Here's a wee update from Glasgow to celebrate World Carfree Day.
I've been having a busy year here, helping to organise lots of local projects and campaigns to make this a more equal, connected and sustainable city. I'll be speaking about some of my experiences tonight at the Scottish Artists' Union AGM.
As you can see from the data analysis above, I've still not been in a vehicle (other than my bike) since 31 December 2015. I've slashed my carbon footprint for Transport to zero.
All year I've been thinking about the sustainability of this 'sustainable lifestyle', especially when you live in a city so far away from your family, as many of us do in a globalised world.
I've also been considering how it's possible to maintain all the things you 'commit' to over the course of your life without total self-exploitation. I have a growing number of ongoing and life-long projects, which I've been able to give more attention to this year to attempt to make them more 'sustainable'.
First, there's Early Warning Signs. Now in its fifth full year, I'm launching yet another 'open call' to find four UK arts venues to 'adopt the signs' in 2017.
Then, there's The Artists' Bond, running since 2011. This year we got a new look and recruited forty new members, bringing us to a total of 160 artists across the UK.
And finally, there's the Bring Back British Rail campaign. After my riotous first appearance on the Today programme in August, we're gearing up to launch our first report at the Houses of Parliament in October.
No rest for the wicked then ;)
Read on for all the details and look out for a final update from Glasgow at the end of the year.
Early Warning Signs:
Reduce, reuse, recycle your art! Since 2011, these four 'climate change' signs have been touring around different UK arts venues. The photo above shows the one currently being hosted by The Clipperton Project outside their offices in Bowling Harbour - just beyond the Glasgow boundary in West Dunbartonshire!