5th September 2000

 

STRIVING FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

 

‘Sustainable Lincolnshire’ will be the theme of the latest Environmental Technology Forum to be staged tomorrow (Wednesday 6th September) at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

The event, which has been organised jointly by the university and the Lincolnshire TEC Group, is expected to attract around 200 delegates. It is due to begin at 9am and end at 4pm at the university’s Lincoln campus.

 

The Environmental Technology Forum will combine presentations from key policy makers and experts in the UK and Europe with practical workshops and an exhibition of the latest innovations in environmental products and services.

 

The focus of the event will be on incorporating sustainable development into the heart of business decisions.

 

“Part of this process involves the use of clean technologies in industry combined with the design and innovation of new products and services,” commented Chris Davis, an environmental consultant at the university.

 

“ETF 2000 will showcase sustainable technologies such as e-commerce, renewable energies, waste management, ecodesign, energy efficiency and waste minimisation, and the workshops will enable delegates to gain practical help and information on improving profitability and remaining competitive.”

 

Among the key speakers and guests at the event will be:

 

·     Lincoln MP Gillian Merron

·     Mark Shardlow (chair), environment correspondent for BBC East Midlands

·     Dr Janet Asherson, head of environment and health and safety at the Confederation of British Industry

·     Phil Conran of Biffa Waste Services Ltd

·     Peter Billins of British Biogen

·     Jon Lee of the Co-operative Bank’s ecology unit.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)