A Chance to Win a Trip to Your Dream Destination in Canada!
Enter for your chance to win the trip of a lifetime for you and a friend anywhere in Canada. Call Johnson for a home, auto or travel insurance by December 31st and you’ll be automatically entered into the contest. Johnson Insurance offers exclusive savings and great benefits to ESAM members. For details and your quote: 1-877-217-5833 l Johnson.ca/Canada
2nd Annual ESAM Softball Tournament and BBQ Scheduled for September 2017 at Carl Morash Fields (Woodside) … Details Coming Soon!
ESAM In Attendance at Federal Announcement to Expand Funding to Energy Savings Programs
ESAM Lunch ‘n Learns are returning this September!
ESAM is dedicated to providing its members with relevant, up-to-date, technical environmental information workshops. If you have an environmental topic you’d like to hear more about, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject “ESAM Lunch ‘n Learns”.
ESAM Call for Committee Members
Are you looking to leave an impact on the environmental industry in the Maritimes? Are you looking for opportunities to network with industry leaders from the Maritimes? The Environmental Services Association Maritimes (ESAM) is seeking to fill a number of volunteer opportunities on ESAM committees for 2017/18. If you are interested in hearing more, or if you would like to put your name forward as a potential committee member, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘ESAM Call for Committee Members’.
Maxxam Analytics – Winners of ESAM’s Environmental Week Challenge!
In recognition of Environment Week and World Environment Day, Maxxam Analytics in Bedford planted vegetable gardens! Maxxam Analytics created four beds, one of which is a repurposed wooden palate that was filled with soil. The garden has tomatoes, peas, kale, peppers, lettuce, parsley, beans, and Swiss chard. Maxxam’s master gardener recruited several staff members to help with weeding, watering and harvesting. The high quality organic vegetables will be donated to Feed NS while it is fresh. Last year Maxxam Analytics grew approximately 25 lbs. of produce and are hoping for a bumper crop this year!
ESAM Post-Secondary Grant, Presented by Johnson Insurance
ESAM is proud to offer employees of ESAM member organizations a chance to win a $1,000 education grant! This opportunity is exclusive to ESAM member organization employees, their spouse, children or grandchildren who are enrolled in a post-secondary educational program in 2017/18 academic year. Complete the form and you’ll be entered for a chance to win! The deadline for entry is August 31, 2017. The winner will be selected by random draw. Thank you to Johnson Insurance, ESAM’s preferred home and auto insurance provider, for their continued support.
ESAM’s Top 5 Environmental Articles from the Maritimes
ESAM encourages it members to join its company page on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/10311480) to check out the latest environmental news and environmental job postings around the Maritimes. Here are links to the top 5 articles you engaged in over the month of June:
ESAM Donates Profits from BBQ on Commons to the Friends of McNabs Island Society
In an effort to support our community and be environmentally conscious, ESAM recently donated profits from a BBQ held at the commons to the Friends of McNabs Island Society. On June 4th, 200 volunteers travelled to McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour for the annual cleanup of the Provincial Park and Fort McNab National Historic Site. Volunteers took part in Oceans Week and Environment Week activities cleaning up the shoreline of the park that gets littered with garbage every year. In total, volunteers collected 500 bags of garbage and recyclables. Since 1991, volunteers have collected nearly 13,000 bags of garbage and recyclables from the beaches of this 400 ha “green jewel” in Halifax Harbour.
Member Spot-Light, CleanEarth
Through our two operating companies, CleanEarth Technologies and CleanEarth Industrial Services, we are a world-leader in providing our clients with environmental services and solutions to handle any type of contaminated soil and/or water problem, incident or project.
At CleanEarth Technologies our business is soil and water remediation. Our mission is to eliminate soil and water liabilities for our clients in an environmentally safe manner on remediation projects ranging from basic to highly complex, anywhere in the world. We are industry experts in applying innovative technologies and testing processes to bring customized, sustainable solutions and cost-effective results to our clients.
The company has treated over 1,000,000 tonnes of contaminated soil and has developed processes to the point where greater than 98% of the soils treated are re-used as clean sand, gravel, rock and clay. As a company, we are proud of our role in material re-use and landfill diversion.
Our fixed facility, located in the Aerotech Business Park, is Canada’s first and only commercial soil washing and soil recycling facility. We remediate over 120,000 tonnes of soil annually and can treat soils contaminated with heavy metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, and PAHs as well as contaminated sulphide bearing material. CleanEarth Technologies also has mobile processes that can be transported to a client’s site where the soil is remediated and re-used on site. These processes have been successfully used on a variety of sites including environmental disaster recovery sites, high profile urban sites, and remote environmentally sensitive sites.
On the water remediation side, we have treated over 300,000,000 litres of contaminated water to Drinking Water Guidelines. We provide these treatment services both at our Aerotech facility and at client’s sites utilizing our mobile water treatment processes.
We have always invested heavily in R&D activities with a current focus on PFOS and PFOA. These contaminants in soil and groundwater are a growing environmental issue around the world with no current cost effective treatment. CleanEarth is looking to be first to market with a global solution. As part of this opportunity we have recently signed a business deal in Australia to export our technologies and processes.
CleanEarth Industrial Services is a full service industrial cleaning and waste management services company. Our strength is customer service. Our team is made up of highly qualified and experienced personnel. With extensive project expertise, a priority on Health & Safety, and utilizing the region’s best equipment we can respond to and handle any size job or emergency 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
ESAM is working with SuperNOVA at Dalhousie University to help deliver environmental-specific educational programming to students. ESAM is seeking interest from our membership in participating as a mentor, a partner, or even an individual seeking to deliver a session as part of the programming. SuperNOVA at Dalhousie University is a not for profit initiative of Dalhousie University that provides educational programming for kids all over Atlantic Canada in science, engineering, oceans and computer science and technology. The core of the programming is on-campus summer camps, where SuperNOVA engages local partners working in industry to help deliver the programs. If you are interested in getting involved with SuperNOVA as a partner, sponsor or mentor, check out the website at www.supernova.dal.ca, email email@example.com, or call 902-210-6220. You may also review their programming and their annual report on activities.
We are inviting you to complete a 'Member Spotlight' on your company as a whole, an office/team, individual or project that you would like to showcase in our newsletter. As a member, you have a unique (free!) marketing tool at your hands with our newsletter distribution reaching over 1,000 individuals!
If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please forward your 'Member Spotlight' (maximum 2,500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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