Clean Air Strategic Alliance
Clean Air Strategic Alliance
FAQ
  1. What is CASA?

  2. Who are CASA’s members?

  3. Which companies, groups, or government partners are represented?

  4. What does CASA do?

  5. Does CASA have any specific goals?

  6. How does CASA work?

  7. What does consensus mean?

  8. Why use consensus instead of negotiation?

  9. What teams does CASA use?

  10. How do project teams decide what to work on?

  11. Who brings that issue to the CASA board?

  12. Who pays for CASA?

  13. Where is CASA located?

  14. How do I contact CASA? 


 Q. What is CASA?

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is a non-profit association, a better way to manage air quality issues in Alberta. 

CASA’s vision: The air will have no adverse odour, taste or visual impact and have no measurable short- or long-term adverse effects on people, animals or the environment.

Q. Who are CASA’s members?

We are a multi-stakeholder partnership, with representatives from industry, government and nongovernment organizations.

Q. Which companies, groups, or government partners are represented?

CASA board members represent wide-ranging interests from three member groups -- Government, Industry and Non-government organizations.

Q. What does CASA do?

CASA’s mission is to recommend strategies to assess and improve air quality in Alberta, using a consensus process. 
Every partner is committed to developing and applying a comprehensive air quality management system (CAMS) for Alberta. We all work toward the same vision and mission.

Q. Does CASA have any specific goals?

CASA supports these air quality management goals: 
1) Protect the environment by preventing short and long-term adverse effects on people, animals and the ecosystem. 2) Optimize economic efficiency. 
3) Promote pollution prevention and continuous improvement.

Q. How does CASA work?

All CASA groups and teams, including the board of directors, make decisions and recommendations by consensus.

Q. What does consensus mean?

Consensus is reached when each stakeholder can live with the outcome. Stakeholders may not achieve all their goals, but the purpose is to find the optimal solution that is within the best interests of everyone.

Q. Why use consensus instead of negotiation?

Recommendations developed by consensus are likely to be more innovative and longer lasting than those reached through traditional negotiation processes.

Q. What teams does CASA use?

CASA’s work is largely through participation of teams of experts representing stakeholder organizations. The project teams develop recommendations for board consideration.

Q. How do project teams decide what to work on?

Project teams are formed when the board of directors agrees, by consensus, that CASA should address an issue.

Q. Who brings that issue to the CASA board?

Anyone can bring air quality issues to the attention of CASA. That is done by filing a brief statement of concern or opportunity for board consideration.

Q. Who pays for CASA?

CASA’s core operations are supported by financial contributions from the Government of Alberta. Industry, government and non-government organizations provide additional funding and in-kind support for CASA project teams?..