Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities:


All Canadians have a right to clean air, clean water and a healthy environment.


Your support makes it possible for your voice to be heard.

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Sustainable communities. Environmental rights. Environmental justice.

Canada is an amazing treasure of natural wonders. This has been the pride and joy of Canadians since time immemorial. Over the past 50 years, however, there has been a push back threatening this pristine paradise. Environmental pollution. This has given rise to a rallying call to enshrine the right to a clean and healthy environment in the highest laws of the land.

You have a right to clean air, clean water and a healthy environment and the ELC is committed to making your voice heard.


The ELC, with your support, is at the forefront of educating Albertans on their substantive right to environmental quality.  We are committed to seeing the establishment of procedural safeguards to ensure that this substantive right is fulfilled – including your right to information, to participate in decision making and access to justice in seeking remedies for past, present or anticipated violations.

Join us as we strive to make healthy communities a reality for all Albertans.

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Related Publications for Download:
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


ELC Comments on the MGA Regulations Review
ELC Comments on the MGA City Charter Regulation Review
2016: Volume 1: An Introduction to Market-Based Instruments & the Alberta Land Stewardship Act
2016: Volume 2: Transfer of Development Credits under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act
2016: Volume 3: Conservation Offsets under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act
2016: Volume 4: Stewardship Units & the Exchange under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act
2016 – Market Based Instruments Backgrounder – Overview
2016 – Market Based Instruments Property Rights Backgrounder
2016 – Market Based Instruments Advanced Property Rights Backgrounder