On April 3-4 the research project Library 2.0 – a participatory context organised a workshop and a symposium. More about these can be read on the project web site. We had about 50 guest, including invited speakers from Estonia, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. To compensate the pollution and burden on the environment all the travelling caused, we decided to plant a tree, an ash (Fraxinus excelsior). I got the idea from ESSIR last year where the organisers did the same thing. The city of Turku was immediately interested in the idea and wanted to provide a space in one of the parks in the city centre. Next to the tree we placed a copperplate explaining the purpose of the tree. We’d like to challenge everybody that are organising a conference, seminar or a workshop to think about what they could do for the environment.
I like this idea. Maybe at future presentations, staff days, or conferences, we can plant a tree.