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A Gray Wedding Day

What is the carbon footprint of the royal wedding? - Telegraph

By Louise Gray

The international event will generate 6,765 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), Less than 13 tonnes is generated by accommodation, energy use, landfill and catering for the lunchtime reception and evening dinner at Buckingham Palace.
Gary Hartley, from the Energy Saving Trust, said the best way for the couple to travel from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace is horse and cart which will emit no emissions, compared to the 1.7kgCO2 emitted by the Rolls-Royce Phantom or even 0.9kgCO2 in an ordinary car.
Already the couple have done a few small things to limit their footprint. Kate’s ring is reported to be made from Welsh gold rather than minerals from an exploitative mine. Her dress could also be ethical if she chooses vegan silk and organic Fairtrade cotton, although the most low carbon option of wearing a second hand dress or reworking something vintage is unlikely.
The couple declined to send virtual invitations or ask guest to wrap presents in reusable cloth rather than paper. Other advice on environmental weddings includes insisting appliances given as wedding presents are low energy, checking there are dual flush loos at the reception and asking guests to make jam or chutney instead of buying presents.

Dual flush loos and homemade chutney wrapped in rag as the bride looks radiant in an Oxfam cast-off....

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"Gary Hartley, from the Energy Saving Trust, said the best way for the couple to travel from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace is horse and cart which will emit no emissions,"


Last I checked, carts are made of of wood and/or metal Horses, last I checked, stand around emitting Co2 from both ends, 24/7, and in addition they produce vast amounts horribly badly digested organic waste.
If you had to use a horse equivalent to a limo, you need, what 6 of them on tap at any given time, and probably 18 total so you always have a spares on hand when they lame, get preggers, are tired, etc...

Remind me why we listen to kill-joy wankers like this?

Can't dear virtuous Louise and those of her ilk put a sock in it for one day and just let the Royal couple - and the rest of us - have a great time?

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