Carbon footprint? Just do as we say

Re: ‘Qualicum school district board declares a climate emergency’ (www.pqbnews.com, Nov. 30)

The decision by the school district to declare a climate emergency is very timely in that it coincides with the world climate conference in Madrid. The board will be brainstorming to see how it can further reduce its carbon footprint, it had earlier already been decided that school-sponsored educational travel will no longer involve the use of aircraft.

Meanwhile about 25,000 delegates from more than 200 countries are attending the summit. They all had to travel there and back home, be provided with venues for the various committees and sub-committees, accommodations for all, food and entertainment and of course security is a must to keep protesters at bay.

Furthermore, a large media contingent needs to be present to provide adequate coverage of this noble cause.

The whole show will last about two weeks. Carbon footprint? Never mind, just do as we say.

Hans Rysdyk

Qualicum Beach

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