|Tue Mar 24 2009 |
TRUDY STYLER ON CARBON OFFSETS
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An interview with Trudie Styler in the Guardian revealed that some people are more important than others it seems....
One part we found quite revealing:
But it is difficult to reconcile these good intentions with Styler's high consumption lifestyle. She and Sting, who have been married for 17 years, have four children - Mickey, 23, Jake, 22, Coco, 17, and Giacomo, 12 - and the family split their time between homes in New York, Los Angeles and London, as well as running an 800-acre organic estate in Wiltshire and a Tuscan farm that produces olive oil. Styler takes a lot of aeroplanes. Does she acknowledge the inherent contradiction between her words and her actions?
"It's a good question and I do. I don't know how to answer it really without feeling I'm defending myself and I've got nothing to defend. My husband is a musician, he brings music to many people in the world, so we travel.
"I get a lot of mud slung at me and yes, I do take planes but I feel that's my life. My life is to travel and my life is also to speak out about the horrors of an environment that is being abused at the hands of a very irresponsible oil company. I can't think of a cleverer answer than that."
Does she offset her carbon? "I don't believe in carbon offsetting. Planting 60 trees so you don't have to say your Hail Marys that night? It's a crock. We should be looking at the bigger picture. It's all very well going around driving our Priuses but we have to look to our governments to make us less reliant on oil."
Here is the link to the full article.
Posted on Mar 24, 09 | 5:00 am
Somehow I agree with her because of one precise thing I do strongly believe in. For these kind of issues, waiting for the demand of CO2 to change isn't good enough, because our way of life is polluting and many times there is nothing we can do about it. That's why we need not the demand to change, but the production to change, for example, not making a tax or asking people not to take their car, but making laws so that the production change and that we can manage better with it. Many people are polluting heavily and considering the current production system, there's bloody nothing you can do about it. Unless they build things differently. So we can change a little production by demand, but the offer needs nevertheless a drastic twist.