Members


Organization Location
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
Conservation Council of New Brunswick Inc. Fredericton
Council of Canadians - Fredericton Chapter Fredericton
Council of Canadians-Kent County Chapter Indian Island
Eco Action Society Sackville
ECO WAL Tracadie-Sheila
EcoCité Edmunston
EcoVie Kedgwick
Elgin Eco Association, Inc Elgin
EOS Eco-Energy Inc. Sackville
Extinction Rebellion New Brunswick  
Falls Brook Centre Fredericton
Foods of the Fundy Valley Hillsborough
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 the Musquash Saint John
Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station Grand Manan
Green Light Grand Falls
Imaginons la Péninsule acadienne autrement Shippagan
Leap4wards Saint John
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 Community Land Trust Sackville
New Brunswick Lung Association Fredericton
OCIA-Atlantic Salisbury-West
Oromocto River Watershed Association Inc. French Lake
Parc Éco-Éducatif de l'École Communautaire Le Tremplin Tracadie
Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group Cocagne
PEACE-NB Rothesay
Penniac Anti-Shale Gas Organization Mount Hope
Public for the Protection of the Forests of New Brunswick Acadieville
Red Head-Anthony's Cove Preservation Association Saint John
Sentinelles Petitcodiac Riverkeeper Moncton
Sierra Club Canada Foundation - Atlantic Halifax
Société d'aménagement de la rivière Madawaska Edmundston
Southeastern Anglers Association Cocagne
Stop Spraying New Brunswick Fredericton
STU Sustainability (St. Thomas University) Fredericton
Sussex Area for a Frack Free Environment Sussex Corner
Sustainable Energy Group - Carleton County Woodstock
Symbiose Moncton
The Gaia Project Fredericton
The St. John River Society Fredericton
Tobique Watershed Association St. Almo
Trees International Darlings Island
UNBSJ Green Society Saint John
VerTige (Mathieu-Martin) Dieppe
Verts Rivages Shippagan
Voices for Sustainable Environments and Communities Village of Gagetown
Water and Environmental Protection for Albert County Hillsborough

Indigenous Organizations

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

Associates


Organization Location
Atlantic Coastal Action Program Saint John Saint John
Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition Gatineau
Canadian Rivers Institute Fredericton
Chaleur Bay Watersheds Nigadoo
Coalition-SGSL Stratford
Comité de gestion environnementale de la rivière Pokemouche Paquetville
Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick Salisbury
Ducks Unlimited Canada Fredericton
Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc. Blacks Harbour
Food for All NB Fredericton
Friends of the Kouchibouguacis Saint-Louis-de-Kent
Fundy Biosphere Reserve Moncton
Kennebecasis River Watershed Restoration Committee Sussex
Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee Miramichi
New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations Harvey York Co.
New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance Riverside Albert
New Brunswick Invasive Species Council Fredericton
Our Food Southeast NB Moncton
Parc écologique de la Péninsule acadienne Lamèque
Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance Moncton
Restigouche River Watershed Management Council Campbellton
Rural Action and Voices for the Environment Fredericton
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.

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Joining the Network

Becoming a member or an associate of the New Brunswick Environmental Network is an easy process that can be done at any time. Just fill out the application form, provide a letter of support from an existing NBEN member and a document indicating your group’s purpose and governance structure.

Once we have received your application, staff will review it to make sure it’s complete and contact you with any questions. Then, your application will be reviewed by the NBEN Steering Committee, who will give interim approval of your membership. Finally, your membership will come forward at the Annual General Meeting for approval by our members.

By joining, your group gains access to unparalleled support and an ability to help advance your and others’ causes in the environmental movement. Being a part of the Network comes with many benefits, including:
  • Gaining opportunities for collaboration, networking, and mutual support;
  • Participating in province-wide and regional meetings;
  • Gaining access to member-only resources to build your capacity and influence.
  • Sharing your news and events on our website
  • Participating in issue-based caucuses or collaboratives for an opportunity to stay informed and work together on issues of common concern. Learn more about these under the programs tab.
  • And more!
Membership categories – what’s the difference?

  Member Associate Indigenous Group
Type of Group Non-profit organization or association Non-profit NGO or non-profit environmental multistakeholder group or environmental committee of another organization such as a business, labour union, or municipality Mi'kmaq, Wəlastəkwey, Peskotomuhkati, or other indigenous organization
Objectives One of the group’s prime objectives is enhancing or furthering environmental quality, protecting the environment, or carrying out environmental education. One of the group’s objectives is enhancing or furthering environmental quality, protecting the environment, or carrying out environmental education. No specific requirements
Philosophy Agree with mission and goals of the NBEN Agree with mission and goals of the NBEN Agree with mission and goals of the NBEN
AGM Voting rights at AGM No voting rights at AGM Can, through approval by the members, have the same voting rights as members
Access to services Access to all NBEN services May not be eligible for some services Can, through approval by the members, have the same access to services as members

Membership Fees

Annual membership fees are based on your group’s annual budget.
  • $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.

Apply today and join over a 100 non-profit environmental groups working together to protect the earth and promote ecological ways of life. Find the application form here.

If you are not part of an environmental group or organisation, but would like to get involved, check out our how to get involved page.

If you have any questions, please let us know by contacting us by phone (506) 855-4144 or by email nben@nben.ca. We look forward to working with you!

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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