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N.L. businesses challenged to offset 5,000 tonnes emissions

CleanTechNL, an initiative developed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association, is helping businesses and communities find the right partnership with government in support of clean technology projects. Executive director Kieran Hanley and marketing and communications director Matt Rumboldt are part of the team that drives this project that has a positive environmental impact.
Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association executive director Kieran Hanley and marketing and communications director Matt Rumboldt. -The Telegram file photo

The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) is issuing a challenge to businesses to help offset 5,000 tonnes of the province’s greenhouse gas emissions.
“We are challenging firms across the province to recognize their own contributions to climate change, and to support clean growth in Newfoundland and Labrador,” Kieran Hanley, NEIA’s executive director, was quoted in a news release.
Hanley says the process to estimate greenhouse gas emissions and purchase offsets can be simple, and instructions can be found on the challenge’s website at carbonoffsetchallenge.ca. 
The website will also be used to track offsets and tell stories of businesses that decide to participate in the challenge.
“The offsets are special in that they are the first ever to be generated, verified, certified, and sold from within Newfoundland and Labrador,” Hanley said in the release.
The organization says 50 per cent of the proceeds from the transactions go directly to the municipalities that helped generate them.
NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the development of clean technology and the growth of the green economy in the province. It has over 200 members.

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