Current Master of Arts in Environmental Policy (MAEP) student Sanja Schuelke traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia last week to participate in GLOBE 2014 – an international environmental conference on the green economy held from March 26-28, 2014. Sanja joined thousands of participants from many different countries, including businesses and organizations from Newfoundland and Labrador, in exploring emerging opportunities within the environmental sector worldwide.
For the past 24 years, the GLOBE conference has helped companies incorporate sustainability into their processes, develop a marketplace for environmental and energy technologies and services, and develop a network of green businesses on an international scale. The NL delegation was led by Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA), with support from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development.
GLOBE provided Sanja with information and networking opportunities that will assist current EPI research on environmental industries and the green economy. As a member of the Mapping and Assessing Industry Clusters for Green Innovation research team, Sanja’s responsibilities lie in the review of other jurisdictions and best-case examples for inventory, assessment and support of the green economy worldwide. By attending the conference, with NEIA, a project partner, Sanja was able to network and collect beneficial information for the project.Additionally, as a student in the MAEP program Sanja was well positioned to promote the program as well as EPI. Sanja will hold a public presentation at Grenfell Campus about the conference and her experiences in the near future.