Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

WE'RE ON TRACK FOR GREENER HOLIDAYS; Sponsored by Environment Agency HERE Steve Emsley, One Half of Our Go Green Couple, Continues His Diary Detailing He and Wife Gil's Journey towards Greener Living. This Week, Green Holidays

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

WE'RE ON TRACK FOR GREENER HOLIDAYS; Sponsored by Environment Agency HERE Steve Emsley, One Half of Our Go Green Couple, Continues His Diary Detailing He and Wife Gil's Journey towards Greener Living. This Week, Green Holidays

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Byline: Steve Emsley

GIL AND I recently decided to visit St Ives in Cambridgeshire and Norwich City to catch up with some family members. We also wanted to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions by taking more breaks in the UK.

Until we joined in with the Go Green Campaign we would have used the car without thinking for these kind of journeys. We thought about it and checked up the carbon emissions for using the car, compared to the train (and short bus trip), or flying to Stansted and using a car there.

Using the web site Transportdirect.com we worked out that the return journey using mainly the train (two seats) and short bus trips would be 117kg of carbon emissions. In the car it would cause about 175 kg. The plane (and some car use) was 350 kg. There was not a practical coach route available. We chose the train and used local buses to get around when there.

Trains can be expensive, but we did the various stages for a total of pounds 105 between the two of us, which was cheaper than we thought it might be for our journey in stages. …

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