Tuesday, March 13, 2007

One Step forward, two steps back


It is all fine and dandy that Noel Harding and Rod Strickland decided to organize the Artist Urban Plans: An International Symposium as part of their Green Corridor grant proposal, nothing like combining art and science to get the big bucks from government.

But what I want to know is how Oliver Kellhammer, Vito Acconci, and Buster Simpson travelled to Windsor. According to British Airways, one person flying from Seattle to Detroit is directly contributing 700 kg (or more than 1,500 pounds) of CO2 to the atmosphere. Vancouver to Detroit is 710 kg, and New York is 180 kg.

While I don't think they all needed to ride bikes to get there, train or bus travel would have been much better, don't you think?

[Update five hours later: The Toronto Star's inestimable Peter Goddard writes a much more PC article about the event.]

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