Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Think feet

Had to go to London for a conference on reducing corporate carbon footprints. Was staying in a hotel near the venue and had to work out how to get there in time for the early start. Saw this 'Think Feet' campaign being promoted by the London Mayor, suggesting that many journeys can and should be made on foot in London. If you use the Underground, it is easy to miss the fact that you may only be around the corner from your destination with the Tube costing more and taking more time. It took me less than 200 minutes to walk in the lovely sunshine we had today. The thought of the Tube wearing a suit in the heat was not inviting. Had to do this on the way back to catch the train home to Norwich and had my own taste of global warning, or at least of melting rather than the glaciers. ;-) Maybe Think Feet should go nationwide?

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Energy Wasting Day on 1st April and the eve of the G20 summit

Dan Power is urging us to buy his T-shirts,

and get his new single in at No.1. See the video here.

On the eve of the G20 summit in London, the 1st April sees a meeting between our Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the President of the United States Barack Obama at No 10 Downing Street.

Let us hope that they do more for us than produce a lot of hot air. Certainly, this first official trip for President Obama has a lot of pitfalls and a lot riding on it.

They will need to achieve quite a lot to offset the financial and environmental costs of hosting the G20, put in the region £50 million, and ferrying the President around the world.

Not sure that President Obama will be added to this list of the top 5 most environmental US Presidents quite yet.