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Tjin x Bubu on Instagram

Tjin x Bubu on Instagram

Free Spirit, Entrepreneur, Travel Mama, Adventure Seeker, Founder @mercurysocial + @crib_society @lifebeyondgrades @trehausco Raising Tyler & Jake

Apocalypse Now. Did you know that 80% of the world has never been on an airplane? What happens as more people fly? This is a heartbreaking topic, but one that we must all be aware of - as travelers, as parents, and as humans. .
Aviation today has a disproportionately high carbon footprint on the environment, but not traveling is not a solution. Tourism supports many global economies and businesses providing jobs, revenues, livelihoods and opportunities for millions of people around the world. While we can avoid short flights or reduce flying, the industry is also in the midst of developing biofuels derived from natural or waste by-products, and these have the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of aviation fuel by up to 80%. Airlines such as KLM are also in the midst of collaborations to develop a new V-shaped aircraft prototype, which could reduce the carbon footprint of a flight by 20% for the same number of passengers. Most importantly, it s up to us consumers to let the aviation industry know that we re willing to invest more in these solutions. They cost more to produce, but consumer pressure is what will evolve the airlines  stance. If we care, the solution isn t to stop flying, to deprive yourself from seeing this beautiful world that we have the privilege to live in, but to let the industry know we care about finding sustainable travel solutions. No one can resolve this issue on their own - not the airlines, not the plane manufacturers, not the energy companies, not the passengers - it has to be something everyone works on together. This is a cause close to my heart, pitting two things I love against one another - Travel and the Planet. I hope to encourage more consumers and travellers be more aware that flying does have a high carbon footprint, and what we can do to help travel become more sustainable. It s something we have to do together, not just to glamorise travel on social media, but also to be aware that it can cause damage to our planet.
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No more perfect image for this topic; Tyler and the crashed DC airplane in Iceland, evoking images of both hope and desolation in a future wasteland #wanderlust #travelwithkids #travelphotography
Apocalypse Now. Did you know that 80% of the world has never been on an airplane? What happens as more people fly? This is a heartbreaking topic, but one that we must all be aware of - as travelers, as parents, and as humans. . Aviation today has a disproportionately high carbon footprint on the environment, but not traveling is not a solution. Tourism supports many global economies and businesses providing jobs, revenues, livelihoods and opportunities for millions of people around the world. While we can avoid short flights or reduce flying, the industry is also in the midst of developing biofuels derived from natural or waste by-products, and these have the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of aviation fuel by up to 80%. Airlines such as KLM are also in the midst of collaborations to develop a new V-shaped aircraft prototype, which could reduce the carbon footprint of a flight by 20% for the same number of passengers. Most importantly, it s up to us consumers to let the aviation industry know that we re willing to invest more in these solutions. They cost more to produce, but consumer pressure is what will evolve the airlines stance. If we care, the solution isn t to stop flying, to deprive yourself from seeing this beautiful world that we have the privilege to live in, but to let the industry know we care about finding sustainable travel solutions. No one can resolve this issue on their own - not the airlines, not the plane manufacturers, not the energy companies, not the passengers - it has to be something everyone works on together. This is a cause close to my heart, pitting two things I love against one another - Travel and the Planet. I hope to encourage more consumers and travellers be more aware that flying does have a high carbon footprint, and what we can do to help travel become more sustainable. It s something we have to do together, not just to glamorise travel on social media, but also to be aware that it can cause damage to our planet. . No more perfect image for this topic; Tyler and the crashed DC airplane in Iceland, evoking images of both hope and desolation in a future wasteland #wanderlust #travelwithkids #travelphotography

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