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NEIA celebrates Earth Day

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2013

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) is celebrating Earth Day today, and is encouraging people, businesses, and government in Newfoundland and Labrador to do the same.

Each year on April 22, more than one billion people across the world observe Earth Day. From St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador to Sydney, Australia, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments take time to recognize the value of the planet and to take action to protect it.

“All of us, whether it’s at work or at home – or even while you’re on the run – can make a difference to the health of our planet,” says Ted Lomond, Executive Director of NEIA. Lomond pointed to energy conservation and waste reduction as simple ways we, as individuals and businesses, can collectively make a significant difference.

NEIA, for example, is taking the opportunity, presented by its recent move into a new office space, to develop a new ‘green office’ strategy.

“We are taking a close look at how we manage our waste, how we use our energy, and what the impact of the products we consume are,” explained Lomond. “We will identify areas where we can improve, and make those adjustments.”

Lomond says that making a ‘green office’ plan is a simple exercise that can both help the environment and save money too.

“NEIA represents a sector of businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador that believes what is good for the environment can also be good for the bottom line,” says Lomond. “A proper green office plan will decrease energy costs, reduce waste, and help make a difference.”

“Every day can be Earth Day.”

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 140 members.

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