Greenpeace executives commute by jet to work!

June 29th, 2014 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

The Telegraph reports:

One of ’s most senior executives commutes 250 miles to work by plane, despite the environmental group’s campaign to curb air travel, it has emerged.

Once again, it is do as we say, not do as we do.

Pascal Husting, Greenpeace International’s international programme director, said he began “commuting between Luxembourg and Amsterdam” when he took the job in 2012 and currently made the round trip about twice a month.

The flights, at 250 euros for a round trip, are funded by Greenpeace, despite its campaign to curb “the growth in aviation”, which it says “is ruining our chances of stopping dangerous climate change”.

One Greenpeace volunteer on Monday described Mr Husting’s travel arrangements as “almost unbelievable”.

Why doesn’t he take the train? Only 6 hours, and you can work on the train.

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25 Responses to “Greenpeace executives commute by jet to work!”

  1. Daniel (200 comments) says:

    He doesn’t take the train because he is a typical environmentalist: “The train is for the masses, not for me personally thank-you-very-much.”

    Much like all the anti-oil drilling protesters don’t have a problem with wearing synthetic clothes or buying plastic goods – it’s everyone else that needs to stop.

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  2. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Financed by the Russians no doubt!

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  3. jackinabox (781 comments) says:

    Commuters need a kick up the Khyber, if you can’t live near the job then don’t take it!

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  4. Keeping Stock (10,249 comments) says:

    Where have you been DPF. Other blogs were reporting this last week?

    Still; it is appalling hypocrisy from Greenpeace, but that’s entirely unexpected. Just imagine how many of them would drop everything and jet in from all over the planet if the carcass of a Maui’s dolphin washed ashore. And Steven Joyce put the boot in yesterday:

    Michael Woodhouse MP @WoodhouseMP · 16h

    @stevenljoyce sledge of the day: “that Greenpeace polar bear gets around, I wonder what his carbon footprint is?”

    I’d just make one small correction; Joyce should have said “carbon paw-print”. The Greens and Greenpeace are great at telling everyone else what to do, but less happy to do it themselves.

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  5. Scott1 (498 comments) says:

    I suppose he thinks that he is doing far more good in the hours that he saves (work on the train aside, maybe that is less productive time) than he does damage to the environment via the flights.

    I think he is probably wrong, but I suppose if green peace is as important as green peace supporters think it is, then he could easily be correct.

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  6. Simon (726 comments) says:

    Greenpeace financed by the 1%. Hardly surprising.

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  7. peterwn (3,233 comments) says:

    He obviously does not fly Jetstar. That would soon cure him.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11283414

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  8. Longknives (4,686 comments) says:

    Typical! Every car I see with a Greenpeace/Green bumper sticker (or Mana flag for that matter) is a shitty old heap of junk absolutely billowing out fumes while the driver chuffs away on a fag at the wheel…
    The Left are laughable hypocrites..

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  9. FeralScrote (175 comments) says:

    Nobody does hypocrisy like the sanctimonious Greens,they run PhDs in it at their conferences.

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  10. Paulus (2,588 comments) says:

    Do people realise that Greenpeace are a very rich organisation funded by many nefarious countries and activities, using the front to cause international political mischief. Their Founder left because of it. They will do anything, as we have seen, to cause mayhem.
    Do mugs in New Zealand (sorry members) know that 40% of everything they donate gets syphoned off to Amsterdam for Head Office expenses – a tax dodge.
    They have very sophisticate electronic equipment at their disposal whenever needed, and vessels.
    Try asking the young greenie standing in the shopping centre where you can get a copy of their accounts – like me you will be given a dumb look, and one young foreign “lady” was very rude to me, because I would not sign up – they have no idea – just simple children saving the world.
    The old saying to those who remember “Ignorance is Bliss, it is folly to be Wise”

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  11. kowtow (8,098 comments) says:

    “Michael Woodhouse MP @WoodhouseMP · 16h

    @stevenljoyce sledge of the day: “that Greenpeace polar bear gets around, I wonder what his carbon footprint is?””

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/21/barack-obama-praises-kiwi-prime-minister-as-climate-change-ally

    Please reconcile.

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  12. Colville (2,235 comments) says:

    Husting had to buy the house in Luxembourg as his wife needed to be close as she is breast feeding her teen age kids, also he described the 2.5 mil euro house on the most expensive street as a “doer upper” and said he was just an ordinary European fulla.
    Husting cut the interview short saying he was off to the local market to stand on top of a bus.

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  13. OneTrack (2,959 comments) says:

    kowtow – “Please reconcile.”

    That Greenpeace have nothing to do with tackling climate change. So Steven Joyce calling them out on their hypocrisy is not inconsistent with what Obama said.

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  14. Kimble (4,443 comments) says:

    Take a train?!?

    But the world needs saving NOW!!!

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  15. RF (1,363 comments) says:

    Where is that gween supporter who wants to be a list MP … Bean Sprout… I am sure he can explain this.

    I have noticed that he does not front whenever there are questions critical of the green movement so i guess we will not hear from him.

    To be a successful MP you have to face the hard questions so that makes him another hypocritical green pretender trying to slither in on the list.

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  16. RRM (9,745 comments) says:

    Is it really “commuting” when you take a round trip twice a month?

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  17. Ross12 (1,365 comments) says:

    Der Spiegel have done good piece on Greenpeace’s troubles as well

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/greenpeace-financial-scandal-how-the-organization-lost-millions-a-976868.html

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  18. publicwatchdog (2,480 comments) says:

    Here you go Kiwibloggers – how about this for one of my campaign slogans in Helensville? “For a brighter future for the 99% of New Zealanders – vote Penny Bright for Helensville!” Penny Bright

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  19. adze (2,049 comments) says:

    Off-topic Ms. Bright. Not that I understand why you persist on posting your campaign plans on KB, when it seems more suited to The Daily Blog or Bradbury’s blog.

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  20. burt (8,172 comments) says:

    It’s so beautiful isn’t it. The head of an organisation advocating minimal impact, denigrating lifestyles of the rich and famous. Always telling everyone else to reduce their footprint – he lives like the rich pricks he mobilises he’s troops against. Socialism at its most simply demonstrated.

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  21. hannity (152 comments) says:

    Yeah and
    DPF shuns the filthy socialist roads, preferring the more efficient method of negotiating passage through private property on his high horse of hypocrisy
    Dont ya DPF?

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  22. tom hunter (4,646 comments) says:

    DPF also uses electricity from those disgustingly socialistic hydroelectric dams – even while he supports their partial privatisation and uses government owned roads that he does not advocate privatising and … Oh wait, that does not make him a hypocrite at all.

    Shorter hannity: I got nuthin left to fight these charges.

    Heh, heh, heh.

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  23. burt (8,172 comments) says:

    The lefties unable to defend this mans actions shot the messenger. DPF this blah blah, DPF that blah blah. So predictable, far to hard to look in the mirror of their ideology and see it’s a fraud.

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  24. OneTrack (2,959 comments) says:

    burt – “Socialism at its most simply demonstrated.”

    Four legs good. Two legs better. Again.

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  25. OneTrack (2,959 comments) says:

    jackinabox – “Commuters need a kick up the Khyber, if you can’t live near the job then don’t take it!”

    Tell that to Len, Metiria and Mr Husting.

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