Monday, April 02, 2007


How green is my hobby?

Looking at to see how non-green we were by flying to Edinburgh at the weekend, the flight calculator reports:

Your flight distance is approx. 532 km
In total it will produce 314 kg of CO2

which isn't correct as that's for the shortest distance between airports - the actual flight route turns over Glasgow and is not a straight line as we didn't go by Crow Airlines.

The website generously allows us to "neutralise the emissions from this flight by contributing" £4.60 to Tree Planting in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya. That sounds very simple - the UK government could simply require airlines to divert this amount of the air fare to Kenya and everybody wins. CO2 emissions are eliminated and I get to fly with a clean conscience. :-)

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