Friday, 19 January 2007

Bad and good examples.

A lot has been made about Prince Charles’ green credentials because of his decision to fly to the USA to pick up an environmental award. (He’s not just flying to the USA – he’s booking out the entire first class / business class section of the plane for his entourage!) Just like Tony Blair it seems that, despite recognising the threat of climate change, Prince Charles can’t quite seem to tone down his personal flying habits. If you’re looking for a public figure who gives a much better example to follow then have a read of the Herts Advertiser's account of the visit of Sian Berry, Green Party Principal Speaker, to St Albans to help raise funds for the local branch of the Green party. Fair play to Sian and well done to the St Albans Green party on their successful fundraiser too.

4 comments:

Sue Luxton said...

Seems HRH has cancelled his skiing trip in response - don't they have trains to Switzerland anymore/!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6281775.stm

Noel Lynch said...

Yes, but flying 7,000 miles with whole entourage to collect an environmental award hardly make sense.

Sue Luxton said...

oh, I'm not disagreeing with you there, just pointing out the bizarreness of the decision - it was the US flight he should have cancelled and he could taken the train to go skiing,rather than being a martyr and cancelling his holiday completely, if he wanted to set a good example.

Michael said...

At least Charles' carbon footprint doesn't include the Iraq War...
It is absurd though. If people like Thom Yorke are prepared to have gigs over the internet to save carbon (nuts in my opinion), surely the prince can accept an award on conference link?