The following services are available to everyone! Prices may vary depending on membership.

Zoom Hosting
NBEN will allow member groups to book our Zoom license for their own meetings, provided one is available during the requested time, and provided a staff person is available at the meeting time for support purposes. Booking is first come, first served. For information on availability please email nben@nben.ca.

NBEN’s Zoom license includes a meeting or webinar option of up to 100 participants, and a toll-free dial-in number from Canada. NBEN will set up the meeting and provide member group with the link and call-in information. If needed, NBEN will provide a short tutorial on how to use Zoom. NBEN will start the meeting/webinar at the designated time and hand hosting over to the member, associate, or co-host.

Fees for a simple meeting or webinar of up to 2 hours (including setup)*:
  • Members and associates: $30
  • Non-members: $50

*Longer or more complex meetings or webinars will be charged on a case-by-case basis.


Event Registration
The NBEN can provide a webpage for people to register for your events virtually. Our event registration is very customizable. Registrants may:
  • pay by Paypal/credit, or at the door
  • enter their name, organization, address, phone number, email, website, employer, job title, gender, interests, languages spoken, and more, just ask!

Receipts can be sent out to registrants via Paypal. Different fees and packages can be listed in the registration form, as well as an early registration discount.
Pricing for use of our event registration:
  • Members and associates: $30
  • Non-members: $50

For more information email nben@nben.ca or call 506-855-4144.


Website posts
Posts to our website must be made on the proper board and must be relevant to the NBEN. Irrelevant or misplaced posts may be removed from our website. All posting is free for members!

Anyone may post to the following boards for free:

Members may post to the above boards and the following boards for free:

For more information on posting to our website, email nben@nben.ca or call 506-855-4144.


Facilitation
The NBEN offers facilitation services to our members. This service can be use for meetings, graphic facilitation, workshop design, and more. Prices for facilitation vary from case to case. For more information, email nben@nben.ca or call 506-855-4144.


Great Minds Think Outside Training Sessions
Launched in 2015, Great Minds Think Outside is a bilingual hands-on, curriculum-linked, outdoor professional development program that gives educators the skills and resources they need to teach their students outside-whatever the subject matter! Training sessions are approximately three hours in duration. Full-day sessions are also available upon request. Click here for more information on the Great Minds Think Outside program.

The cost for a Great Minds Think Outside session is $1050. Thanks to funding from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, we are able to offer sessions to New Brunswick schools for $300 per session in the 2020-2021 school year. If cost remains a barrier, please contact us and we can help find funding. For more information or for sessions for community groups or private daycare centers, please contact us at nben@nben.ca or call 506-855-4144.
Looking to become a member or associate? Click here for more information
Members


Organization Location
Atlantic Salmon Federation St. Andrews
Aulnes Projects Pointe-Verte
Bathurst Sustainable Development Bathurst
Belleisle Watershed Coalition Inc. Hatfield Point
Bird Studies Canada - Atlantic Region Sackville
Brilliant Labs Saint John
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
Comité Vert de la Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux Caraquet
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
Crandall University Biology Society Moncton
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 Fundy / Fundy Guild Inc. Fundy
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
Hammond River Angling Association Nauwigewauk
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
Regroupement des jardiniers écologiques de la Péninsule acadienne Saint-Isidore
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
Titan Eco-Action Sackville
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
Wild Outside Moncton

Indigenous Organizations

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

Associates


Organization Location
Atlantic Water Network Halifax
Atlantic Coastal Action Program Saint John Saint John
Canadian Rivers Institute Fredericton
Chaleur Bay Watersheds Nigadoo
Coalition for responsible energy development Rothesay
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
Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick Moncton
Food for All NB Fredericton
Friends of the Kouchibouguacis Saint-Louis-de-Kent
Fundy Biosphere Reserve Moncton
Groupe d'éducation et d'écosurveillance de l'eau Québec
Jemseg Grand Lake Watershed Association Jemseg
Kennebecasis River Watershed Restoration Committee Sussex
La coopérative Zeste Nord-Est Beresford
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
United Church of Canada Eastern Regions Sackville
Valorés Shippagan
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.

  • Caucuses facilitate communications among member groups and can provide relevant and expert input on specific environmental issues of importance to provincial policy-making and broader public education. Currently, the NBEN facilitates active caucuses on watersheds, Crown Lands, and environmental rights.
  • Collaborative efforts are an innovative and unique model of collaboration developed by the NBEN over the last decade that provide an opportunity for agencies that share a common goal to advance the development of policy and programming that is relevant, broadly supported, and implemented on a cross-sectoral basis. The NBEN serves as secretariat for four active collaborative efforts on sustainability education, children’s environmental health, climate change adaptation, and biodiversity.

