RHINOS DO THEIR BIT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Leeds Rhinos will be doing their bit for Mother Earth this weekend when they fly to the South of France to take on Catalans Dragons.

Leeds Rhinos will be doing their bit for Mother Earth this weekend when they fly to the South of France to take on Catalans Dragons. Last week, Great Britain skipper Jamie Peacock suggested to his team mates the idea of carbon offsetting their flights to Barcelona for this weekend’s game. The Rhinos will fly from Leeds Bradford International Airport to Barcelona with Jet 2 and after some research on the net Peacock found a site that allows people put in their departure and arrival destination and work out how much it will cost to carbon offset the emmisions that their flight with produce. Speaking at the time in the Yorkshire Evening Post Peacock said, "Flying is a major contributor to global warming and I think we can make a difference. It is a big thing that will affect all our futures and I think we should make a start. "As rugby players we are not known for doing things like this, but let’s do something different." Peacock’s suggestion was unanimously accepted by his team mates. The proposal has caused quite a stir since with Peacock featuring on BBC Radio Five Live’s Breakfast programme and the Guardian newspaper. However, it should not have come as any surprise that Peacock would have wanted to do his bit for the environment. In a pre-season questionnaire that all the players completed, when asked if he could be anyone in the world for a day who he would be and why, Peacock answered US President George Bush. And his reason? To sign the Kyoto Agreement.