Land trip to Oz to cut pollution

Posted on August 10, 2006 

Land trip to Oz to cut pollution

A woman is travelling 9,770 miles to be a bridesmaid at a wedding in Australia because she does not want to boost pollution by flying.

Barbara Haddrill’s six-week journey will cost her £2,000, reports the Mirror.

She says it will produce only 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide instead of 5.2 tonnes if she flew.

She said: “I could never fly, it wouldn’t be right. It’s a challenge going overland. But it’s worth it knowing I’m not harming the planet. I just hope I get to the church on time.”

Barbara, 28, plans to travel 1,560 miles by bus to Moscow. From there, she rides the Trans-Siberian railway 3,600 miles to Beijing where she gets on a train for Singapore 2,770 miles away. Once there she boards a boat for final destination Brisbane 3,840 miles away.

Barbara, who lives in a caravan in a forest, works on alternative technology in Machynlleth, Powys.

She has not yet planned her journey back.

She vowed: “Definitely no planes. I’ll find a different route.”
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from Ananova

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