We all have to be more aware of our CO2 footprint and I am glad if my post contributed to that awareness. I am not proud of my amount of flights, but I am not ashamed of it either (some comments suggested that I should be). In this post I’d like to answer the FAQ’s, explain my view on this matter and invite other travellers to share their views.
Flying is bad for the environment. I am not going to argue that. Some studies show that flying generates the same amount of CO2 as driving a car. So basically, traveling is bad for the environment.
My lifestyle involves a lot of travel, which has a lot of impact on our environment. My mission is to inspire and trigger people all over the world on the theme of freedom. My lifestyle – as a location independent entrepreneur, without a fixed base – triggers some and is an example to others. Instead of funding programs that compensate CO2, I try to light fires in people hearts, make them see possibilities instead of barriers, add value, and have a positive impact in general. When I travel I stimulate local economies and empower local people.