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Is there such as thing as green travel?

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21. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1115 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Cool Paul

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting Cool Paul

I'm 27 and have never owned a car. and don't plan on owning one in the near future. I've been riding a bike to work for like 9 years. that covers my ass...and keeps it in shape!

if your ass in shape why cover it?

I actually ride a bike with nothing but a banana hammock

for the benefit of mother earth and half of the humanity who doesn't know what is a banana hammock, UPLOAD pics.

22. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Post#8#tleb.... It's not an attitude I have to ignore it - I think you misunderstand my point. To give you an example of what I'm saying.... In 2002 Manchester Airport got it's (very unwanted and uneeded) 2nd runway. At the enquiry, it was openly promised that two trees would be replanted for every one that was cut down. Altogether, over 186,000 trees were felled. That was around 10 years ago. Guess how many trees they've replanted.
Gordon and Bonnie Prince Charlie tell us they're concerned about the planet, while wizzing round the world in private jets and cars with V8 engines. I do my homework and I've been on protests. I still do go on protests. Has anyone noticed how protests are getting fewer - and much smaller?? Even the population is caring less and less. It's like trying to climb up a greasy pole with more and more grease on it every time. I don't have an attitude of not caring - I'm saying, quite clearly, that I still care very much - but my voice is getting quieter as I shout my objections. As is the rest of the world's too. I'm fighting a losing battle.

23. Posted by loco2 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Quoting cindyjoe

I wish to travel the green way, any useful advice?

I know I'm coming to this debate very late in the day, and I don't hope to convince anyone - those who think it's too late, or that 1.3% means it isn't worth it - but just think, 1.3% of billions of tonnes of CO2 is still a lot of carbon, and a lot of associated greenhouse gases too, so of course it's still worth keeping the debate open.

It's true that flying is the single biggest contributor to an individual's personal carbon footprint, so while offsetting is a step in the right direction in terms of encouraging people to consider their impact on the earth, it isn't the answer. The only thing that will make a real difference in the travel sector (that is if you are not prepared to stay close to home, or don't have the time to go off gallivanting around the world for months at a time) is changing the form of transport you use. And in most cases, that does mean opting out of aviation. That doesn't mean though that flying might be more efficient in the future. There's no point in ruling these things out, just think how damaging steam trains used to be compared to today's bullet trains :)

We've got lots of ideas at loco2travel and would love to hear more ideas from fellow travellers about what they think is important and/or useful for green travel. Post ideas here about what you'd all like to see.