Letter: High price of Millennium Exhibition

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The Independent Online
Sir: So Britain is to build a throwaway PVC-coated dome. Not only will it result in the production of dioxins but huge amounts of carbon dioxide as millions of visitors trek across the planet to wonder at the spectacle.

A fitting epitaph it may be to this wasteful and polluting century but a more dismal celebration of the new millennium is hard to imagine.

Why not a ten acre wood planted by and for the citizens of every parish on land purchased with millennium money to create a natural theme park in everyone's back yard?

Or a similar parish area devoted to experiments in self-sufficient low impact housing? Or use the money to write off a slice of third world debt and give us something really to celebrate?

MARTIN HUGHES-JONES

For Mid Devon Green Party

Tiverton,

Devon

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