We want to host a conference to create an app about changing behaviour to reduce...
I can’t continue to pretend that flying doesn’t matter
The last time I flew I just wanted to puke
The time has come for courageous decisions
I am a climate activist since I retired from teaching
We need to accept this simple truth and get to work
I couldn’t justify my actions (e.g. flying) anymore
I haven’t flown since 1983. Don’t miss it at all…
It’s amazing that flying is still so unscrutinized by those concerned about climate change
It forced me to face an uncomfortable truth: I shouldn’t be flying
“Less is more” should be the new credo
Younger colleagues welcome someone who “walks the walk”
Climate change threatens the future of many cultural practices around the world
I’ve committed to abstain from “luxury travel” by air
I like the idea of flying less…I don’t need to be at every conference, workshop...
I have pushed my department to create a policy to reduce flying
…those who fly do not understand the advantages of a slower journey
We produced one of the first (almost) carbon neutral films
We see a role in using our technology to expedite collaboration while avoiding the carbon...
Instead I refer colleagues who live closer, or I offer to teleconference in
Now is the time to be vocal about deciding not to fly
I think Europe should outlaw between-hub flights
I have a travel policy in my research group with respect to long distance flying
I realized that transport was about 80% of my carbon footprint
I hope to convince people that taking the train is a gain in quality time
We have a culture of rewarding thoughtless over-consumption
It’s important to practice what I preach as best I can
Longest alternative to flying to date: 7 days crossing the Atlantic on a ship
If airlines considered the climate change costs they would pay this tax
The more I said “no” to flying, the more I wanted to stop altogether
Carbon budgets are brutal
Have fought to make large professional organizations in my field more sustainable
I have decided to attend fewer conferences, decline invitations to talk, etc.
We moved to live close to our 2 sons and grandchildren
I have started looking for railway alternatives to flights more often
I do not want to be part of this problem anymore, so I stopped flying
After 20 years in oil & gas, I am now working to undo the damage
Universities must dare to use force in this war against climate change
I can’t understand why career environmentalists don’t make similar commitments
Make conferences digital!
I am appalled by the quantity of green house gases I generate when I fly!
I recognize my responsibility as citizen and scientist to reduce my carbon footprint
The liberation in simply saying ‘I no longer fly’ was quite delightful
I also rapidly discovered plenty of advantages of traveling by train
I was waiting for an initiative like yours
My partner continues with international travel, presenting me with some personal/social challenges
I am a huge proponent of human-powered transit
It’s been a very small price to pay
I made my last professional flight 18 months ago
Can one’s example shift the culture?
I’ve learned to appreciate where I am, instead of always longing for where I’m not
I travelled to Colombia on a cargo ship
I realized how flying around the globe is aggravating the situation
The train is now my transportation and my muse
I love traveling but it can’t be justified
I feel that explaining to others why I am avoiding flying can help normalize it
A new technology-assisted virtual culture is needed urgently
The oil world looks logical to the oil people inside their world
We all have a responsibility to make sacrifices and to boycott where we can
I’ve learned to explain this not as an attempt to reduce “my” footprint, but “ours”
ANYTHING within my power to decrease my carbon footprint, I will do
The major challenge in New Zealand is that we are surrounded by ocean
I made the commitment to stop flying just this week
I have to work with a travel system entirely catered toward flying
Not flying sends a ‘people up’ message that we want change, not more runways
I choose my traveling by air much more carefully now
Inventing flying was an innovation, and inventing non-flying will be as well
It still sounds like a lot, but it was an important first step for me
We have to live by the science we make
The University of Gent already has a sustainable travel policy, which I think can provide...
I am consumed with guilt about our carbon footprint, yet find it hard to imagine...
Incredible opportunities exist for humanity if we seize upon this transformative moment
It would help if there was a travel agent specializing in global low-fossil fuel travel
It is very difficult to not fly from Israel, but I pledge to do so
…it is meaningful to be living out my principles
Reduced flying has helped me think broadly about my priorities
I try to advocate flying less or not at all via social media
We live in a finite world, and scientists should be models
Our approach has always been to start by walking the talk ourselves and support others...
I have been deliberately NOT going to annual conferences
What if we “travelled” within ourselves to explore how we are part of the climate...
