Ireland – Jesuit Curia joins ‘Flights for Forests’ initiative

If you have ever calculated your carbon footprint, you will have noticed that the footprint size jumps considerably when you include air travel. A round-trip flight from Europe to the United States, for example, generates about three tonnes of carbon dioxide per person. In total, the average European generates approximately ten tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum. In comparison, someone from a country such as Ethiopia, which is at the forefront of climate change, has a carbon footprint of just 0.1 tonnes. The Irish Jesuit Provincialate has taken the decision to commit to reflecting critically on its own use of air-travel. Read more…