The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the growth and development of the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
To accomplish this, NEIA must directly contribute to:
To achieve these ends NEIA focuses its activities and initiatives in 5 areas, by providing:
With over 150 members, NEIA is Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier resource for the environmental sector, offering a diverse range of expert knowledge and support services for firms and organizations working to grow economic opportunity while respecting our natural environment. NEIA is the business of the environment.
In the early 1990’s, the environmental industry in Newfoundland and Labrador was fragmented. It was not identified as a sector and there were few policies that supported it.
The first official meeting of NEIA’s founding executive was held in 1992. Previous to this, a number of the subsectors got together and formed an unofficial group whose purpose was to be a voice for the industry.
Since the early 90’s NEIA has continued to work on behalf of its members. It has focused on creating business opportunities as a means of solving environmental problems that not only create economic growth, but also protect the environment at the same time. It has held major conferences on such topics as oil spill preparedness and response, waste management and the green economy. It has worked on behalf of its membership to increase public awareness of and a call to action on environmental issues, such as climate change, waste management, and air and water pollution. Through its efforts it has heightened awareness of the need for greater environmental stewardship at the provincial, regional and municipal levels.
1992 | Bevin LeDrew – LeDrew Environmental Management Ltd.
1993 | Paul Antle – Island Waste Management
1994 | Guy Moores – Crosbie Industrial Services Limited
1994 | Dave Robbins – Environmental Design Consultants (of BFL Consultants Limited)
1995 | Bevin LeDrew – LeDrew Environmental Management Ltd.
1996 | Guy Moores – Pardy’s Waste Management Ltd.
1997 | Padraic O’Flaherty – Lotek Wireless Inc.
1998 | Paul Clay – Seacom International Inc.
1999 | Guy Moores – Pardy’s Waste Management Ltd.
2000 | John Fleming – Resource Concepts Inc.
2001 | Colleen O’Toole – Connections Research
2002 | Bassem Eid – BAE Newplan Group Ltd.
2003 | Al Ducey – Construction Management Technologies Inc.
2004 | Dave Robbins – AMEC
2005 | Bill Melendy – ADI Nolan Davis Ltd.
2006 | Bill Butler – Hi-Point Industries (1991) Ltd.
2007 | Chris Palmer – Connections Research
2008 | Deborah Hutchings – McInnes Cooper
2009 | Bill Scott – Fracflow Consultants Inc.
2010 | Terry Dollard – Universal Environmental
2011 | Susan Sherk – AMEC Environment & Infrastructure
2012 | Frank Ricketts – Nalcor Energy
2014 | Perry Trimper – Stantec
2014 | Deidre Puddister – Pennecon
2016 | Dan Brake – EMSAT Corporation
2016 | Lyndsay Haynes – NSB Energy