World Land Trust CEO John Burton was invited as a special guest at the award ceremony of the European Grand Prix for Innovation, which this year was dedicated to the Environment. During the Awards Dinner, John was given the opportunity to describe the Trust's work, and its innovative approach to conservation. In the course of the interview, a recorded phone message from Sir David Attenborough was broadcast to the 150 guests attending the ceremony explaining his support for the work of the WLT, and also his thoughts on the future of conservation.
The awards are sponsored by the Government of Monaco, and this years winners' projects were a solar-powered system for breaking down hazardous wastes, a novel system for manufacturing biodegradable plastics from sugars, and an acoustic absorber that will reduce noise levels in orchestra pits restaurants and other public places.
For further information on the Innovation Grand Prix visit www.european-grandprix.com
For further information on the World Land Trust visit www.worldlandtrust.org