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NEIA soliciting project ideas for clean technology and environmental initiatives from businesses, municipalities, and other organizations

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For Immediate Release
January 16, 2019

(ST. JOHN’S, NL) – The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) is encouraging organizations to engage it with their clean technology and environmental project ideas.

“There are a number of funding opportunities available right now from a variety of sources to support clean growth activities,” says Kieran Hanley, NEIA’s Executive Director. “NEIA can help organizations understand what these opportunities are and assist them in making the connections necessary to pursue funding.”

Hanley says that supports exist for a wide number of initiatives. “Businesses of all sizes, municipalities, and other organizations can avail of funding, and pursuits can range from the research and development of new technologies and processes, to piloting new products or services, to the adoption of existing technologies.”

Clean technology can be defined as being products, processes, or services that improve on environmental performance (e.g. improving efficiency, reducing wastes, and/or mitigating the environmental risks of business activity). “Cleantech can be applied in any industry – from mining, to the fisheries, to energy, to manufacturing,” says Hanley. “There is a real interest to support cleantech development and adoption throughout the economy to help reduce environmental impacts.”

Hanley says there are also programs available to support projects that are more ‘environmental’ in scope, with the primary purpose of enhancing the natural environment. “A particular focus is on projects that can lead to a quantifiable reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,” says Hanley.

NEIA’s mandate is to support the development of clean technology and the growth of the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Hanley says that NEIA can increase ‘green’ activity by brokering relationships to connect potential projects with funding sources. “If we don’t know what potential projects are out there, we can’t help,” says Hanley. “Through this open call we hope to be able to engage with businesses, municipalities, and other organizations to contribute to a wave of clean growth initiatives.”

Proponents can contact Hanley directly at kieran@neia.org with their projects.

NEIA has over 200 members. More information can be found at http://www.neia.org.

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Media Contact:
Kieran Hanley
kieran@neia.org

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