I can now sign on to ‘No Fly’ in good conscience
Improving the rail network can help
Upon my return, I became depressed again…for being a hypocrite
I am fed up with feeling I am breaking social rules and fed up with...
I reduced my flying 90% since August 2017…and it feels great!
It became obvious that this was the right decision after the birth of my daughter
It is time to take the next step: reducing my university footprint
My kids are going to have to clean up this mess
I stopped flying 6 years ago
Perhaps my grandchildren will see the Nature I witnessed as a child
The absurdity of flying to address climate change is difficult to ignore
I think flying is a particular problem in the disability sector
I think sharing experiences about #flyingless is an important step
Flying was a huge contradiction in my life
It’s critical to start with myself to credibly advocate for changes for others
I definitely don’t miss airports, uncomfortable planes, and lousy hotels
We are trying to raise awareness about how much carbon is being emitted through our...
…and almost all have grandchildren. Go figure.
I now try to make my PhD plane-free
Flying has become a comfortable excuse to travel, socialise and escape the office environment
I like the feeling of being more responsible to future generations
I want to get the conversation rolling in academia about our flying habits
It’s irresponsible to fly given what we know about its effects on our planet
Let’s meet online, not at over-priced conferences far away
Hoping to change the culture of the field
Long distance bus is a pretty good way to get to conferences
In short, there is no answer but to fly less
My hypocrisy angst about flying around the planet to save the planet became chronic
I propose that Switzerland mobilize funds to finance flight-free travels for voluntary researchers
My account “up in the air” is empty, and I don’t want to take out...
More than 80% of the world’s population has never taken a single flight
I believe that travel is worse for the environment than meat
Against the odds, I hope.
Set a target to reduce your personal ecological footprint from your scientific agenda
It is flattering to be invited to speak abroad
Accept the seasons where you live
Luckily for me I hate flying
I do believe that the action of individuals will have a real impact
Air travel has accounted for a large portion of my carbon footprint
The truth is, we do not have any carbon budget left
I don’t fly unless an event is important and can’t be covered any other way
‘Love local’ – reverse the process of far-scattering tribes all over the planet
Since COP24 more sure than ever to carry on
I have said no many times to flying for my environmental advocacy work
I have flown from New Zealand to Europe and the USA at least 50 times
Neither of us feel any the poorer for it
This is a bittersweet moment to be a climate scientist
I’m a high school science teacher and I try to lead by example
…every time I weighed up in favour of not flying
The evidence of accelerating climate change is too obvious to ignore
I’m starting to be understood by some colleagues
I only fly for long trips (> 5,000 km) and max once a year
I challenge the idea that flying makes you happy or is necessary for a fulfilled...
Engineers should be at the forefront of the transition from fossil fuel
The responses by many colleagues are often quite encouraging
Unless we step up and make sacrifices, our advocacy efforts ring hollow
I’m not aware of any way to combine my carbon footprint goal with air travel
I am terrified of flying so it’s easier for me
…looking at the pollution caused by another airplane, I thought, what am I doing here?
I was watching my carbon footprint
I emit about 8 tonnes of CO2 due to science-related travel (conferences and field work)
I had to act. I wanted the world to change. Sound the alarm, drive the...
The false economy of subsidies and tax breaks props up the aviation industry
Doing responsible and ethical science requires rethinking many of our taken-for-granted practices
Flying is “luxury” I can mostly live without
We all have to change our way of life with the utmost urgency
I dislike airports, big trips, luggage, etc., so flying less is a bonus
I accept limitations to my life
La société de consommation est devenue un gros enfant roi
Now doing voluntary conservation work, as penance for all the overseas conferences
As a family of 3, we do not own a motorized vehicle; our feet take...
I have gained credibility with my students when I teach climate justice
“Ah, so you mean you do what you preach?!”
From now on I’ll try to fly as little as possible
I place blame for the emergency facing our planet in many places.
When work travel is needed, I try to add a few days’ holiday to avoid...
