Government Office for the East Midlands PRESS RELEASE More information from Jon Whowell, Release Date: 31st August 2005 Policy Advisor Communications Ref: 38-08 East Midlands Regional Assembly Tel 01664 502551, Mobile 07887 635749 E-mail email@example.com TV Star to visit Expo 2005 Penney Poyzer, presenter of the new series No Waste Like Home on BBC2, will be a special guest at East Midlands Expo 2005 Pride Park Stadium Derby September 29th 2005. Around 50 organisations exhibiting. Penney said: “I am proud to be associated with Expo 2005; Climate Change is literally a burning issue. I find it thrilling that my local region is the seed ground for truly innovative projects and green services. Seven years ago when I began converting my Victorian home with sustainability in mind there were few British products available but now I can find many of the items locally. This is real progress.” East Midlands Expo 2005 is being organised by East Midlands Regional Assembly, the Environmental Industries Forum East Midlands and the Government Office for the East Midlands. It will showcase a wide range of activities by East Midlands' businesses, schools, the public and voluntary sectors that improve people's quality of life and help to address Climate Change. Visitors to Expo will be able to network with key contacts, learn about the extensive range of activities already underway in the region and learn about a whole host of opportunities that could benefit their business or organisation and the region. The organisers are thrilled at the appetite in the region also shown by businesses and other organisations wishing to be involved by either showcasing the good work they are doing or visiting to see for themselves the wide range of activities underway. Visitors will even have the opportunity to build a solar-powered car from a kit! Councillor David Parsons, Chair of The East Midlands Regional Assembly, said.” I am delighted that we have around 50 exhibitors already signed up for Expo 2005. This is a terrific showcase for the region that is attracting so much interest across the Country and it demonstrates how much good work is going on in the East Midlands. The work on climate change will help us all enjoy a better quality of life in the future.” Notes to Editors 1. The Partners a) East Midlands Regional Assembly The Assembly has become the region's foremost voice, creating a strategic partnership to boost the economic, social land environmental quality of life - for us all. For more details visit www.emra.gov.uk b) Environmental Industries Forum, East Midlands The Environmental Industries Forum, East Midlands aims to provide its members in the region's Environmental Goods and Services sector with opportunities to develop their business both domestically and internationally, network, train, improve skills and access research and development. For more details visit www.eiforum.org.uk c) GO-EM Government Office for the East Midlands works to deliver, influence and develop government programmes and initiatives in the region by working with relevant organisations to meet local needs. For more details visit www.goem.gov.uk d) emda East Midlands Development Agency (emda) has a vision for the East Midlands: to be a top 20 region in Europe by 2010. This ambitious target is achievable by making the region a place where people want to live, work and invest. And they'll want to do this by creating a vibrant, successful economy; a healthy, safe and inclusive society; and a good quality environment. For more details visit www.emda.org.uk MEDIA INFORMATION FROM Jon Whowell, Policy Advisor Communications East Midlands Regional Assembly Tel 01664 502 551, Mobile 07887 635749, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.emra.gov.uk List of Exhibitors as at 30.08.05 Attenborough Nature Centre BEST Big Lottery Fund BioKneX British Geological Survey Defra (SDU) Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link (Environment Centre) Derbyshire Wildlife Trust East Midlands NTI Energy and Environmental Network EGNIOL Ltd EIForum EMBEC EMBREN Empower Training Services EMRA Energy and Utility Skills Environ Environmental Champions Network Envirowise Euroscience Global Action Plan (EcoTeams Project) GOEM Groundwork East Midlands Hoval Limited IESD, De-Montford University Leicester City Council (Environment Team) Leicester Regeneration Company National Quality Assurance Ltd Natural England Northants Borough Council Nottingham Health Action Team Nottinghamshire Agenda 21 Forum Notts county Council - Beacon Council for Sustainable Energy Peak District National Park Authority Pedal Express Radon Centres Limited Schools Homes Energy Education Project Scott Wilson Studentforce for Sustainability The BA (British Association for Advancement Science) The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management The Leicestershire Rural Housing Enabler UKTI Wastecycle Limited
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