I haven’t flown since 2007. For me, this is an experiment in making a choice to set a limit on my carbon emissions. I’m self-employed, and my partner doesn’t want to fly, so it’s been a relatively easy ride. I have turned down work which I can’t easily get to by surface transport. Our kids didn’t fly until they were old enough to travel without us. This made them stand out a bit from some of their peers, but not all: a lot of people round here don’t go abroad for holidays. We will fly next year, to visit our daughter when she has a year in Japan as part of her degree. It feels like an old-fashioned “once in a lifetime” trip! I have blogged about my choice here http://www.penny-walker.co.uk/blog/2010/09/making-my-work-a-no-fly-zone
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