Adding fuel to the fire

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I recently asked a travel agent to draw up an itinerary for me to go to India via Australia. She did so promptly but sent me zigzagging from Sydney to Dubai and back to Bengaluru (in South India), and returning Delhi to Dubai, Dubai to Singapore/Auckland. I have heard that Emirates provides excellent service and fares are competitive, but I don’t want to be party to using more fossil fuel than necessary, nor do I want to be spending more hours than necessary sitting in a plane. I also hope that all travel agents will be more environmentally conscious and actively discourage their customers from using more fossil fuel than necessary. This is our planet and it is up to each of us to do all we can to leave the planet in as good a state as possible for our children and grandchildren.

On the same theme, I feel we do not need to import grapes, peaches, nectarines and all sorts of other things found on supermarket shelves, when we grow and manufacture the same things in New Zealand.

Pamela Mathias

I recently asked a travel agent to draw up an itinerary for me to go to India via Australia. She did so promptly but sent me zigzagging from Sydney to Dubai and back to Bengaluru (in South India), and returning Delhi to Dubai, Dubai to Singapore/Auckland. I have heard that Emirates provides excellent service and fares are competitive, but I don’t want to be party to using more fossil fuel than necessary, nor do I want to be spending more hours than necessary sitting in a plane. I also hope that all travel agents will be more environmentally conscious and actively discourage their customers from using more fossil fuel than necessary. This is our planet and it is up to each of us to do all we can to leave the planet in as good a state as possible for our children and grandchildren.

On the same theme, I feel we do not need to import grapes, peaches, nectarines and all sorts of other things found on supermarket shelves, when we grow and manufacture the same things in New Zealand.

Pamela Mathias

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