I am very excited that I just have to tell you the news! What news you ask?
Well, today I received an email from Green Lifestyle Magazine that informed me that I am a finalist in the Green Lifestyle Awards, and to be awarded either the Highly Commended or Winner for the category of ONLINE ECO INFO SITE. Awesome!
Thank you so much to those who nominated me, and this site, earlier on in the year. I feel very humbled that you thought that this site was worthy. After all is said and done, I write for you, the reader, and I disseminate as much information as I can (for free) about the simple steps can put you on the path to a sustainable lifestyle in the suburbs. If I can do it, anyone can.
However, I also have a dilemma. I have been invited to attend a function in two weeks where they will be announcing the winners and to rub shoulders with other green business leaders.
You see, I live in Melton, and the function is in Sydney, which is 886 km (550 miles) away. If I were to travel to attend the two hour ceremony, the carbon footprint would be massive, about half a tonne of CO2-e. In fact I would nearly double my entire year’s emissions in just one day. Therein lays the problem. A moral problem.
As much as I would love to attend, due to the distance and the GHG emissions, I have decided not to attend the award function. I called up the lovely people at Green Lifestyle Magazine to let them know, and they fully understood. Maybe I should ask for a video link-up or teleconference?
Still, I am very excited to learn the outcome either way. Rock on October 9th when we find out the winners of all the categories. Don’t forget to grab a copy of the magazine when it comes out.
I would say “wish me luck!”, but either way I still feel like a winner just because you visited this post! That is prize enough.