I used to commute by plane to live with my wife – it was insane
Not always easy to fly less, the academic system and administration is often not helping
Cutting this out is the biggest thing I can do to reduce my environmental impact
Deciding not to fly has had a huge impact on me
I cut my driver’s license into little pieces and sent my car to the wreckers
Most people don’t want to accept the reality that flying is a luxury
The sights on the ground are stunning, and the down-to-earth nature helps my mood
I do not take flights within a country at all
We must fly less; I am flying less
I’ve cut back my flights by ~300% relative to a few years ago
I’m staying home, working to make my community strong, preparing for climate refugees
Young scientists more worthy of choosing to flying on occasion
Because flying contributes to climate change, it contributes to climate racism and climate sexism
…an urgent rethink required in the scientific community
I decided the “party is over”
I use that time writing my presentation, reading literature
I fasted from flying for a decade, and walked from Illinois to Arizona
I have been trying to travel by land and sea for twenty years or more
It brought me down to think about CO2 whenever I got on a plane so...
Simple living locally is wonderful
Reading Peter’s book made me realize that this feeling of disconnect from the world of...
Capitalism is waging a war against nature
She was 96 years old and I wanted to see her again before she passed...
We are trying to be the change we want to see in the world
My discomfort of hypocrisy is greater than my career ambitions
With effort I can combine more trips and do more by teleconference
I began trying to reduce flying in 2007 by introducing web streaming for conferences
We must shift the culture from where travel defines a career
I am very concerned about the legacy of climate change I’m leaving to the next...
It’s high time for new, rational, and responsible lifestyles
I quit flying years ago and have been suggesting that others fly less ever since
I will make my last flight, booked before I had a climate change awakening about...
University reimbursements often will not cover train or bus travel, especially abroad
Eurostar prices are absolutely a problematic issue as per reducing flying
I say, try it. It’s not so hard.
Scientists should lead the way toward matching our behaviors to the data we gather
What is the use of all the knowledge if we are not able to save...
After my first train journey I was hooked
Most of my colleagues fly a lot and consider this normal
Railways need to invest now, so that they will have capacity as flying declines
Will buy an EV if anyone ever makes one I can use
The hardest part is to see how deeply in denial people are
I had to make my travel consistent with my research
I own a campsite, I go camping on my holidays.
I haven’t said I’ll never fly again, but aim for less than once every three...
I could no longer rationalize the contribution to GHG emissions & demise of our climate
I pledge to push for options at conferences to use webinars
I’ve resolved not to fly at all in 2019
My conscience won’t let me hurt the earth anymore
I only fly if I really have to, for instance to get to Antarctica for...
Think of the work you could get done locked on a train for 3 days
Flying less is part of the global warming solution, and is important
I decided that I should be living according to the scientific arguments that I accept...
I’ve declined various opportunities to fly. Sometimes this hurts.
We can’t afford to fly as much as we used to
Each person can make a difference in altering some of our life choices
This website will strengthen my argument to not fly for work or holidays
The cost of flying is artificially low
The hassle, expense, and carbon footprint involved should not be expectations for our advancement as...
Ask the question, “do I really need to go there?”
The purpose of the holiday was to repatriate my mother’s ashes
flying causes me cognitive dissonance verging almost into nausea
I feel much more at ease with my own conscience now
I still encourage people who do travel by air to buy offsets
It will help universities save paper, which will reduce deforestation
The academic world has a huge responsibility to speak up
Not flying has strengthened my love of the planet
increasingly alarmed at our capacity as a species for cognitive dissonance
I know that any carbon saving through my diet is dwarfed when I fly anywhere
I wonder if Virtual Reality could allow us to interact scientifically without the need to...
Flying not only adds CO2 to the atmosphere, but alters the cloud cover
Four years in and no regrets….
Not limiting my flying would be highly hypocritical
Flying is easy to separate from other lifestyle issues
I know that lowering my carbon footprint means saving the ecosystem I treasure and adore
My field is sustainable transport solutions – a field where flying is still the norm.
One day they will ask me what I did to try to avert catastrophic climate...
The failure of the scientific community to address global warming is inexcusable
I am a 2 million miler on American and it shames me
I commit to flying less and promoting carbon neutral conferences
I’m educated on the crisis and passionately engaged for our three daughters
As I am regarded as a leader in my company I believe/have hope that my...
We can change the smaller world around us
I had to cancel my train and book a flight since they refused to assist...
We don’t fly; we have ebikes, carpool otherwise, & drive alone when no other options
I pledge not to fly for personal reasons ever again
As a keen mountaineer it’s tough to realign to closer mountains
Flights often cost less than bus tickets
Conferences are in flashy places to attract scientists to participate
The other five times I will take the train, even if it takes more hours...
