Over the years, the world population has been growing rapidly and there has been the need to produce more to feed the increasing population. This has resulted into overexploitation of natural resources. Global warming, water scarcity, increased energy consumption, disappearing plant and animal species, air pollution and the proliferation of waste are some of the indicators of adverse effects on the environment.
Therefore, environmental concern is a fundamental feature in economic and social matters today. The challenges created by the human activities now demand for environmental solutions in form of technologies aimed at achieving sustainable development and protection of our environment.
In an effort to promote environmental technologies, eco-products, services, sustainable use of ecosystems, and other efforts that aim to offer solutions to the current environmental challenges, Impulse Communication Options in collaboration with EnviroConserve Green Technologies, the publishers of EnviroConserve AFRICA magazine, has introduced Ecoprofiles (directory) resource centre, an online gateway to information on environmental technologies and services in the East Community. The resource centre presents a platform for developers of environmental technologies and service providers to showcase their technologies to the public. In addition, the directory aims to promote sustainable development and to enlighten the public about the availability of environment friendly products and services in the region. On the other hand, the directory seeks to leverage consumers that by using environment friendly products, consumers will be supporting global environment conservation efforts.
The directory has several classifications covering various interest groups in environmental management, conservation and sustainable development. The categories include: government ministries, private and civil society organisations that play different roles in the environment sector. The directory features profiles of companies and/or organizations, their products and services.
Ecoprofiles resource centre is the first ever online environmental centre of its kind in the East African Community. It presents an exceptional opportunity to organisations with vital environmental conservation information to display it for access by the population beyond regional borders. It provides a platform for promoting environmental branding and the ecological efforts by businesses as well as their eco-friendly products and services. Above all, it provides a forum for exchange of information regarding environmental technologies that have been invented around the world. “Going Green is Ultimate”