipal personnel post their environment and conservation issues and ideas, collectively vote on the priorities, and then pool funds for projects that address the issues.
The Community Conserve team consists of the Miistakis Institute and the Environmental Law Centre, and is supported by the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties.