Organization Location
Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network Fredericton
Atlantic Salmon Federation St. Andrews
Bathurst Sustainable Development Bathurst
Belleisle Watershed Coalition Inc. Hatfield Point
Bird Studies Canada - Atlantic Region Sackville
Canaan-Washademoak Watershed Association Fredericton
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter Fredericton
Cape Jourimain Nature Centre Inc. Bayfield
Centre culturel et sportif de Cormier Village Cormier Village
Citizens Coalition for Clean Air Saint John
Club de naturalistes de la péninsule acadienne Pokemouche
Community Forests International Sackville
Concerned Citizens of Penobsquis Penobsquis
Concerned Citizens of Saint John Saint John
Conservation Council of New Brunswick Inc. Fredericton
Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick Fredericton
Corn Hill and Area Residents Association Cornhill
Council of Canadians - Fredericton Chapter Fredericton
Council of Canadians-Kent County Chapter Bass River
Ecocité Edmunston
EcoVie Kedgwick
Elgin Eco Association, Inc Elgin
Eco Action Society Sackville
EOS Eco-Energy Inc. Sackville
Esgenoôpetitj Watershed Association
Falls Brook Centre Fredericton
Foods of the Fundy Valley St John
Fredericton Area Watersheds Association Fredericton
Fredericton Campus Food Strategy Group Fredericton
Fredericton High School Environmental Club Fredericton
Friends of Mount Carleton Provincial Park Inc. Plaster Rock
Friends of Rockwood Park Saint John
Friends of the Musquash Saint John
Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station Grand Manan
Green Light Grand Falls
Harvey Lake Association INC Harvey
Imaginons la Péninsule acadienne autrement Inkerman
Magaguadavic Lakes Association Harvey
Meduxnekeag River Association Woodstock
Nashwaak Watershed Association Inc. Fredericton
Nature Conservancy of Canada - Atlantic Region Fredericton
Nature Moncton Moncton
Nature NB Fredericton
Nature Trust of New Brunswick Fredericton
New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations Blacks Harbour
New Brunswick Community Land Trust Sackville
New Brunswick Environmental Network Moncton
New Brunswick Lung Association Fredericton
New Brunswickers Against Fracking Porter Cove
OCIA-Atlantic Salisbury-West
Oromocto River Watershed Association Inc. Oromocto
Parc Éco-Éducatif de l'École Communautaire Le Tremplin Tracadie
Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group Cocagne
Penniac Anti-Shale Gas Organization Mount Hope
People of Earth Allied for Creation Not Extinction Rothesay
Post Carbon Greater Moncton Moncton
Public for the Protection of the Forests of New Brunswick Rogerville
Red Head-Anthony's Cove Preservation Association Saint John
Resnet Inc. Edmundston
Sentinelles Petitcodiac Riverkeeper Moncton
Sierra Club Canada Foundation - Atlantic Canada Chapter Halifax
Société d'aménagement de la rivière Madawaska et du lac Témiscouata, Inc. Edmundston
Southeastern Anglers Association Cocagne
Stop Spraying New Brunswick Fredericton
Students for Sustainability (St. Thomas University)
Sustainable Energy Group - Carleton County Woodstock
Symbiose Moncton
Tantramar Alliance Against Hydrofracking Sackville
The St. John River Society St John
The Gaia Project Fredericton
Tobique Watershed Association Tobique
Trees International Fredericton
UNBSJ Green Society St John
VerTige (Mathieu-Martin) Dieppe
Verts Rivages Shippagan
Voices for Sustainable Environments and Communities Village of Gagetown
Water and Environmental Protection for Albert County Albert County

Indigenous Organizations

Organization Location
Esgenoopetitj Watershed Association Esgenoopetitj First Nation
Kopit Lodge Elsipogtog First Nation


Organization Location
Association des bassins versants de la grande et petite rivière Tracadie Tracadie-Sheila
Atlantic Coastal Action Program Saint John Saint John
Canadian Rivers Institute Fredericton
Chaleur Bay Watersheds Nigadoo
Coalition-SGSL Stratford
Comité de gestion environnementale de la rivière Pokemouche Paquetville
Comité Sauvons nos Rivières Néguac Inc Néguac
Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick Salisbury
Ducks Unlimited Canada Fredericton
Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc. Blacks Harbour
Friends of the Kouchibouguacis Saint-Louis-de-Kent
Fundy Biosphere Reserve Moncton
Green Eye Co-operative Ltd. Havelock
Kennebecasis River Watershed Restoration Committee Sussex
Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee Miramichi
New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations Blacks Harbour
New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance Riverside Albert
New Brunswick Federation of Labour - Environment & Safety Committee Moncton
Our Food Southeast NB Moncton
Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance Moncton
Restigouche River Watershed Management Council Campbellton
Rural Action and Voices for the Environment
Saint John Chapter Council of Canadians Saint John
Save Wetlands Waters and Tourism Moncton
Shediac Bay Watershed Association Shediac
St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. Dufferin
Tabusintac Watershed Association Tabusintac
UNB Sustainability Fredericton
Vision H2O Cap-Pelé

To encourage and facilitate communication and cooperation among member groups in order to advance their work to protect the Earth and to promote ecologically sound ways of life, and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick.

Who We Are

The New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN), established in 1991, is a communication network that links together over 100 non-profit environmental organizations.

The role of the NBEN is to improve communication and co-operation among environmental groups and between these groups, government and other sectors. The NBEN provides educational opportunities for its member and associate groups and encourages the growth of the environmental movement in New Brunswick. The NBEN is not an advocacy group and does not take positions on any issue.

The NBEN is governed by a Steering Committee that is elected by member groups, at the annual general meeting. The Steering Committee consists of eight representatives. Two representatives are chosen from each of the following groups: Youth, First Nations, Francophone and Anglophone.

Our Approach

The NBEN’s approach is that of catalyst, facilitator, and leader, providing:

  • Facilitation – Facilitation of consensus-based processes in which diverse partners are able to find common ground and work toward common goals.
  • Strategic advice – With its extensive experience in the environmental movement, the NBEN is provides input and advice to its partners and to assist its partners in the strategic directions of their initiatives.
  • Networking & communications services – The NBEN provides access to on-line tools and teleconferencing services.
  • Administrative support – The NBEN organizes and schedules meetings and teleconferences, develops outcome-oriented meeting agendas, synthesizes meetings and teleconferences through minutes or reports, maintains up-to-date participant lists including contact information, which is available in the Eco-Directory.
  • Engagement –The NBEN is always mindful of potential gaps in participants in any given initiative, and continually works broaden its reach and increase involvement.
  • Bilingualism – The NBEN provides all of its services in both official languages.
  • An in-depth reference library serving as an exclusive tool for all NBEN members and associate groups - groups can upload documents of interest for other members to enjoy!

Caucuses and Collaborative Efforts

The NBEN’s main communication and collaboration mechanisms include issue-based caucuses and collaborative efforts.

As a responsive and flexible organization, the NBEN initiates new caucuses and collaborative efforts and sunsets others depending on the changing needs of citizens’ environmental groups and other partners. The NBEN is always on the lookout for new partnerships and collaborations, and seeks new, improved, and innovative ways to facilitate communications among grassroots environmental groups and with other sectors.

Become a member or associate now! 

Who we are
Joining the Network
Caucuses and Collaboratives
Government Consultations and Workshops
Meetings in Local Areas
Annual General Assembly

Members and Associates


Who we are

The New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN) is an active communication network of non-profit, citizens’ groups working towards environmental goals in the province. Formed in 1991, the Network today comprises 72 member groups and 21 associate groups. The NBEN is a non-advocacy organization, which means that the Network itself refrains from taking positions on any particular issue.

Joining the Network
By joining, your group gains access to unparalleled support and an ability to help advance your and others’ causes in the environmental movement. The NBEN works to enhance your communications with other environmental groups, government departments, other non-government organizations and other sectors. We:

  • create opportunities for collaboration and mutual support;
  • coordinate and facilitate province-wide and regional meetings;
  • help identify groups’ needs and provide resources for building their capacity and influence.
No groups near you? Think about starting one. The NBEN can help you to get started. 

Caucuses and Collaboratives

Caucuses are issue-based mini-networks that offer groups an opportunity to stay informed and work together on issues of common concern. Joining a caucus can mean anything from receiving and sharing information to participating in campaigns, contributing to caucus planning, and meeting with government departments.

Collaboratives differ in that they involve not just member groups, but a wide variety of organizations and agencies.

For details on each active caucus and collaborative click on Programs on the top menu bar.

Government Consultations and Workshops

The Network is often asked by federal and provincial governments to select or invite representatives or delegates from our member and associate groups for various consultations and workshops. 

Meetings in Local Areas

Local meetings bring together environmental groups, other organizations, and concerned citizens to discuss local issues and plan for actions. 

Annual General Assembly

An opportunity to network with people from around the province, to plan for the year, to learn more about hot issues, and see a little more of New Brunswick’s places to know. 


The NBEN’s On-line Eco Community is for your group to connect, access resources and information, post news, and more. 

Members and Associates

Member status in the NBEN shall be open to non-profit organizations or associations who agree with the mission and the goals of the NBEN and that have as one of their prime objectives:

  • enhancing or furthering of environmental quality;
  • protecting the environment;
  • carrying out environmental education.

Associate status in the NBEN shall be open to groups that have as one of their objectives the enhancing or furthering of environmental quality, protecting the environment, or carrying out environmental education, who agree with the mission and the goals of the NBEN and are either:

  • non-profit, non-governmental organizations;
  • non-profit environmental multistakeholder group;
  • environmental committee of another organization such as a business or labour union, First Nations government or municipality.

Membership Fees

$40 For groups with budgets less than $1000

$50 For groups with budgets $1000 - $50,000

$75 For groups with budgets up to $50,000 - $125,000

$100 For groups with a budget greater than $125,000

For Mi'kmaq, Wəlastəkwey, Peskotomuhkati, or other indigenous organizations, the membership fee is waived.

Les gaz de schiste : une alternative dangereuse


Durant l’année 2010, de nombreux journaux relatent les débats houleux au sujet des gaz de schiste. Mais au fond qu’est-ce que le gaz de schiste? Il s’agit en fait de gaz naturel de type de non-conventionnel emprisonné dans la roche à plus de 4km de la surface. Ce gaz est dans de nombreux points plus écologiques que les autres disponibles, mais la technique de recueillement du gaz est très controversée. Les politiciens y voient une source importante de revenu et d’emploies, les environnementalistes y voit la détérioration de tout un écosystème.


Afin d’extraire ce fameux gaz, on utilise la méthode nommé fracturation hydraulique. Celle-ci consiste à envoyer des millions de litres d’eau, de sable et de produit chimique dans le sol. La pression engendrer fissure la roche et libère le gaz. Cette technique ne permet pas un haut rendement. Aussi, de nombreux cas de contamination de puits d’eau potable par des produits chimiques ont été rapportés. La population habitant près d’un puits de gaz y voit la perte de leur eau potable et aussi de leur santé.


Au Nouveau-Brunswick, la population est de plus en plus concernée puisque de nombreuses compagnies s’intéressent au gaz présent sur leur territoire. Les habitants n’ont aucun pouvoir sur le sous-sol de leur terrain et ne peuvent donc pas refuser l’accès aux compagnies. De nombreuses pétitions ont été lancées depuis. Il nous faut donc se pencher sur la question pour assurer un environnement sain pour nous et pour les générations à venir.


Auteurs: Samuel Jean et Marie Claire Chiasson du comité environnemental du Polyvalente W-A-Losier

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