Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was photographed aboard a private jet in Indianapolis on Tuesday after headlined a conference on women’s empowerment.
Markle was seen getting out an SUV before boarding the plane at a nearby hangar also used by the Indianapolis Colts professional football team, according to video footage obtained by Fox News Digital. Markle had arrived just three hours earlier to speak at an event hosted by the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana.
Markle and her husband Prince Harry, meanwhile, have been vocal environmentalists. The pair committed in November 2021 through their private organization to reach net zero emissions by 2030.
As world leaders gather for COP26 to commit to solutions to our climate crisis, all of us at Archewell, led by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, share our commitment to a more sustainable future by going net zero by 2030. couple. -based organization Archewell said in a statement ahead of a United Nations Climate Summit on November 2, 2021.
“Our co-founders, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have a long-standing commitment to the planet, both together and prior to their union, with global projects and partnerships dating back more than a decade,” the statement said. declaration. continued.
In the announcement, Archewell said each person has a responsibility to reduce their individual ecological footprint.
Among the group’s suggestions, it said attention should be paid to the foods people eat, their preferred mode of transportation and how they commute to work.
“Achieving net zero carbon emissions means making a series of choices over time to minimize that footprint, while offsetting any remaining emissions through high-performance carbon removal projects,” it continued.
Prince Harry also founded Travalyst, a non-profit organization that researches ways to make travel more sustainable, and Ethic, an investment platform focused on eco-friendly investments. And the pair have also been outspoken in their support of climate activism.
“There is a ticking clock to protect our planet – with climate change, the degradation of our natural resources, the threat to sacred wildlife, the impact of plastics and microplastics, and fossil fuel emissions, we are bringing this beautiful place that we call home in danger – for ourselves and for future generations,” they said in a social media post in 2019. “Let’s save it. Let’s do our part.”
Climate change was one of the first social issues Prince Harry and Markle chose to highlight after stepping down from their senior positions in the British Royal Family.
The couple were also praised by London-based population control group Population Matters after Prince Harry said they were determined to have just two children to reduce their family’s carbon footprint.
“It’s a fantastically responsible and effective choice that Harry and Meghan have made, because choosing one less child – especially in a rich developed economy like the UK – is the most effective environmental action you can take,” said Robin Maynard, director of Population Matters. said in July 2019.
“We need to look at our family size and consumption in the wealthy West, and also help provide the resources and power to make that choice for people in the developing world who may not be free to make that choice right now.”