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I’m reposting these tweets from oldest to newest, which is the opposite of how they are normally displayed. 

https://weblogs.sdn.sap.com/pub/u/251849571 [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken]:                   New blog post: Berlin TechEd Commute http://tinyurl.com/6of72g                                                                   about 11 hours ago                              from Twitter Tools 
Monkchips:                   ride sharing for SAP TechEd Berlin – another grassroots effort from the ESME stable http://tinyurl.com/6of72g                                                                                  about 11 hours ago                              from web                 
Jim: @yojibeeThanks for the Berlin TechEd commute post. I am traveling to Germany for the first time; having people to share rides will be cool.                                                          about 11 hours ago                              from web               in reply to yojibee          
Yojibee: @jspath55 So you would join us? Cool!! I felt I needed to spread the word, as not much was happening on SDN 😉                                                                                   about 10 hours ago                              from twitterrific              in reply to jspath55                                 
                Jim: @yojibee I will add the commute story into a preview webcast we’re doing Monday. @marilynpratt wants global heating tie-in, I see. Will blog
                Marilyn: @jspath55 thanks for the call-out here.  I’m looking for input as to which website is most reputable for offsetting                                                                                   about 10 hours ago                              from web               in reply to jspath55     
Yojibee:                   @jspath55 Great, spread the word! 🙂                                                                                   about 10 hours ago                              from twitterrific              in reply to jspath55   
Marilyn: Carbon Offsetting – advice on which of these sites http://tinyurl.com/nvbhw                                                                                  about 10 hours ago                              from web
Jim:                   @marilynpratt I’ll leave the ranking to pros. I see my role as facilitating, and  maybe some wiki evangelizing. (Q: Bozo bus or Bolo bus?)                                                                                   about 10 hours ago                              from web               in reply to marilynpratt
                Marilyn: @monkchips thanks for noticing the ride share post. Care to weigh in on these which of these sites is good/best http://snurl.com/3fbm8 ?                                                                                   about 9 hours ago                              from web               in reply to monkchips
                Marilyn: @tomraftery looking for a recommendation/your greenmonk advice http://snurl.com/3fbm8  if you know these offset sites                                                                                   about 9 hours ago                              from web               in reply to TomRaftery
                TomRaftery:                   @marilynpratt Honestly know v little about individual offsetting co.s but I know someone I could ask, if you wish. What is it for?                                                                                   about 9 hours ago                              from twhirl              in reply to marilynpratt
                Marilyn: @jspath55 but thanks for spreading the word to the CSR forum http://snurl.com/3fbt5 and making others aware                                                                                   about 9 hours ago                              from web               in reply to jspath55
Marilyn: @TomRaftery looking at carpool community activity and wanting more metrics http://snurl.com/3fbt5 around travel to educate/inform/promote                                                                                   about 9 hours ago                              from web               in reply to TomRaftery
                TomRaftery:                   @marilynpratt Emailed you an intro to a guy who should be able to help.                                                                                   about 9 hours ago                              from twhirl              in reply to marilynpratt                
Jim:                   Anyone have examples of using a wiki for ride sharing? I’m working on http://tinyurl.com/5w79wh                                                                                  about 5 hours ago                              from web   

In the HTML editor, the timestamps are nicely formatted as “about 9 hours ago,” but you probably won’t see them like that when this is published. 

As a result of the above, I put a wiki page under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability site: 

https://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/CSR/Transportation+choices 

Two things I want to do:

1) Document carbon dioxide emissions from various means of travel.  Since it’s a wiki, I expect others to verify my somewhat more than back of the envelope calculations.  I think I’m in the ballpark (get the sports analogy?).

2) Build a ride share board so people can meet up in transit.  Craig started the discussion forum thread;  I think the wiki will work better for editing than the linearity of a discussion.

Thread: Berlin SAP TechEd – commute? 

 

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball’s_Sad_Lexicon 

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  1. Paul Centen
    Hi Jim,

    I’ve received your message regarding carpool, but I would highly recommend to use public transportation.  Originally Eddy mentioned this topic with EMEA SAPPHIRE 2008.

    If the TechEd community uses only public transportation, we could use this as an advertisement (tv-spot). It’s not only a saving on carbon footprint, but also money (which itself could be a donation to WHO).

    Those, who fly into Germany, but not directly to Berlin: please use the high-speed trains (ICE) instead of cars or airlines.

    Kind regards Paul

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    1. Jim Spath Post author
      Paul: Great feedback on public transportation.  My plan as of now is to take trains.  If you could add good links and tips to the wiki page that will help me and other travelers.  If several of us will be taking the same route we can begin Community Day early!  Jim
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  2. Marilyn Pratt
    Jim, this is really awesome. Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to help us to view transportation choices . I was also poking around to see where I could figure out my carbon usage as well as buy my offsets. I use dopplr . Since this is a personal initiative, I’m wondering if anyone out there has bought offsets and has a recommendation for a good website. I found a site that aggregates but wasn’t sure which were “good”. The website is here.
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