S.I. = 76.2%
Training around Suffolk
A busy week ahead starting with meetings and continual professional training tomorrow. A dilemma with increasing fuel prices is the attendance on time at places without having a large carbon footprint.
I am attending an event in Marks Tey. I do not have to take any "tools of the trade" other than myself and a few pieces of paper. How do I get there?
I could drive but the event would not be cost effective in time and working opportunities since it is at strange time of the day. So the two criteria for transport selection are cost effectiveness and time effectiveness.
I am going to take the opportunity to go by train as it fits in with the general constraints of being relaxed enough to perform fully in the meetings and the ability to arrive with plenty of time to have lunch. I will leave Haverhill about 8 am and seek to get back by 9pm if all goes to plan. I will then have first hand experience of the potential problems when arranging travelling to meetings where it may be more of a social enterprise function and therefore income stream limited or a microenterprise function where time as opposed to cost may be more important, while maintaining an eye on the overall carbon neutrality of the activity.
I may sound as though I am being pedantic but I can see a trend "green" certificated much as we are British Standard compliant for COSHH and other activities. In other words the audit culture will not die, the systems will just become automated. Rather than have to spend a lot of time later when the business cycle is more cluttered and it will cost more in time spent planning the audit trail and finding the records when I do go for the appropriate accreditation, I will start along the path now.
The week ahead should see more moving on the blogging front. A former pupil of mine is due to start blogging about podcasting and his experience of digital recording and web radio on .http://www.2pointfiveageofman.net/blog/?p=28, the social enterprise site . He is graduate of the University College Suffolk where he was the first to graduate in his particular course. So some social networking opportunities to look forward to!