Monday, April 26, 2010
Home Field advantage
What kind of U.N. environmental ambassador builds a 20,000 square-foot home with a six-car garage, an elevator and a lagoon? Why, that would be the Hub’s favorite Pats fan, Gisele Bundchen!
And a paparazzo’s sneak pics of Bundchen and hubby Tom Brady [stats]’s gargantuan new Brentwood, Calif., chateau has green activists seeing red.
“How big a space do two people need?” asked Philip Dowds, a Massachusetts Sierra Club official and professional architect. “A 20,000 square-foot house - the resources that it takes to put it together and the land that it needs, this just can’t happen anymore.”...
'Green' BBC spends £5million flying directors around Britain
The BBC has spent almost £5million on flying its directors, staff and guests around Britain, it has been revealed.
Despite the corporation’s pledge to be more environmentally friendly, the licence-fee payer has funded almost 100 short-haul flights a day for BBC staff - a massive 68,000 plane trips over the past two years.
And BBC chiefs have been among the biggest culprits for making these journeys - despite an internal report stating that staff will be encouraged ‘to use rail rather than air wherever that is feasible’. ...