Help Stop the 3rd Runway At Heathrow!
Greenpeace have launched a new website where you can sign up to own a piece of the land earmarked for the 3rd runway at Heathrow. Get your piece of land today!
All you need to do it visit the new AIRPLOT! website at www.airplot.org.uk and sign up for your piece of the plot and help stop the runway being built. It is completely free of charge.
Why Stop the Runway?
The third runway at Heathrow will nearly double the number of flights, and therefore the carbon dioxide emissions of the airport. Air transport is one thing that technology does not yet have an eco-friendly version of, and all the best ideas are decades away. Left unchecked, aviation is set to become the largest emitter of greenhouse gasses in the UK. Furthermore, it is not even necessary!
Why Is It Not Needed?
About half of all flights in and out of Heathrow go to and from other destinations within the UK. These destinations would be better served by high speed rail links. The next most popular destination is Paris, which would also be better served by a high speed rail link - after all, it already exists from Paris to London St Pancras, so all that is needed is an extension to Heathrow.
But Will It Create Jobs?
Temporarily it will create about 60,000 jobs in the 3 years it will take to build the new runway and new terminal. But it will only create 6,000 permanent jobs in the area. Building new high speed rail links will create even more jobs and have a better effect of spreading those jobs up and down the country.
So How Will Signing Up Help?
By creating a plot that is owned by tens of thousands of people, rather than by 1 organisation, it will make it much more difficult for BAA (the owners of the airport) to get the land they need. The plan is to give pieces of the plot to those who will really suffer from climate change, such as those living on low-lying islands or Inuit tribes. And, you can be an owner too!
Sign Up Now!
Visit the AIRPLOT! website now on www.airplot.org.uk and get your piece of the action for free!