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

Online
Members and Associates
Mission

 

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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 Groups in Action 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. 


Online

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, labour union, First Nation 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

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Action Alerts

ACTION ALERT: Reinstate funding to the Canadian Environmental Network

Friday, 03 February 2017
by Raissa Marks
The Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks need your help!

Historically, the Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks including the NBEN received annual core funding from the Government of Canada. This was used to facilitate networking on environmental issues across the country, coordinate national and provincial issue-based caucuses, coordinate ENGO participation in federal public consultation processes, and maintain open lines of communication between ENGOs and the federal government.

In 2011, as part of the across-the-board cuts to civil society organizations by the previous federal government, all federal funding to the RCEN and its provincial affiliate networks was cut. This left the national network and most of the affiliates with functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work.

There is hope that the current government will provide for renewed funding in its upcoming budget. This funding is crucial for the survival of the national network and many of the provincial affiliate networks. A proposal has been submitted. It now needs strong and immediate support from environmental groups and individuals across the country.

This is where you come in!

Please take a few minutes to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and your MP telling them why you value the RCEN, your provincial affiliate network, or environmental networking at the national level in general. Feel free to use the template letter provided below. You can personalize it based on your experience or simply copy and paste.

Trudeau’s email is justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca and you can find your MP’s email here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members

Let’s show our federal politicians that a strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada!

Draft Template Letter:

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

I am writing to ask that annual core funding to the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) be reinstated.

Historically, the RCEN provided a crucial link between environmental groups across the country, both large and small. This link was vital in helping communities address environmental issues right across the country and ensuring a robust approach to the development of environmental policy in Canada.

Since funding was cut in 2011, the RCEN and most of its provincial affiliate networks have been functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work. This is not acceptable. A strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada. I urge you to reinstate core funding for this crucial work immediately.

Sincerely,

Still Time to Submit Comments - Snowmobile Trail Development up Mount Carleton

Monday, 21 November 2016
by Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
You can still send in your comments until end of day Nov 21 (Monday) on the environmental assessment report about the proposed snowmobile trail at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. If you're not sure what to say, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - NB Chapter has summarized some of our key messages here: http://cpawsnb.org/images/upload/key_messages_EIA.pdf

Please send comments or questions to: lynn.white@gnb.ca or mail to: Lynn White, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1.
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