my father is wealthy and idiotically not green.
he has earned money for the past 10 years based on unethical investing
he has invested and lives off the interest
with climate crisis upon us… i would like to offset the money i get a month indirectly from my mum… about £50.00 a week
We were once more middle class and I burned a lot of carbon with high travel and high fashion lifestyle
I have offset general tonnes for my lifestyle now and doubled it for the past.
That will be a one off yearly payment
- offsetting tonnes accounted for include heating and miles travelled in a car and life in general.
my mum is always short
maybe i should be refusing all money from her
I’m not solvent and never have been due to ridiculously expensive clobber and have no real excuses - either for living above my means or expecting bail outs
we are down sizing in our house, no longer flying - i am now 100% vegan and will cook vegetarian for about 3 days a week for my husband and try to only buy him poultry and some fish for meat
Towards zero emissions: solar power for heating water and electicity… not buying new clothes or shoes or household items or furniture etc etc etc
maybe 7 x a week he can have meat.
I will be working towards this anyway he likes it 2 x a day
sorry this is long
I do have DLA and ESA (in UK)
That historically has not been enough to get by for my lifestyle
by reducing my carbon footprint it might be
I would like to be in a position to donate all the money i get from my Father.
This would include a trust fund after his death.
There is no pretty way of saying it he is a total “c u next tuesday”
I get something from my husband who works in trains (reasonably eco lifestyle we are moving near where he works this month)
I am asking for birthday and Christmas presents from everyone to go to climate offset charities
Vegan food and eco products are expensive but people get by on so much less.
maybe from £50.00 every £25 make it a set eco payment for my lifestyle (waxed paper instead of cling wrap, the difference for eco cleaning products etc) or anything else needed to be a true-new-eco-warrior
other than this example i’m trying to double any offsets with donations… to make up for the past
and donate £25 (half of what i receive) to myclimate
does that still sound biased towards luxury?