I’ve never claimed to be a perfect greenie and I’m sorry to say that I have booked FOUR plane flights this year.
I’m sorry for the harm I’m doing to the planet but I forgive myself for the two holidays! We’ve already taken one – to the Canaries – and it was fabulous. The other one is booked for later in the year and will be very special. My whole family, husband, kids, sons-in-law and granddaughters, are all going to Majorca for a week. I’m SO looking forward to it. Family times are priceless, aren’t they?
Firstly, we fly Easyjet. The BBC says in it’s article here that “EasyJet has come top of the league for airlines trying to cut carbon emissions to tackle climate change” so it must be true.
Secondly, I did some research about carbon off-setting. I found that Colin and I will fly 8184Km each this year and set out to try and off-set this without breaking the bank. Apparently we’ve generated about 3.3 tonnes of CO2 .
There is loads of information out there. Mostly it is about planting trees. The thing to be careful about here is that the trees wouldn’t have been planted anyway. It has to be extra to what is already being done. Another school of thought is to pay for a ‘green’ project which helps others as well as the environment. Examples of this would be paying for solar panels, a well, windpower or fruit trees in developing countries. We opted for an affordable solution in the UK, paid our money (approx. £50) and received an online certificate. So proud!!
Thirdly, I have found this amazing quote. It made me feel so much better!
I am a woman of a certain age (not 60 yet!) who lives in Bristol. I’ve lived almost my whole life in Bristol, with a short sojourn in Cornwall in my teens. I am trying to lead my life in an ethical way in all areas and hope to explore what this means.
I have four passions and several interests so I hope I will have plenty to write about. My passions are my family, knitting, cricket and St Peter’s Hospice. My other interests are volunteering, the environment, reading, TV, films & theatre, fundraising, chronic fatigue, mental health and eating. My non-interests are animals, housework, football, rugby and cooking.
I come from a family of four – two sisters and a brother. Our parents dies a few years ago. I am married to my soulmate Colin, an amazing man who tolerates my funny ways and supports me in everything I do. We have three children and two wonderful granddaughters. I am so proud of my family – we must have done something right as they are all good people. I have two sons-in-law who I love like my own and together we all make up a family unit where everyone loves and respects everyone else.
I am a total hypochondriac but do have some genuine problems, some of which I may talk about at a later date. At the moment I am overweight and have just started to eat more healthily, which I think is the answer to weight loss. We were on holiday last week and enjoyed puddings and cakes every day.
I work part-time and Colin is recently retired. This means that we have been able to spend much more time together doing some of the things we’ve been meaning to do – some planned and some spontaneous. I love this period of my life – I just wish I had the energy to match the time and the opportunities available!
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