[NetBehaviour] We won't fly for art : Take the Pledge

helen varley jamieson helen at creative-catalyst.com
Thu Apr 16 11:10:28 CEST 2009

yes turning off lights & appliances, & not overheating buildings, is 
just as (maybe more?) important as reducing flights & driving. i don't 
have the stats but i understand that even turning off things like 
computers & stereos at the wall can make a difference.

h : )

Simon Biggs wrote:
> Then I am doubly a poor global citizen. I have computers coming out of 
> my ears. I guess my only contribution to reducing my carbon footprint 
> is that I don’t throw them away but either keep them to maintain 
> backward compatability or give them to others more needy.
> On the other hand, at eca we are currently reformulating our long term 
> institutional strategy. That will include placing ethical matters at 
> its heart and, in particular, sustainability (in its broadest sense, 
> but including energy efficiency, recycling, etc). We have very large 
> energy hungry buildings with cavernous studios, where the lights are 
> often left blazing all night and the heating is not very smart. 
> Hopefully this can make a difference.
> Regards
> Simon
> Simon Biggs
> Research Professor
> edinburgh college of art
> s.biggs at eca.ac.uk
> www.eca.ac.uk
> www.eca.ac.uk/circle/
> simon at littlepig.org.uk
> www.littlepig.org.uk
> AIM/Skype: simonbiggsuk


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