When Sea Change Radio Executive Producer Bill Baue logged onto his computer Thursday morning, Skype immediately rang with a call from Don Carli, Senior Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Communication, in Copenhagen for the UN Climate Conference (COP15). Don’s passion is to raise awareness about the carbon embedded in the entire lifecycle of every communication act – for example, the energy and emissions to power your computer to read and listen to this dispatch. He urges everyone, especially companies, to walk our talk, and reduce our emissions in how we communicate.
Listen to his take on REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries) and REDD+, as well as on the corporate presence at COP15. You can also hear a funny story of him standing in line next to Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp outside COP15, and meeting him by tweeting a picture he snapped from his cellphone, thereby connecting electronically. Unfortunately, we didn’t discuss the carbon footprint of this method, compared to just introducing himself in person!