In­au­gu­ral En­vi­ron­men­tal In­dus­try Awards pre­sented

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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.

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