Inaugural Environmental Industry Awards presented
The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) announced Friday the winners of the inaugural Environmental Industry Awards.
“This past year we were proud to implement an awards program and recognize those businesses and individuals who are helping develop clean technologies and grow the green economy in our province,” Kieran Hanley, NEIA’s Executive Director, was quoted in a news release. Three awards were given. The Cleantech Innovation Award went to Intelligent Materials and Monitoring.
The Cleantech award recognizes achievement in research and development, commercialization and/or refinement of products, services, or processes that can mitigate effects to, protect, or enhance the environment.
“Intelligent Materials and Monitoring has developed a water-sampling instrument that has the potential to significantly reduce the time and environmental impact associated with traditional techniques,” Hanley was quoted in the release.
The Environmental Industry Business Excellence Award recognizes a significant initiative, project, or achievement of a business engaged in the province’s green economy.
That award went to Anaconda Mining.
“Anaconda Mining took a different approach with the excess rock produced from its mining operations, displacing 3.5 million tonnes of what would normally be waste and transforming that in to new revenues and jobs for the region,” Hanley was quoted saying.
The final award recognizes an individual person’s contribution to the province’s environmental industry. The Environmental Industry Champion Award went to Leslie Grattan.
“Leslie’s contributions throughout her career — whether that be in her capacity as a regulator, decision-maker, practitioner, business owner, or volunteer — have been significant and will leave a lasting impact on this province’s green economy; NEIA is proud to recognize her as an industry champion,” Hanley was quoted saying.
Intelligent Materials and Monitoring won the Cleantech Innovation Award. Pictured accepting the award on behalf of Intelligent Materials and Monitoring is co-founder Stefana Egli.