First off — oh my god, Day 350, I’m so freakin’ close!
Ahem, now, moving on: Today’s change has to do with flying. I’ve greened my air travel in numerous ways already — carbon-offsetting my flights, peeing before I board, packing carry-on only, choosing the vegetarian meal — realizing, of course, that none of this changes the fact I’m still spewing tonnes of carbon dioxide into the air by choosing to fly in the first place.
But everyone has their green vices, and this is mine. So much like the way I’ve found zillions of ways to green my eating habits without going vegan, I’m gonna find every possible way to green my travelling without limiting my trans-Atlantic options (and the next option: Spain).
This time, then, I’m going to make sure that when I book my flights, I choose the most direct path, with as few stopovers as possible. It might mean I have to sacrifice the air miles I’d get with Air Canada, or that I take a red-eye instead of a day flight, or whatever. But in the end, direct flights are always faster, and because they don’t require multiple take-offs and landings, less fuel is required, then less pollution results.