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Make a Difference. 
Become a Member.

Cape Breton Environmental Association (CBEA) is a community-based organization, founded in 2017. Its original mission was to help curb Cape Breton’s ongoing illegal dumping issue but has since grown into a diverse organization that offers environmental awareness through education and participation. Since its establishment, CBEA has been responsible for a variety of community-based environmental initiatives all made possible by passionate volunteers.

We are currently accepting new membership applications for 2023, we have volunteer opportunities in in fundraising, science, and litter cleanup. If you love being outdoors learning about nature and giving back to the environment this is the place for you! Membership is free, and our members typically commit to 1-3 activities per month. 

Please fill out the membership application below and email it to


Cleanup Committee

Cleanup committee members help plan and execute litter cleanups throughout the CBRM which also includes shoreline cleanups and the removal of abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear.

Science Committee

Science Committee members help plan and execute our science based activities which include workshops with youth and adults, tree planting events, abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear research and outreach as well as any other science based projects that emerge. The science committee also advises the board on environmental issues within Cape Breton. 

Fundraising Committee

Fundraising committee members help plan and execute fundraising activities for the organization. This can include writing grants for specific projects or hosting in-person fundraising events. 

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