For Immediate Release
June 24, 2015
Call for Presentation Abstracts Issued
ST. JOHN’S, NL – Planning is well underway for Newfoundland and Labrador’s green economy conference. Newleef 2015 takes place on October 8-9, 2015.
Organized by the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) and now in its fourth year, Newleef brings industry, academia, government, and the community together to discuss the growth and diversification of the province’s economy through the protection of, mitigation of effects to, or enhancement of the natural environment.
“Newleef continues to grow in size and scope,” says Ted Lomond, Executive Director of NEIA. “This is an indication of the growing interest by the business community, researchers, government officials, and municipal leaders in this province in the relationship between economy and environment.”
Newleef explores business opportunities; presents the latest local research; aims to foster sector innovation; navigates environmental issues with a focus on solutions; highlights the products, services, and activities of organizations operating in the province; and builds sector capacity through the delivery of professional development seminars.
While portions of the Newleef 2015 agenda are organized by NEIA and its partners, there is an opportunity for local businesses, firms, and researchers to contribute to the conference – NEIA has issued a call for abstracts. Interested parties can view the thematic areas of interest and submission guidelines on the Newleef website at www.newleef.ca. The deadline for submissions is August 12, 2015.
“NEIA’s members are active in all areas of Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy, from green building, to waste management, to forestry, to oil and gas,” says Lomond. “What binds them is their belief that economic development and environmental health are not mutually exclusive values.”
Lomond says that Newleef is the best opportunity in the province for likeminded individuals and organizations to meet and discuss issues of common interest. “Newleef is an opportunity for our province’s environmental industry stakeholders to learn from one another and collaborate to grow the environmental sector of the economy,” says Lomond.
NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the growth and development of the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. NEIA has over 190 members. More information on NEIA can be found at www.neia.org.