June 13, 2008
Rode to the shaw conference centre for the U of A Faculty of Arts convocation breakfast. My husband was giving a speech to the graduating class. Both he and the acting dean spoke about the inevitable depletion of fossil fuels and how it's up to the smart young minds of today to get out there are start thinking critically about our lifestyles and the kinds of communities we want to be a part of.
I agree wholeheartedly that a city like Edmonton has to think beyond singular, individual, suburban thinking and start reasonably considering lifestyles that are community centered, accessible by public transit and bike, and mindful of the future of this capital city in a province that exports SO much oil.
His executive assistant (aka my dear friend Leanne) and I biked to breakfast. Enough said!