Green agenda: Ecocity Summit, Good Design Expo

A A A

Over the coming weeks environmental issues will be addressed at both the Ecocity World Summit in Montreal and the Good Design Expo in Tokyo. The Ecocity World Summit addresses environmental issues on a large scale, bringing together experts and policy makers from around the world to discuss the future of sustainable urban development. The Good Design Expo takes a smaller-scale but equally important approach to environmental issues, awarding products that "help preserve global resources and protect the environment."

Ecocity World Summit 
August 22-26
Palais des congrès de Montréal 
Montreal, QC, Canada 
Map

A four-day conference exploring the theme of creating eco-cities, the event attracts academics, policy makers, professionals and environmentalists from around the world. In addition to a number of conferences the event also hosts mobile workshops, training courses and film screenings.
http://www.ecocity2011.com 
Facebook  


Good Design Expo
August 26-28
Tokyo Big Sight 
Tokyo, Japan
Map

The latest and most cutting-edge designs from around the world will be on display at the Good Design Expo, being held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center over two days. The expo coincides with decisions on the Good Design Awards 2011, including the Good Design Long Life Award, which honors products that "help preserve global resources and protect the environment."
http://www.g-mark.org/english


EcoVelocity EV Show

September 8-11
Battersea Power Station
London, UK
Map

London is rapidly becoming a leading world city for electric vehicles, installing infrastructure far faster than many of its counterparts. This show will display everything from charging equipment to battery-powered taxis and is set to offer a glimpse into a future in which 'the Big Smoke' may not actually have any emissions at all.
http://www.ecovelocity.co.uk/
Facebook  Twitter


Low Carbon Expo 2011 
September 16-17 
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena      
Cardiff, UK 
Map 

The organizers behind this eco-friendly event claim that it is the first low carbon exhibition to be held in Wales. The Low Carbon Expo 2011 will showcase energy products and services alongside interactive low-carbon workshops and live demonstrations. Over 100 companies will be exhibiting at the event and around 3,000 visitors are expected to attend. The event is far smaller than the Greenbuild Expo in October, but the Low Carbon expo is in its first year. 
http://www.lowcarbonwales.com/ 
Facebook  Twitter  

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Sales Administrator - Spanish Speaking

£17000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...

Recruitment Genius: Sales Administrator - German Speaking

£17000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...

Recruitment Genius: Sales Administrator - Japanese Speaking

£17000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: If you are fluent in Japanese a...

Recruitment Genius: Graphic Designer - Immediate Start

£16000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...

Day In a Page

Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
10 best statement lightbulbs

10 best statement lightbulbs

Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

Dustin Brown

Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test