Erin selected as "One to Watch" in Atlantic Canada

Erin was recently profiled by the Saltwire Network as part of their Ones to Watch series.

“The change I’m trying to make in Newfoundland and Labrador is motivated by the fact that this is my home. I love this province and want to create a future where we aren’t dependent on one non-renewable, extractive economy — where our wealth is derived from a diverse economy based on sustainable, responsible development of our natural resources and communities.”

Read the full article here.


Erin receives "Momentum Award" at the NLOWE 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala

On October 25, Erin was the recipient of the Momentum Award at the NLOWE 2018 Entrepreneur of the the Year awards!


Read about the NLOWE Awards and the other amazing women business owners and award winners in the full press release from NLOWE.

Erin moderating panel at NEIA's Newleef 2018

Image: Newfoundland and Labrador Industry Association

Image: Newfoundland and Labrador Industry Association

I'm pleased to be moderating this discussion in October at NEIA's annual Newleef conference featuring: 

Joshua Green, CEO of Empowered Homes - In just a few short years, Empowered Homes has grown to 28 employees, and has sold thousands of units of their first product, Mysa. Mysa connects any electric heater to the internet and can be remotely controlled through an app.

Ashley Noseworthy, CEO of Edgewise Environmental - An accomplished marine scientist with extensive experience in the offshore sector, Ashley launched Canada's first environmental consultancy dedicated to marine mammal observation, seabird observation, and acoustic monitoring training. 

Delia Warren, Director of Iron & Earth East - Delia is a Professional Engineer who spent the first seven years of her career working in offshore oil and gas in Scotland, France, Africa and at home in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Now, as Director of Iron & Earth East, she is an advocate for economic diversification and job creation in a society where the future of oil is uncertain. 

Join us in October as I engage these local leaders in a discussion on how they're creating jobs and driving change in the province's environmental/clean tech sector. Visit the Newleef website to register.


Erin talks offshore wind with local media

Erin spoke with Kenneth Oliver of The Telegram following a workshop on supply chain and energy markets for offshore wind in Atlantic Canada. Erin hosted the event, which was organized by the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association and Marine Renewables Canada. The workshop also featured her colleague, Alan Duncan, of Scotia Supply Chain in Scotland, who spoke to syngergies between offshore oil and gas and offshore wind. While there are challenges to developing the sector in Newfoundland and Labrador, Erin says "it's encouraging to see Ottawa take a stance and seriously consider and endorse other renewables and not just hydroelectric."  Read the full article here

Erin Stapleton Appointed to City and Provincial Boards

One of my core values is giving back to the community through volunteerism and leadership.

I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed to the City of St. John’s Local Board of Appeal and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council. I look forward to working with my colleagues in serving our city and our province.

About the St. John’s Local Appeal Board
The St. John’s Local Board of Appeal is comprised of five individuals who have been appointed for a three-year term by the St. John’s Municipal Council. The Appeal Board is a body to which appeals can be made regarding decisions made by the City under the St. John’s Development Regulations with respect to: an application to undertake a development; a revocation of an approval or a permit to undertake a development; the issuance of a Stop Work Order pursuant to the Development Regulations; or a decision permitted under the Urban and Rural Planning Act, 2000. 

About the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council
The Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council (WERAC) was created to advise the government on the creation and management of wilderness and ecological reserves. WERAC’s vision is the conservation and preservation of natural landscapes and seascapes in Newfoundland and Labrador for current and future generations through the timely establishment of a functioning network of protected areas throughout the province. Using an open and consultative process, WERAC accepts the following values: transparency, accountability, responsibility, stewardship of our natural heritage, and appreciation of our natural heritage.

Read the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador News Release here.

Upcoming speaking engagements!

I'm excited to be speaking at two Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) events in St. John's in June.

On June 12, as part of the NEIA Speaker Series, I will be discussing supply chain capacity within Newfoundland and Labrador to support an offshore wind energy industry. NEIA and I collaborated on this study and this will be the first public presentation of our findings. For more information and to register, please visit the NEIA event page.

On June 16, at NEIA's Environmental Manager's Roundtable, I will be leading private sector environmental leads and managers in a discussion on recent federal reviews of the Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. I have my own views, but I am interested in hearing what other practitioners have to say about the recommendations. For more information and to register, please visit the NEIA event page