A place for those who work in the environmental field to (1) discuss topics of common interest or concern; (2) share new ideas, resources, and best practices; (3) identify training or resource needs not currently available in NL; (4) share professional development opportunities. Membership is limited to those employed within NL in an environmental or HS&E role in the private sector.
Newleef is Newfoundland and Labrador’s Green Economy Conference. Click to view the Newleef 2015 website and learn more about this year’s event. This is an event for environmental professionals, growing businesses, entrepreneurs, academia and researchers, policy analysts, organizations with sustainability objectives, engineers, planners, and other practitioners.
This will mark NEIA’s fourth research matching event, with each of the three previous resulting in collaborations between industry and academia – collaborations supported by funding agencies. It is an opportunity for firms to discover local research expertise with an eye to solving existing challenges or generate new business ideas and initiatives.
NEIA is encouraged by the provincial government’s announcement of a new net metering policy framework, but is concerned that programs are still a long way from becoming a reality. Net metering will allow customers to use small-scale renewable energy sources to feed power into the distribution system during periods when they generate excess power – and draw power from the grid when their generation does not fully meet their needs.
NEIA’s events and programming such as Newleef are not possible without the financial support of our partners and members. Support the growth the of green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador and become a sponsoring partner of Newleef2015. Newleef sponsors are given significant exposure through recognition at and before the conference, and there are options available at all levels.
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