Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh is becoming a prolific speech giver in Parliament (possibly speaking to empty chambers, or even committee rooms, but I haven’t checked). Today he’s blogged yesterday’s to the Parliament where the carrotmob got a run.
Speaking of markets, I want to use this opportunity to commend the organiser of Canberra’s first ‘Carrotmob’. Modelled as the environmental equivalent of a flash mob, Carrotmobs attract extra shoppers in return for the store owner’s commitment to spend the extra revenue on improved energy efficiency. I commend Ren Webb and the other Carrotmob organisers who helped Ainslie IGA manager Manuel Xyrakis accumulate an extra $12,000 to spend on reducing his store’s carbon footprint.
Is there anything more inner north than a flashmob at the Ainslie shops to encourage the IGA owner to get more green, followed by a speech in Parliament? I think not.