Peter Kalmus’ book Be The Change helped me realize how significant emissions are from flying. I got rid of my car, become a vegetarian, and purchase renewable gas and electricity for my home. Stopping flying is the next – and difficult – step that I am now committed to take. I have loved traveling very much in my life. But unless we step up and make sacrifices, our advocacy efforts for a fossil fuel free world ring hollow. And, as as Peter’s book outlines, there is much joy to be found in local travel!
I am a community worker who researches, writes and organizes on issues of poverty. I am interested in how we can reduce inequality and poverty while transitioning to a zero emission world.