Nikki Brighton discovers Slow Food in Italy

Nikki Brighton discovers Slow Food in Italy …

And off she goes…

 

Safe travels Nikki and Ntombenhle ... we hope it's Mnandi kakhulu

Safe travels Nikki and Ntombenhle … we hope it’s Mnandi kakhulu

Having consciously avoided emitting excessive carbon for the past 20 years, I am about to embark on a carbon creating extravaganza. While there is no justification for this behaviour, I thought it likely that others who generally try to live low(ish) carbon lives might find my dilemma and attempts to justify it amusing.

I have long thought that environmental organisations are among the worst culprits when it comes to unnecessary air travel. I so often bump into supposed greenies who fly to Cape Town or Joburg for the day, conferences/ gatherings in Ghana or Germany at the drop of a hat, or are involved in research projects in Ecuador that demand their annual attention. This has always struck me as ridiculous, but I have sceptically listened to rationalisations about how environmentalists/conservationists should be allowed bigger carbon footprint allowances as their activities were supposedly helping the planet, by finding solutions... read more