Green Transport Week (16 - 24 June 2007) aims to:
raise awareness of transport impact on the environment
highlight transport alternatives
make people stop and think before they go somewhere
Green Transport Week is organised by the Environmental Transport Association, an environmentally friendly breakdown service. They are not anti car but want to encourage people and organisations to think about the impact of excessive car use and help them to make positive changes in their travel habits. Their website includes loads of information on transport and climate change and how we can reduce the environmental impact of our travel choices, including help in buying a greener car and help in reducing our reliance on cars.
And, of course, where our food comes from. Recently, I realized that my purchase of Goji berries from the Himalayas was not really in line with my goals for green living.
So I'm eating currant berries from my back yard instead.
We found a farmers market with WA produce open on Sundays - it is a good thirty minutes plus from here. . . wonder if that negates the transport of thousands of miles, but in bulk?
l.l.barkat - food miles are important, but apparently, according to articles I've read recently, sometimes (in terms of overall environmental impact) it is better to buy organic food that is shipped from overseas, rather than to buy local food produced with pesticides. Not sure I agree.
Marcia - yes that is a conundrum! Our farmers market is just a walk away but concentrates on meat - no good for a veggie! I think its good to support your local farmers though and if you are buying in bulk...
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