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Tutu urges Irish airline to go-green

By: stagedoorscribbler - May 21, 2018

Desmond Tutu - Photograph by Hattie Miles

As Irish airline Aer Lingus launches a new transatlantic service  from Dublin to Seattle Archbishop  Desmond Tutu has urged it to go-green and instigate carbon-offsetting on its flights. He is speaking out in support of his longtime friend the Irish environmentalist Don Mullan.

Mr Mullan says he admires the marketing slogan for the new route ‘from the Emerald Isle to the Emerald City’  but has argued that the only thing that is green about Aer Lingus is the colour of its aircraft.

He now wants the company to embrace the symbolism of this new route and establish an environmentally progressive policy.

  Tutu who first met Mr Mullan as a fellow anti-apartheid campaigner more than 35 years ago told the media : “I am now in the twilight of my life and my travelling days are evermore restricted. But my passion for Africa and for a world at peace with itself has never diminished. And this includes humanity learning to co-exist, not just with each other, but with the biodiversity of all living things on Earth.”