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Dumped expert launches project; GO GREEN.

A GREEN project to nurture the Tees Valley's emerging eco design sector will be launched next week.

Reality TV presenter and product designer, Rob Holdway, who presented the Channel 4 programme Dumped, will challenge the 'throwaway culture' with a keynote speech at the University of Teesside on Monday.

Mr Holdway, who is also director of award-winning low-carbon design company Giraffe Innovation, will help launch Sustees, a university-led forum for eco activity in the region.

Principal lecturer Paul Denison said: "As the credit crunch hits, and the whole legislative push for sustainability gathers pace, a good proportion of new jobs will be in the green sectors.

"Once the downturn is over, there will be a need to regenerate business."

Dumped featured 11 volunteers who eeked out a living on a landfill site. Mr Holdaway will kickstart a four-day programme with a talk at the university's Centuria Building. Contact c.e.wilson@tees.ac.uk

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jan 22, 2009
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