Thursday, 19 Oct 2006: Bioneers
Seeing as tonight was going to be the start of the third annual Bioneers in Alaska conference, which is all about sustainability, it seemed another good reason (besides exercise) to take the bus instead of my car today. So, 20 minutes of dancing, the 1000-step walk to the bus, a sustained pacing up & down the sidewalk in front of the bus stop until the bus arrived which got me another 1500 steps… a lunchtime walk around Goose Lake (no swans or rain this time, but several mallards & a mirror-smooth lake)… & after work, a walk over to the Arts building to attend the beginning of the Bioneers conference. This included speeches by Mike Driscoll, UAA’s new provost, & Mayor Mark Begich, & the keynote address by Jeffrey M. Smith, the author of Seeds of Deception about genetically modified (GMO) foods.
(What a great thing to have gone to: I was very aware of the dangers of GMO foods, having seen the documentary “The Future of Food” earlier this year; but what Smith did was to give me hope that we could put a stop to it before it completely wrecks our food supply!)
And then a quick walk back to the nearest bus stop to get myself home, the walk home from my final stop, & a little wander down the street for the benefit of the dog, as Jesse is spending the night at a friend’s.
And count it up: I did great today, & would’ve achieved my 10,000+ even without the dancing!
Day total: 13,060 steps (or equivalent).