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WTMC Talks: NoFly – Shaun Hendy talks about his year without flights

Wed 5 Aug @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

FREE

Shaun Hendy will talk to the Club about what he learnt from a going a year without flights.

“By avoiding planes for a year, I found that I had cut my carbon dioxide emissions from travel to just over 1 tonne. This was a reduction of 95 per cent from my 2017 carbon footprint from travel. It felt good.”

What happens when a leading New Zealand scientist (and frequent traveller) rules out flying for a year? From overnight buses to epic train journeys, Shaun Hendy’s experiences speak to our desire to do something – anything – in the face of growing climate anxiety.

#NoFly confronts the hard questions of one person’s attempt ‘to adapt’. Was this initiative merely symbolic? Did it compromise his work, his life? And has it left him feeling more optimistic that we can, indeed, reach a low-emissions future?

#NoFly Walking the Talk – info sheet 7 October 2019 copy

Details

Date:
Wed 5 Aug
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:

Organiser

Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club
Website:
www.wtmc.org.nz

Venue

TTC Hall – WTMC Gear room
4 Moncrieff Street
Wellington, Wellington New Zealand
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Website:
wtmc.org.nz