Stacy Bell is an environmental expert and competitive axe thrower who is passionate about water collection and treatment. As Environmental Systems Specialist with Neptune Terminals and one of the leaders of the company’s Green Marine program, Stacy ensures the optimal performance of Neptune's wastewater treatment systems while continuously looking for opportunities to improve them.
I joined Neptune Terminals in early 2016 as Environmental Systems Specialist. What drew me to this field of work is the need to ensure we are always improving our environmental performance. And from the start of my career, proper wastewater treatment has been of particular interest. The reality is that the world doesn’t have enough consumable water for every person on this planet, so I wanted to learn as much as possible and play a part in cleaning water and reusing it.
Today I am certified as a level 3 wastewater treatment specialist, working towards the final level 4 certification. On a day-to-day basis at Neptune I make sure the wastewater treatment process is running perfectly for both the steelmaking coal and dry bulk systems – in other words potash. And I’m really proud that we are now re-using 200,000 litres of water each month, which reduces our consumption of new, municipal water.
I also help to lead our Green Marine program, which promotes good environmental management and information sharing between terminals and ports. The goal is for the industry as a whole to be pro-active and share information to maximize our environmental performance. This is a platform for staying ahead of the curve and continuously improving our systems, to ensure that every day we are doing what is best.
Working at Neptune has been the perfect opportunity for me, given that my values align so well with the mindset of continuous operational and environmental improvement. If there’s a better way to do something, Neptune will always do it.