Zac Goldsmith to speak at EcoConnect, the new green technology facilitator

21 October 2008, London: ecoConnect, a dynamic, new green technology business facilitator, is launched today. Zac Goldsmith is the keynote speaker at the launch which is being held in Kew Gardens this evening.

ecoConnect’s objective is to help promote and commercialise innovative, transformational green technology to the UK’s corporate and business world. These technological solutions will be showcased through regular events in London and across the UK. The ecoConnect online portal will provide news and information on all aspects of green technology in addition to partnership opportunities, contacts and business reviews.

Robert Hokin, Chief Executive of ecoConnect, says: “Environmentally-friendly technology is the key to reducing our carbon footprint. The launch of ecoConnect will promote creative and innovative technological solutions and make them widely available in the UK and elsewhere. There is clearly a hunger within the UK’s business community to implement eco technology and there are scores of practical solutions and great ideas but unless they find a pragmatic way to market many will disappear without a trace. It is ecoConnect’s job to help integrate green technology into our lives. We may blame past technology for creating today’s environmental challenges but I am absolutely convinced that green technology will help us shape a better future.” He adds, “It is an honour to have Zac Goldsmith as our keynote speaker. He has been a committed supporter of environmental causes for many years and it is a privilege to have him at the ecoConnect launch.”

Zac Goldsmith, environmentalist and director of The Ecologist magazine, comments: “The good news is that every step we need to take is already being taken by someone, somewhere. In energy, buildings, waste, food and farming, there are already examples of genuine best practice. We now need to transform today’s best practice into tomorrow’s norm. EcoConnect is an organisation that will help turn eco ideas into commercial reality, and is very much needed.”

The event will provide an opportunity to look at twenty or so exciting examples of green innovation. Among transport innovations on show will be the hydrogen fuel cell ENV motorcycle and the Lightning Electric Car. These two high end designs look gorgeous, are emissions free and almost silent. There will also be a preview of the prototype wind turbine from Stormblade which is considerably smaller, more efficient and quieter than the current generation.

EcoConnect is a forum which unites the eco technology arena: executives responsible for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives; entrepreneurs from green and clean technology companies and investors; political leaders and advisors; government development councils; policy makers, scientists and academics.

Making green technology integral to our world

ecoConnect is a UK-based green technology business facilitator. It is building the UK’s most progressive support community for bringing green technology to mainstream business and consumers. ecoConnect unites technology firms, inventors, academics, investors, consultancies, and anyone with a green and CSR agenda through regular events and its information portal.
The ecoSystem portal will be a business community and information hub which will provide news, highlight partnership opportunities, investment links, reviews, job postings and a green technology who’s who. For more information visit

Source: Moonlight Media