Re: [Wikimedia-l] Greener travel and the ethics of carbon offset for Wikimedia community events

2019-10-12 Thread Andrea Zanni
I agree with Bence. Right now, offsetting is cheap, likely 1-2 percentage points of the cost of travel. Those money could be asked directly in the grant to the WMF, for example, because offsetting several tonnes in bulk is probably cheaper than doing it person by person. But carbon offsetting is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Greener travel and the ethics of carbon offset for Wikimedia community events

2019-10-12 Thread Henry Wood
Mike > Paying for carbon offsets does not further Wikimedia’s goals. Not directly, any more than paying for petrol or aviation fuel does. If you regard it as part of the cost of travel, and that travel does indeed further the Foundation's goals, then it seems reasonable to pay for it. Henry

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Café online meeting for October 2019

2019-10-12 Thread Pine W
Hello colleagues, The tentative plan for month's Wikimedia Café online video meeting is to discuss Wikimedia activities and organizations in India, and to start the meeting one hour earlier in the day than the previous Café meeting started. Please see the page on Meta