I have recently read an accusation: that many of the lifestyle / ethical / zero waste bloggers are in reality a bunch of hypocrites
While I believe this to be (for the most part) unfounded, it got me thinking
I like to reassure you that, personally, I only write about things that I truly deeply believe in and I do myself pursue.
That said, a zero waste lifestyle is a journey and, while I am doing my best I am also sure that I have not arrived yet. And that I have still some guilty pleasures..
So I will be honest with you and open up about one of my habits that is bad for the planet and what do I do to offset it as much as possible..
And especially flying, which is really not a very sustainable practice
Yes, I do fly a lot- I am probably on a plane at least once a month. If not twice..
Living away from home means I often go back and see my family (I miss them, do you blame me?). I also lived in many places, which is good but means having friends scattered around which I like to visit from time to time...
I am also a researcher and that means travelling for conferences. And I love travelling and exploring, I believe it enlarges the mind and widens perspectives, so I try to have a big trip at least once a year..
combine all of this and what you get is a lot of travelling
And a lot of flying
So how do I make myself feel a little bit better about it? by trying to offset my travels as much as possible. How?
Well first of all if possible not to fly and to take a train I will do that. I like trains more anyway. But that’s not always a possibility.
Do you have any more advice for me?
What do you think? Should bloggers be more open?
I will keep questioning my habits, so you might hear more of my ‘faults’ soon...
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