Jennifer Sahn plucked this comment out of the online discussion of Janisse Ray’s article and sent it around.
Jesse Pyles on Sep 14, 2007:
Heeding Janisse Ray’s “Altar Call,” I cancelled my flight to the recent Greening of the Campus Conference, and drove from Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT to Ball State University in Muncie, IN — and back — in GMC’s loaner Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Though I’m unsure about the relative decrease in impact (that flight I didn’t take flew to Indianapolis without me, I hear), I, the student that accompanied me on the trip, and the myriad of folks we encountered along the way, certainly took a closer look at environmental sustainability education and associated transportation costs because of our well-marked mode of travel — we averaged 52 mpg over 1,800+ miles. Someone at the conference remarked, ‘It’s sometimes necessary to preach to the choir in order to make them sing.’ Preach on.”