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The New Brunswick Lung Association is distributing 15-20 PurpleAir PM2.5 monitors across the province and we are looking for people, businesses or organizations who are willing to install the monitor on the exterior of their building or home. We are casting a wide net, but only have a limited number of monitors, so if we get a lot of interest, we will be choosing based on location and timing. 

We hope you as an NBEN member would be willing to participate in our citizen science project.

We would like to install a PurpleAir PM2.5 monitor on the exterior of your facility or home to gather data on the level of PM2.5 in your region. Our goal is to increase the public’s understanding of the health risks of PM2.5, possible exposure sources, and the protective actions they can take to reduce exposure. We are reaching out to a few selected municipal or business building owners in your area for monitor placement, and we hope to be able to work with you.  

The installation of the monitor is fairly simple, requiring only an electrical outlet and a wi-fi signal. The data from the monitors will be able to be viewed by the public on the Purple Monitor website. After installation there will be little need for you to attend to the monitor. We would also engage your local community through social media about the data the monitor is capturing. 

Specific regions we are hoping to have a monitor include:

  • Sussex region
  • Edmundston area
  • Miramichi region
  • Stanley/Doaktown region
  • Near the Maine/NB border
  • Saint John/Grand Bay/Quispamsis
  • Fredericton/Gagetown/Harvey

Please contact Alyse Wilton at NB Lung for more information or to request a monitor:
Gov Canada

In 2018, the Government of Canada launched the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) to provide Canadians with information and support to consider climate change in their decisions. The CCCS provides leadership in co-delivery of climate services across Canada, and it does this by coordinating with a growing national network of regional climate expert organizations. These regional organizations deliver local user-driven services, facilitate access to regionally tailored climate information, data and tools, and provide training and support to their stakeholders and clients.

The CCCS is currently seeking applicants to form a new Atlantic climate expert organization to meet the needs of Atlantic Canadians. This request for proposals will provide up to $1.648 million in funding over three years, with the opportunity for extension.

To be eligible to apply for the opportunity, applicants must be one of the following:
  • Not-for-profit organization, non-governmental organization (NGO)
  • Existing climate consortia
  • Indigenous government or organization
  • Academic institution

We invite you to apply now. The deadline for submitting a proposal is 11:59 pm Atlantic Standard Time (AST) on January 25, 2021.

Also, we invite you to participate in a webinar hosted by the CCCS and Atlantic provincial colleagues on Thursday, December 10th from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AST to answer any questions that you may have at this time. A meeting invitation with a Zoom link is attached to this message.

Thank you for your interest in supporting climate change adaptation in Canada.

Canadian Centre for Climate Services
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada
Belleisle Watershed Coalition
Belleisle Watershed Coalition requires an individual to assemble our annual water monitoring report for the NBETF. All data has been gathered and previous annual reports are available as a guideline. For more information, please contact
Tree Canada

Tree Canada supports greening projects wherever people live, work or play. Treemendous Communities funding is available to Canadian municipalities, Indigenous communities, business improvement associations, non-profit and community groups.

Up to $10,000 in funding is available per project.

Since 1992, Tree Canada and its sponsors have greened more than 500 municipalities, Indigenous communities and business improvement areas.

Tree Canada’s Treemendous Communities program is now accepting applications until November 30, 2020.

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I am pleased to inform you that the Call for Proposals for 2021-22 for the Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Aquatic Species at Risk is now open.

The objective of the HSP for aquatic species at risk is to support and promote the conservation and recovery of aquatic species at risk and their habitats by engaging Canadians in projects that will result in tangible and measurable conservation benefits.

For more information about the program and to obtain the 2021-22 application guidelines, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Habitat Stewardship Program website.

While not mandatory, Expressions of Interest are strongly encouraged. The deadline for submission of an Expression of Interest is November 13, 2020.

Funding applications are due December 18, 2020. The Application Form can be downloaded from the Program website. Please ensure you refer to the HSP Application Instructions and the Program Guide in completing an application.

Please note that Fisheries and Oceans Canada administers HSP for aquatic species at risk projects, while Environment and Climate Change Canada administers HSP for terrestrial species at risk; therefore this information only pertains to projects focused on aquatic species at risk.

Thank you for your interest in species at risk.
Do you enjoy crunching numbers? Are you a policy nerd? Are you curious to know more about the inner workings of New Brunswick's favourite environmental network?

Six of eight members of the NBEN Board of Directors (commonly known as our Steering Committee) will be finishing up their mandate this year. We are recruiting!

The Steering Committee is responsible for operational and administrative policies of the NBEN, including the health of its finances and the alignment of its programs with the organization’s mission. Individual Steering Committee members must stem from NBEN member groups in good standing. All Steering Committee members shall hold office for 2 years, except for the youth members who will have the option to hold office for a 1 or 2 year term. The NBEN will strive to structure the Steering Committee as follows: 2 Youth members, 2 Aboriginal members, 2 Francophone members and 2 Anglophone members. This is a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per year.

If you are interested in joining the NBEN Steering Committee, please email Tim at
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