Friday, January 19, 2007
I flew from Boston to Washington National (Reagan?) and traveled around northern VA with coworkers, from DC to Manassas to Alexandria, Richmond, and Petersburg. What will that cost me to offset? Oh, and I trucked a few hundred miles around the area separately as well. I'll tally everything up at the end of the month and see if setting up my Carbonfund is possible.
The article, Cell Phones Getting Greener, presented through the WBCSD website from IPS News, reminded me of my entry into the coolness of multi-function phone technology. I received my new Motorola Q cell phone (note the way cool page intro). Mind you, the phone I used up to this point was manufactured by Nokia sometime before steam power was harnessed by man. In fact, the 1100 is the phone often supplied in pre-paid programs where you simply throw the phone away when the minutes are used up. Sweet!
In any case, it is good to see that the tougher EU regulations affecting electronics with nasty substances like cadmium and lead in them are making an impact on the products we use every day. I certainly do not foresee a reduction in the number of portable electronic devices strapped to every available human, so this may be something of a step in the correct direction.