During the conference I attended a press conference where the head of the Venice cruise terminal announced its plans for cold-ironing...plugging cruise ships into land power while in port.
I was really happy to hear this so I went up to him to say so. He smiled and said "Mr. Goldring! I remember you sitting with me after your talk and explaining what a carbon footprint was."
Sometimes life just has great rewards...and you can make a difference...You just don't always know when or how. Obviously I cannnot take credit for this great news, but it is nice to know I actually started the conversation.
Hopefully soon a city I love will be just a bit more environmentally better off.