…effective advocacy starts when we change our own lives
I decided that it was time I walked the walk on climate change
Producing more carbon dioxide is the wrong way to go
I feel this is an ethical imperative for a climate scientist: today we must have...
It feels like an old-fashioned “once in a lifetime” trip!
First priority is train, bus, car, ferry etc.
I asked colleagues to present my podium papers in conferences or sent video clips instead
I am unwilling to fly when each additional ton of emitted carbon threatens another human...
For too long I have simply accepted the temptation without critical thinking
Sometimes change comes too late
I’m a high school student worried about my future
I don’t suffer cognitive dissonance, because I practice what I preach
I can no longer justify doing this when I know that climate breakdown is occurring
I checked the carbon footprint: 4192 kg, only for the flight!
I don’t fly long-haul–that it’s an absolute commitment, not a nice-to-have
We have a hard time imagining an alternative
I’m a conscientious objector who refuses to fly to academic conferences
Doing something good does not cancel doing something bad
If you’re serous about your carbon footprint, you have no choice but to drastically reduce...
I’ve realised that climate change is a more important issue than my work
I try to travel intercontinentally only in exceptional cases
I never flew much in the first place but I support this
I prefer to drive cross-country in my Tesla Model 3 AWD when I travel
People seem to see me as a more authentic climate scientist
I love that not flying makes the world seem bigger and more of an adventure...
Even people who are well informed about climate change do not change their lifestyle
Every action may have ethical implications
The time has come to stick to one’s principles
We have the intention of making the world a better place, or at least mitigating...
My last flight was on July, 6th, 2019
I think carefully about whether or not to attend conferences
I feel increasingly uncomfortable with flying, for work and privately
I haven’t flown since retiring from the NHS in 2008
I bring up the subject of trying to fly less at my workplace
We cannot continue to fly and advocate tackling climate change
Now I only accept invitations if I can travel by train, or even boat
Some have been supportive, but most are either disinterested or sceptical
I am switching to a carbon neutral lifestyle
I attend congresses only if virtual or if they are within reach by trains
The less we fly the longer we have to live
As an environmental psychologist it would lie to myself if I would fly
I really hate how everybody thinks it’s someone else’s job to prevent climate change
What if AGU receives 10% less attendees?
University-funded air travel is the third largest component of our footprint
I understand the urgent need for radical, selfless sacrifice
I’ve stayed in the field for extensive periods to reduce the need for multiple trips;...
if sustainability researchers don’t reduce their carbon emissions, who else will?
We all need to raise awareness of alternatives to actual travel
We can also do virtual conferences
As academics, we don’t need to fly with Skype and Zoom
I believe in the combined power of individuals
Build our house, chop our wood and make our garden grow
We have the capacity for a radical paradigm shift in how we choose to live
In 2014 I published “Beyond Flying” with Green Books UK
…to be attended by the same people who just heard my talk. WTF?
Whenever possible, I travel for long durations
I savor passing through so many places and landscape
I decide when I’ll be in France, then gather as many meetings as possible during...
It’s not socially accepted to take an extra travel day when there’s a morning flight
I agree with remote meeting participation in most cases
I work as independent consultant and choose projects that don’t entail flying
I feel free now that I have decided to stay on Earth
I’m over 80: we need to improve train travel in the US.
I flew over 5500 miles to present to 3 people
I hate flying for the fear factor….
We need to change how early-career scientists develop their contacts and opportunities
Trains offer the advantages of lengthy conversation and uninterrupted solo activity
I have been reflecting on the future I hope my children will enjoy
I just don’t want to participate in the destruction
There is much beauty to discover in my home country
I know too much about climate science to make matters worse for the planet
I have been talking about climate change for 15 years
My business trips in Europe are always by train, ferry or buses
So far the benefits seem to be outweighing the disadvantages
Traveling to conferences by train is surprisingly fun!
We are cooking the planet, and I can no longer be complicit
I believe it’s really necessary to reduce these flights to an absolute minimum
We need a profound reflection and action on how “global science” is done today
We have to curb carbon emissions today, not tomorrow
I am often shocked at the loc consideration of some of my colleagues for their...
I’ve put myself on a “travel diet” to reduce my personal carbon footprint
I have flown only 2 return journeys in the past 12 years
The planet does not exist simply for our enjoyment
A group of academics analyzed our carbon footprint and found that we were among the...
