Deleting our Aeroplan Cards
One action that Human Studio has taken is to move completely away from travel rewards cards. In our view, we need to build a culture where air travel costs reflect the dramatic GHG cost to our planet of flying. I don’t personally support the #flightshame strategy, but I also don’t support the casual approach to flying that characterizes much of the professional community that I hang out in. I feel immensely privileged to have travelled widely in my life. I am not suggesting we should never fly – my working life, for example, would make that very difficult. But – in our office we want to think of flying as a privilege, not a casual indulgence.
My agenda is to write a detailed Op Ed about this issue – it feels like a blind spot in the progressive community, where the need to fly frequently is a stand in for status.