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The mission of the Environmental Law Centre is to advocate for laws that will
sustain ecosystems and ensure a healthy environment and to
engage citizens in the laws creation and enforcement.


Our vision is a society where our laws secure an environment that sustains
current and future generations and supports ecosystem health.


Climate & Energy

Climate and energy are intertwined and often viewed as opposed to each other. At the ELC, we see a world where climate and energy co-exist for the benefit of all.

Sustainable Communities

Do you believe you have a right to a clean and healthy environment? That you deserve clean air, clean water, and a thriving environment? The ELC is committed to educating and empowering Canadians on how to exercise these crucial rights for a greener future for you and for our future generations.

Nature & Biodiversity

Our Canadian natural spaces and biodiversity are treasured. The ELC is working hard to ensure that important habitat and natural spaces for our wildlife and all biodiversity, including people, is maintained for generations to come.

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Latest ELC Publications

So you want to Start A Solar Coop
So, you want to Lease Your Condo Roof to a Solar Company
So, you want to Lease Your Property to a Solar Company
Here Comes the Sun: Solar Law in Alberta by Rebecca Kauffman

Alberta’s Agricultural Lands A Policy Toolbox
for Moving from Conversion to Conservation
by Brenda Heelan Powell
Published January 2021

Gaining Steam: A Regulatory and Policy Framework
for the Geothermal Energy Development in Alberta
by Brenda Heelan Powell
Published October/ November 2020


by Jason Unger

Published June 2nd, 2020


Good Riddance – Waste Management Law in Alberta
by Rebecca Kauffman
Published: May 27th, 2020


Extended Producer Responsibility
by Allison Boutillier
Published: May 27th, 2020


The Polluter Pays Principle in Alberta Law
by the Environmental Law Centre
Published: December 16th, 2019


Agricultural Lands Law and Policy in Alberta
by Brenda Heelan Powell
Published: November 14th, 2019


Habitat Matters: Habitat Law in Alberta
by Environmental Law Centre
Published October 11, 2019


Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta
by Kyra Leuschen and Rebecca Kauffman
Published March 2019


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ACTION ON CLIMATE NEEDED NOW! The Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development Fall 2021 Report. Here are comments from ELC's Brenda Heelan Powell​ about the commissioner's findings. elc.ab.ca/action-on-clim… #environment #sustainabledevelopment #climatechange

About 4 days ago from ELC Alberta's Twitter via Twitter Web App


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