Monday, January 22, 2007

Prince flying to collect Green Award

Saying one thing, and doing the opposite .... Times News: Joss Garman, of Plane Stupid, a climate change action group, said:

“Flying to an environmental award ceremony is a bit like turning up to an Oxfam award ceremony in a stretch limo. Flying is the single most polluting way in which you can travel.”

David Miliband has made a rare ministerial criticism of the Prince of Wales for planning a 7,000-mile round trip to New York to collect an environ- mental award.
The Environment Secretary questioned in an interview with the Evening Standard why it was necessary for the Prince to go in person with a big entourage to collect the award. He said: “Was it a particularly heavy award? A lot of business can be done by telephone and video link these days.”

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