Many Opportunities for the Environmental Sector in 2013: NEIA Releases ‘Green Opportunities’ Report Stemming from its NewLeef 2012 Conference

For Immediate Release
January 7, 2013

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) has released ‘Opportunities in the Green Economy’, a report comprised from the ideas and input of its October 24th NewLeef 2012 Conference.

Focusing on the connection between environment and the economy, NewLeef 2012 featured presentations from sector experts and convened breakout sessions with attendees in the areas of waste management, green building, and sustainable resource management. Ideas were captured by conference facilitators in real time, and NEIA staff have analyzed and organized the data.

“The data coming from our NewLeef 2012 conference showed that there was consensus within the sector on several possible initiatives,” said Ted Lomond, NEIA’s Executive Director. “This report captures those initiatives, and sets the stage for the environmental sector to take action”.

‘Opportunities in the Green Economy’ outlines eight opportunities identified at the conference in five categories: education, waste, by-products, green building, and buying local.

Where appropriate, NEIA will work on behalf of its members to push the sector’s agenda forward.

‘Opportunities in the Green Economy’ can be downloaded at http://neia.org/newleef-2012-opportunities-in-the-green-economy/.

NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the growth and development of the environmental industry in this province. It is Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier resource for the industry offering a diverse range of expert knowledge and services in the business of mitigating and minimizing environmental damage for the protection and enhancement of the environment for present and future generations. NEIA has over 130 members.

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