[ESIP-all] Meeting Venues and Climate Change

Christopher Lenhardt clenhardt at renci.org
Wed Feb 5 11:46:07 EST 2014


Good points.

However, a couple of things to note.  As I understand it the use of ESIP virtual presence for our meetings has been steadily increasing. Almost every session during the meetings is either webcast, or has a web conference active during the session.

We also tried a few years ago offering folks the opportunity to purchase carbon offsets when they registered for a meeting.  To my knowledge no one, or almost no one, took advantage of them. Presumably the issue was how would this be reimbursed on an expense report!


From: Bruce Barkstrom <brbarkstrom at gmail.com<mailto:brbarkstrom at gmail.com>>
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:32 AM
To: "esip-all at lists.esipfed.org<mailto:esip-all at lists.esipfed.org>" <esip-all at lists.esipfed.org<mailto:esip-all at lists.esipfed.org>>
Subject: [ESIP-all] Meeting Venues and Climate Change

Maybe we need to consider the "moral challenge of climate change" when planning our
meetings.  There's a real challenge in the Slate article


Perhaps it would be appropriate for ESIP to work on ways of improving our virtual
meeting capabilities to cut down on travel.  I don't know whether agencies would consider
converting travel funds to improved virtual meeting capability.

Bruce B.

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