THE CONFERENCE HAS EXPANDED FROM ONE DAY OF LINEAR SESSIONS IN ITS FIRST YEAR, TO TWO DAYS OF MULTIPLE STREAMS OF PRESENTATIONS.
LABRADOR’S GREEN ECONOMY CONFERENCE On October 8-9, 2015, the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) held Newleef – the province’s premier green economy conference. Written by Kieran Hanley. 56 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
“Newleef brings industry, small business, academia, and government 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,” says Ted Lomond, NEIA’s Executive Director. The conference attracts environmental professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs, policy analysts, academia and researchers, and organizations with sustainability objectives. “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 Mr. Lomond. “What binds them is their belief that economic development and environ-