2011 NLEN AGM, Luncheon and Conference


The NLEN AGM, Luncheon and Conference is an annual provincial gathering of people and organisations interested in seeking solutions to the environmental issues facing Newfoundland and Labrador. With federal and provincial elections on the horizon, we have asked leaders within the environmental community to present “green policy recommendations” on a variety of issues – climate and energy, environmental health, and land and marine resource management. All interested individuals and organisations are invited to join the discussion “How to build a green platform”!


Please register as soon as possible. Note that you can register to attend either the AGM, or Luncheon, or Conference (or any combination of the three).

When: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Where: The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. St. John’s

The purpose of the event is to:
1. Facilitate networking and partnership building amongst groups
2. Raise public awareness of environmental issues facing our province and explore and promote solutions to those problems.


10:00 – 10:30 am Registration & sign-in
10:30 – 11:45 am NLEN Annual General Meeting
12:00 – 1:00 pm LuncheonKey-note speaker:
Honorable Ross Wiseman
Minister, Department of Environment and Conservation
1:00-4:00 pm   CONFERENCE – “How to Build a Green Platform”
1:00-2:30 pm HEALTHY COMMUNITIES – HEALTHY LANDSA province-wide ban on cosmetic pesticide use
Councillor Sheilagh O’Leary  (Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides – NL)Mine / mill waste and freshwater ecosystems
Dr. John Jacobs (Sandy Pond Alliance for the Protection of Canadian Waters) 

Ecosystem-based forest planning
Dr. Ian Goudie  (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – NL)

Conserving our Land
Doug Ballam (Nature Conservancy of Canada)

15 minute break 
2:45-4:15 pm ENERGY & CLIMATEStrengthening environmental oversight of the offshore oil sector
Dr. Ian Jones (Seabird Ecology Research Group, Memorial University)Certifying “green” energy initiatives
Roberta Benefiel (Grand Riverkeeper Labrador)

Opportunities for emissions reductions, and green energy production
Dr. Fred Winsor  (Sierra Club Atlantic)

Northeast Avalon regional sustainable transportation initiative
Nicole Renaud (Atlantic Canada Sustainable Energy Coalition / Sierra Club Atlantic)


Who should attend?
– Community groups and individuals
– Educators, Students & academic community
– Government officials
– Newfoundland and Labrador businesses pursuing sustainability

Contact for more information:
Chris Hogan
Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network