Friday Eco Facts
Maybe not EVERY Friday, as you never know when one might be tending to children, or traveling the world... With said children.
Environmental Issues are extremely important to me. And though I do like to travel, I try to offset my carbon footprint by being as Earth friendly as possible, in other areas of my life.
Living day to day life. Honestly, the way we consume, buy, eat, commute and dispose of our waste are some of the biggest obstacles, we all face on a daily basis. For those of us trying to leave a small footprint that is. For those of you that don't care... Please allow me to cringe for every plastic bottle you throw away.
I've already caught some *crap* for sending out Christmas cards this year, what I thought was a bit of cheer. I was reminded what a waste of paper, money and... well there is that issue of CO2 from flying those planes around. In fact a friend even said to me "What kind of Environmentalist sends out Christmas Cards? Does it matter if I recycle all of my cards? No?
But what if (and we all know it wasn't) but what if the planes that were flying around my paper cards of cheer were, none other than, British Airways?
You think I've lost the plot now don't you? I haven't.
Though I know that British Airways aren't in the business of delivering my personal cards across the pond, I do know that they are part of my Friday Eco Fact.
Did you know that British Airways has teamed up with Solena Fuels and by 2017 will (if all goes as planned) start to use fuel that has been made out of household garbage?
Even better news... Did you know that Virgin Airlines, have already begun flying some of their planes, on a bio-fuel blend?
If Virgin and British Airways can hop on this Eco band-wagon, then I see no reason why others wouldn't want to follow suit? Well. They have!! Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines also fly some flights using bio-fuel.
(I really should get a discount on my next ticket for plugging these Airlines!!)
Seriously though... The "London Green Sky Project", is fantastic news. It's the first of it's kind because it uses household waste. If our garbage can be turned into bio-fuel, we can fly with the knowledge that, our trash is literally carting us around the planet!
Am I the only one that gets passionately excited about these kinds of things?
It's an amazing technology. Think about it. YOUR garbage, collected up in London, and turned to fuel. British Airways is committed to using local trash. It helps the communities in London by keeping the boroughs clean and keeping the municipal garbage out of the landfills.
If you want every juicy sorted detail about the project, you can read even more about it in this Environment and Energy Publication.
British Airways is by far my favorite airline. But when it comes to Earth friendly air travel, I'll go with any airline, committed to helping me, to leave a smaller carbon footprint.
So air travel may soon be more environmentally friendly, than we imagined possible!
BE GREEN IN 2015!
Happy New Year,
All pictures used on this particular blog posting are not mine. They were found on various sites on the internet or by using google photos.