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.

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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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!

AnnikaAnnika Chiasson, Program Coordinator
Born and raised in Moncton, Annika first worked for the NBEN as a summer student in 2012 and then again in 2013. Little did she know she would come back in 2016. Bringing with her, her passion for nature, art, and technology. She has happily and officially joined the team again!




Zaheera2Zaheera Denath, Program Coordinator
Zaheera Denath joined the NBEN in 2017. Having resided in various locales during her formative years, (including South Africa & Kuwait) she has settled in with her husband and animal family in Albert County on a large acreage coined “the funny farm” because of her unconventional animal husbandry. Her methods utilise as much natural and holistic knowledge gained from her various cultural experiences. She brings this same dedication to her work at the NBEN, advocating for natural solutions to today's issues.

TzomiTzomi Burkhart, Program Coordinator
Raised in the Rocky Mountains, Tzomi moved progressively east in stages before making a home in the Maritimes in 2011. With a diverse background in organic farming, interactive classroom activation, and a love of ecology, coordinating the Sustainability Education Alliance is a dream come true. Tzomi graduated from Acadia with a BA (Hon.) in Sustainability Studies and a double major in History in 2016, and when not in the office, can most likely be found in the garden or the woods - in any weather or season.


SamanthaSamantha McWilliams, Administrative Assistant
Samantha joined the NBEN team in June of 2020. She is in her fourth year at university pursuing a BSc (Hon.) in Biology with a minor in chemistry and is hoping to move on to graduate school in 2021. Samantha is interested in gardening, ecology, and green chemistry. On her days off she can be found gardening or walking her two dogs in Riverview.



Tim good pic for biosTim Leblanc Murphy, Executive Director
Tim has been with the NBEN since June of 2020. He grew up in Moncton and recently moved to Kent County with his partner and dog Lou after 20 years of work and studies in Montreal in the fields of sustainability, youth engagement, climate and energy, food security, and small-scale organic agriculture. Tim is most familiar with the worlds of small business, community not-for-profits, consultancy, and municipal decision-making. In winter, you are likely to cross paths with Tim on the cross-country ski trails, and in summer you can usually find him toiling away in his garden.

ClaraClara Thaysen, Biodiversity Program Coordinator
Clara joined the NBEN in September 2020 as the Biodiversity Program Coordinator. She is completing her MSc in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto where she is researching the fate of microplastics in a marine food web. She is broadly interested in how we can work towards a sustainable and healthy future for both the environment and ourselves. In her free time, Clara enjoys rock climbing, riding her bike, and spending time near water.

VincentVincent Lambert-Song, BRACE Program Coordinator
Vincent moved to the Maritimes from his home province of Quebec in 2021. He is passionate about the sustainable use of natural resources and agriculture. Having studied agro-environmental engineering, he is interested in promoting nature-based solutions for the issues of today and tomorrow. Vincent is most at home with both his hand in the dirt or on the riverbank, retrieving an empty fishing line.


DoriceDorice Pinet, Environmental Networker for the Acadian Peninsula and the Chaleur Region
Dorice holds the position of Environmental Networker for the Acadian Peninsula and the Chaleur Region. This position allows her to act as a link between organizations in the Northeast and those in the rest of the province. She is also on the lookout for programs, projects, and challenges in her region. Being concerned about climate change, she is actively involved in many community organizations and events that aim at sustainable and healthy solutions. In the winter you can find her on the cross-country ski trails, and in the summer she is by the water, on her bike, or in the community garden she shares with friends.


denica grantDenica Nash Grant, SEA Communications Assistant
Denica joined the team as a summer student in June 2021. She is pursuing the Forest Technician and Fish & Wildlife Technician Diploma program at the Maritime College of Forest Technology in her home city, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Denica can be found fishing and tubing on the Nashwaak River, spending time with her family and volunteering for the Nature Trust of New Brunswick.



Steering committee

Group

Representative

Club des naturalistes de la Péninsule acadienne Rachel Robichaud
Falls Brook Centre Charlotte Flores
Imaginons la Péninsule acadienne autrement Lucille Doiron
Nature NB Adam Cheeseman
New Brunswick Lung Association Melanie Langille
Société d'aménagement de la rivière Madawaska Amélie Tremblay
Symbiose TBD
Titan Environmental Action Quinn MacAskill

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