Andy McKay

Aug 13, 2008

A month without plastic

There's a great blog going on here "Month without plastic". Which is not as simple as it seems. For example, tried brushing your teeth without a plastic toothbrush and where do you get toothpaste?

Curiously enough on the 3rd she went to the Garstang show, just down the road.

On a related note the Plone 2009 conference call for bids went online today and includes this wonderful point:

Conferences consume a great deal of energy and generate a lot of waste; we encourage you to consider how you can "green" your conference by: providing recycling; avoiding disposables; using recycled materials; minimizing or eliminating paper handouts; avoiding low-quality mass-produced "swag"; serving locally-produced, organic food, etc.

The only thing I disliked about the wonderfully run 2007 conference, was turning up and getting crap like mouse mats. If it was me (and its not) I wouldn't even give people an agenda, never mind printing out people's slides onto paper. Go Plone for a greener conference.