Don’t fly as a choice, because of the impact on the environment
Universities need to offer better advice to their academics of non flying options
“Fly less” is possible in this time of fast internet and videoconferencing
I’m looking for as many ways as possible…
Well, people will have to read my articles…and I will have to read theirs
If we do this right, within my lifetime no one should be flying
I don’t fly for personal use
Even for our work flying should be left as last resort
This made me realize how much other people inspire me who act according to their...
It will mean missing my favourite conference & friends in 2021
I select speakers from Europe or nearby, those who can reach us by train
If I do need to fly, I offset the CO2.
I stopped flying in March 2016 due to the climate crisis
I cannot live my life without mitigating the threat with every choice I make
I am happy to find a great excuse not to fly more
…being a researcher in the global South brings extra challenges
Quit flying 10 years ago, but began reducing flights 20 years ago
I endorse the notion of “climate emergency”
I commit myself to first flying less, and to exploring pathways towards carbon-neutral academic life
Traveling by train is so much more enjoyable and productive
I’m worried about the future of our planet
Need to combine knowing with doing
Since beginning graduate school I have been consolidating trips back home and academic travel into...
Many of my cohorts enjoy accumulating frequent flyer miles
Tons of questions I still have to answer!
…the disconnect became too palpable to continue my jet-setting
Need to find a clear set of rules…still looking for it
I thought I’d join your group to stay informed and help if I can
Changing jobs slashed my travel by two-thirds
I have initiated a conversation in my workplace about flying less
The idea is that we want people to change their behavior voluntarily
As a baby boomer, I do what I can to offset the profligate lifestyles adopted...
We need better & cheaper trains systems & more expensive flights
Passive hypermobility is noticeably stupifying
What little influence I have, I am using to set an example
I flew much less than most but was one of the most productive scientists
I am strong enough to travel by train only
There are pros and cons but the environmental argument trumps them all
My hope is that more people will forgo air plane trips that are not really...
I woke up after flying to a climate change awareness bike ride
I drive an EV and charge it daily with solar-produced electricity
It’s wonderful to be able to plug in at my destination, often for free!
Over the last decade I have made increasing efforts to fly only as a last...
I makes me feel a lot better to live my beliefs
I feel urged to fly as I’m not yet tenured
…the technology for remote meetings and conferences has really taken off
My wife and I bought a Chevy Bolt last year and love it
I want to explore and care for my own back yard
I talk to people but they don’t seem to listen, it’s sad
Our scientific carbon footprint is a major issue for climate change
Spreading with my body and my bike the message that we need to act boldly
It was strange to realise in the plane that it would be the last time
I do many virtual classroom lectures instead of flying to institutions
How we vote & engage in the community politically is as important as personal choices
Next to adopting a vegan diet, to stop flying is one of the most impactful...
We need to understand the urgency
We need to change the very way society operates
We are influential, and what we do matters
How could I not reduce my flights? Frankly, it’s not a hardship.
It is time to (re-) establish the links between the science we all contribute to...
I want to help others to discover how precious our Earth is
Legitimation structures need to be understood and made visible
Flying less is just necessary
I believe it is a personal, individual responsibility of everyone to limit air travel
Justifying the extra expense to the university is a challenge
Votre site est exactement ce dont on a besoin. Perhaps translate it in a lot...
I imagine a plane having monster truck wheels far down there, crushing animals and people...
You can’t analyse greenhouse gas emissions and then take off!
I am a historian of the United States based in the UK
I worry for my post-PhD prospects as I will not have ‘put myself out there’
I’d find it disingenuous to fly around the world to tell people about my work
I saw my own carbon budget
Because of my CO2 footprint I have been avoiding flying for 20 years
I am lobbying my colleagues to fly less
This not only is a polite answer, it also sets the organisers thinking
We need each other going forward; working toward this is difficult but necessary
The impacts of climate change suddenly seemed less remote
Seeking new ways to traverse my world without flying
It is embarrassing that it took a Swedish teenager to open my eyes
I have two beautiful children and cannot countenance the dichotomy…
What I like about flying less is that it is efficient: it saves time and...
I was impressed by the rail service in the countries I passed through
I have grown increasingly reluctant to travel by air
There are plenty of places nearby that are good for vacations
Three kids… one bleak future