According to the fact sheet in order to achieve Green Tier you need to complete actions in at least 5 out of the following 6 categories:
As someone who doesn't own a car and lives in an apartment
and who doesn't drink alcohol
Interesting point you make. You would have less environmental impact than most people.According to the fact sheet in order to achieve Green Tier you need to complete actions in at least 5 out of the following 6 categories:
As someone who doesn't own a car and lives in an apartment, and who doesn't drink alcohol, I'm not sure if it'll be possible for me to qualify for the minimum 5 categories. (I'm certainly not going to burn points on a toaster just so I can get the delivery offset.) A shame, cause otherwise the Green Tier is something that would be of interest, given that one of the reward options is status credits.
- Offset Flying - Offset a flight booked on Qantas.com; contribute to sustainable aviation fuel
- Sustainable Travel - Stay in a eco hotel
- Sustainable Lifestyle - Offset your Home and Car; purchase solar panels
- Choose Sustainable - Purchase wine from an eco vineyard; offset Qantas Wine or Qantas Store delivery
- Reduce Your Impact - Take our impact quiz to learn how
- Give Back - Contribute to a sustainability organisation or project
I think this is typical virtue signaling rather than a real change. One of my issues around any new initiative is who pays. If we go back many years whenever any new incentives i.e the Model T Ford. It was Fiord who paid for the initiative and not the government (i.e. us). If any of these companies Qantas, Twiggy Forrest really believe in this then why not fork out the money to change things themselves instead of getting handouts from the govt. I'm a modern day sceptic when big tech/companies have these initiatives. There is more I can say but that's enough for now.Indeed, the best thing Qantas could do for the planet would be to encourage its members to fly as little as possible & therefore reduce its carbon emissions by cutting flights. The irony!
As long as status credits count towards Lifetime Gold, I'll take 'em!For the status chasers almost certain the earn would be minimal sorry to say. absolute max of 50 IMO and probably less. I could be wrong, but I don't see this as a big way to earn points or SC in and of itself.
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If they wanted to really put their money where their mouth is, they could offer DSC for all flights offset by carbon credits.
Agree in general but this whole green thing IS incentivising extra spend as is - eg stay in an eco hotel (either via QF hotels, or with your QFF# they get revenue), buy greem wines (through QF wines), buy carbon offsets etc... these are all going to generate SOME extra revenue for QF.