About Renewables NB

Renewables NB

Our Vision

Renewables NB envisions a New Brunswick that is powered entirely by renewable energy.

Renewables NB also envisions New Brunswickers, with the awareness, the understanding and the means, to access renewable energy technologies, actively engaged in a vibrant community-based renewable energy sector.

Our Mission

Renewables NB is a network of environmental organizations that collaborate with businesses, industry, government and individuals to promote renewable energy and advance the sector in New Brunswick.

Our Goals

  • Provide resources and information on renewable energy to the general public.
  • Create opportunities for those working in the renewable energy sector to connect, network and support each other.
  • Promote ways to move to renewables such as community-owned renewable energy projects, PACE programs, etc.

The First Few

EOS Eco-Energy

EOS is an environmental non-profit organization based out of Sackville, New Brunswick. EOS became the provincial coordinator for Renewables NB in 2020. EOS promotes renewable energy, empowers local climate change solutions and monitors watersheds.

Falls Brook Centre

Falls Brook Centre (FBC) acted as the provincial coordinator for the Renewables NB consortium from 2015 til 2020. Falls Brook Centre is a demonstration centre and registered charity that works to foster thriving local communities by educating and inspiring people to adopt environmentally sound practices. Through partnerships, recreation, and education that support the creation of a balanced, sustainable way of life, FBC seeks to explore and promote practical solutions to today’s environmental, social, and economic challenges. One of Falls Brook Centre’s main program areas is renewable energy and energy efficiency, and FBC has been working to implement and support related projects since its inception in 1992.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick [logo]Conservation Council of NB

Conservation Council of New Brunswick (CCNB) is a non-profit organization, first established in 1969, that creates awareness of environmental problems and advances practical solutions through research, education and interventions. Consisting of a small, but dedicated staff they work to protect the province’s air, water and land. Throughout the years, CCNB has worked with programs such as Marine Conservation Program, Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Health Programs,Forest Conservation, Climate Action, and Health Watch Programs.

Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee [logo]Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee

The Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee (MREAC) was formed in 1989 as a multi-stakeholder environmental non-governmental organization to address watershed-based issues. Since 1993 it has been a member of the Atlantic Coastal Action Program, now the Atlantic Ecosystem Initiative. MREAC continues to function as a multi-stakeholder community-based not-for-profit watershed organisation that monitors, assesses, and addresses environmental issues on the Miramichi watershed. MREAC is also an advocate for renewable energy in the province and has done work regarding solar mapping in the Miramichi region.

Cape Jourimain Nature Centre [logo]Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

The Centre was created to protect and preserve the wild flora and fauna of this area of the Maritime coast. Unique among Canada’s parks, Cape Jourimain Nature Centre offers state-of-the-art eco-sensitive technologies, allowing visitors unparalleled easy access to the environment without risk of disturbance or damage. The Cape Jourimain Nature Centre provides educational programs and tours to thousands of visitors every year. Not a sprawling park but rather a hidden jewel of trails, beaches and spectacular scenery, Cape Jourimain allows visitors to experience the ocean and coastal forests and marshes in a new way. Undeveloped, undisturbed, peace-filled and beautiful.

Your Environmental Trust Fund at Work. Renewables NB is made possible through support from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund.