WightFibre To Exhibit At Green On Wight Conference
- Future Jobs and Innovation
- Carbon Reduction
- Sustainable Travel Plans
- Healthy Workforce
- Increased Business Productivity
- Town Centre Toolkits
- Renewable Industry
- European Best Practice
- Economic Strategy
Speakers and presentations will include:
Former Sustainability Director at the Eden Project and founder and Director of Surfers Against Sewage. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the environment and was called as a special advisor to the Rt.Hon Michael Meacher MP Minister for the Environment. During his time at The Eden Project, Chris Hines conceived and managed the Waste Neutral concept. Chris has a deep understanding of the balance between the social, environmental and financial aspects of sustainability.
Dr David Hutchinson, Environment Facilitator at the University of Portsmouth.
Dr David Hutchinson will talk about the work of Greentech South and how sustainability and business can go hand in hand. David will present examples of how Greentech South has promoted sustainability in the south through technology and innovation, along with leveraging inward investment and job creation.
Professor AbuBakr S Bahaj, Professor of Sustainable Energy, Southampton University
Professor Bahaj has pioneered sustainable energy research for more than 25 years. AbuBakr Bahaj leads the 55-strong Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton, where he completed his PhD, progressing from a researcher to a Personal Chair in Sustainable Energy. In 2012, Prof Bahaj was appointed Chief Scientific Advisor to Southampton City Council-believed to be the first such appointment in the UK and in 2014, the UK’s Science Council named him as one of the UK’s 100 leading practising scientists.
As part of the LSTF funded ‘Partnerships with European Success Stories’ project, we will launch a toolkit designed to inspire local communities to progress car-free initiatives in their town centres. We welcome Andre Botermans, from Houten in the Utrecht province of the Netherlands, one of the three locations highlighted in the Town Centre Toolkit. Andre will talk about sustainable transport developments in Houten.
Distinctive businesses and agencies will attend and exhibit, highlighting green initiatives and green products, including: