Holidaymakers urged to think green
26 January 2009 07:38
While recent studies have shown few travellers are willing to give up their annual holidays over eco concerns, Friends of the Earth said steps can nonetheless be taken.
Tony Bosworth, senior transport campaigner for Friends of the Earth, said that holidaymakers should ask themselves if air travel is the only option they have.
"It is not unrealistic to expect people to change their habits," he insisted. "We need to do all we can to encourage people to think about the impact of their travel on the environment."
Mr Bosworth continued: "If they have to travel do they have to travel by plane, or is rail a viable alternative? We can really encourage people to think if there are realistic transport alternatives for the journey they are making."
Recent research by Camcon Technology found that while three quarters of Brits are concerned about the environment, only 22 per cent would consider taking fewer flights.