Institute of Ecotechnics was formed in 1973 to initiate and develop the new discipline of Ecotechnics, which intends to harmonise ecology & technology by means of hands-on educational programmes and the research & development of demonstration projects and products.Landmark programmes which the Institute of Ecotechnics has facilitated include: (1) field research programmes enable students, artists and public to gain ecological experience in such complex areas as rainforests, coral reefs, savannahs, and deserts, (2) the development of agriculture, wastewater, air purification, and closed life system technologies, (3) participation in cultures, art and theatre, (4) publishing books relating to critical ecological and cultural issues, and (5) creating workshops, programs and conferences to further and promote public awareness of the developing discipline of Ecotechnics.
The Study of Ecotechnics:
- To establish and develop the new discipline of Ecotechnics which deals with the relationships between ethnosphere, technosphere and the biosphere;
- To design, develop and implement programmes and projects conducive to furthering the discipline of Ecotechnics;
- To hold conferences where practitioners of different disciplines exchange results of their work to assist in the formulation of a local or planetary programme to deal with major ecological problem areas;
- To provide ecotechnical consulting in applications of restoration ecology.
- To promote educational programmes about Ecotechnics: the technics of ecology and of the ecology of technics especially at interfaces of cultures, art and theatre;
- To publish useful results of such investigations and research;
- To manage a world wide web homepage and knowledge database to disseminate an understanding of ecotechnics.
Research and Development:
- To research and develop air recycling/purifying systems, water recycling/purifying systems, computer/analytic monitoring systems, use of local materials, control and information systems, and closed system technologies;
- To encourage the study of global ecology: ecosystems, biomes and biospheres.