raissa Raissa Marks, Executive Director

Raissa Marks has been with the NBEN since 2006. She grew up in Albert County, New Brunswick. After high school, she was away from the province for about 10 years, living, learning, and working in Montreal, Toronto, and Virginia. Raissa now lives in  Riverview with her husband, Chris, and their two daughters. Little-known fact: Raissa also worked for the NBEN as a summer student in 1998 and 1999!




                                                     

MaryAnn
 Mary Ann Coleman, Program Specialist (on leave until February 2018)

Mary Ann has been a lifelong advocate of environmental awareness and stewardship and was instrumental in launching the New Brunswick Environmental Network in 1991. Under her leadership, the network has developed into the fourth largest provincial environmental network in Canada. During the summer of 2001, she bicycled across Canada as a member of the Climate Change Caravan. Mary Ann is the 1999 recipient of the Milton F. Gregg Conservation Award, presented by the Conservation Council of New Brunswick.


 
                                         

12118613 10156099828010316 2943745239267122606 n Pascale Ouellette, Education and Outreach Programs Coordinator

Pascale grew up in Fredericton, NB, and has a degree in Biology from the University of New Brunswick. She has been present in the province’s environmental  movement since 2008, when she was a participant of the Youth Environmental Action Network for three years through her high school environmental committee.  Since then, Pascale has been involved with university groups and worked at the Conservation Council of New Brunswick. This experience and her passion for local  food, youth involvement and provincial environmental issues make her a great addition to the team. 

                                                           

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 Christine Landry, Programs Coordinator

Christine joined the team in January 2016. Originally from Bathurst and a graduate from l'Université de Moncton, she is very happy to be back in Moncton after living in Montreal for more than ten years. She acquired professional work experience as a project development director for a social enterprise in the environmental field and is proud to bring this experience to the NB Environmental Network. 

Contact Us

Telephone: 506-855-4144

Email:
nben@nben.ca

Adress: 
22 Church Street, Suite T390 (3rd Floor)
Moncton, NB 
E1C 0P7

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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