Biographies

We want to host a conference to create an app about changing behaviour to reduce...

Rafe Bertram
General Public


I can’t continue to pretend that flying doesn’t matter

Kate Luthi
General Public


The last time I flew I just wanted to puke

David Archer
Earth Scientist


The time has come for courageous decisions

François Lorrain
Other Academic


I am a climate activist since I retired from teaching

Gayle Leberg
General Public


We need to accept this simple truth and get to work

Henrik Nordborg
Other Academic


I couldn’t justify my actions (e.g. flying) anymore

Luca Nitschke
Other Academic


I haven’t flown since 1983. Don’t miss it at all…

Dan Bloom
General Public


It’s amazing that flying is still so unscrutinized by those concerned about climate change

Alex Baumann
Other Academic


It forced me to face an uncomfortable truth: I shouldn’t be flying

Julie Kearns
General Public


“Less is more” should be the new credo

Maren Ingrid Kropfeld
Other Academic


Younger colleagues welcome someone who “walks the walk”

Julia Steinberger
Other Academic


Climate change threatens the future of many cultural practices around the world

Catherine Grant
Other Academic


I’ve committed to abstain from “luxury travel” by air

Vendela Tedestam
General Public


I like the idea of flying less…I don’t need to be at every conference, workshop...

Jan Kolar
Other Academic


I have pushed my department to create a policy to reduce flying

Jens Friis Lund
Other Academic


…those who fly do not understand the advantages of a slower journey

Ian ‘Harry’ Harris
Earth Scientist


We produced one of the first (almost) carbon neutral films

Achim Michael Hasenberg
Other Academic


We see a role in using our technology to expedite collaboration while avoiding the carbon...

Stefan Haselwimmer
General Public


Instead I refer colleagues who live closer, or I offer to teleconference in

Angelica Lim
Other Academic


Now is the time to be vocal about deciding not to fly

Coralie Chevallier
Other Academic


I think Europe should outlaw between-hub flights

Wolfgang Cramer
Earth Scientist


I have a travel policy in my research group with respect to long distance flying

Roel Baets
Other Academic


I realized that transport was about 80% of my carbon footprint

Nancy Langston
Other Academic


I have influenced others

Bill Davidson
General Public


I hope to convince people that taking the train is a gain in quality time

Bernhard Steinberger
Earth Scientist


We have a culture of rewarding thoughtless over-consumption

Susan Ellard
Other Academic


It’s important to practice what I preach as best I can

Cara Lin Bridgman
Other Academic


Longest alternative to flying to date: 7 days crossing the Atlantic on a ship

Verena Seufert
Other Academic


If airlines considered the climate change costs they would pay this tax

Bob Fearn
General Public


The more I said “no” to flying, the more I wanted to stop altogether

Kim Cobb
Earth Scientist


Carbon budgets are brutal

Kevin Anderson
Earth Scientist


Have fought to make large professional organizations in my field more sustainable

Gabriele Hadl
Other Academic


I have decided to attend fewer conferences, decline invitations to talk, etc.

Andrew Wood
Other Academic


We moved to live close to our 2 sons and grandchildren

Huguette Allen
General Public


I have started looking for railway alternatives to flights more often

Maarten Hillebrandt
Other Academic


I do not want to be part of this problem anymore, so I stopped flying

Lina Wendt-Rasch
Earth Scientist


After 20 years in oil & gas, I am now working to undo the damage

Neville Grigg
General Public


Universities must dare to use force in this war against climate change

Wouter van der Wijngaart
Other Academic


I can’t understand why career environmentalists don’t make similar commitments

Emma Fieldhouse
General Public


Make conferences digital!

Anna Kashouris
General Public


I am appalled by the quantity of green house gases I generate when I fly!

Benoît St-Onge
Earth Scientist


I recognize my responsibility as citizen and scientist to reduce my carbon footprint

Johan Zicola
Other Academic


The liberation in simply saying ‘I no longer fly’ was quite delightful

Liz Darcy Jones
General Public


I also rapidly discovered plenty of advantages of traveling by train

Clément Lafon Placette
Other Academic


I was waiting for an initiative like yours

Etienne Montet
Other Academic


My partner continues with international travel, presenting me with some personal/social challenges

John Chadderton
General Public


I am a huge proponent of human-powered transit

Rebecca Clark
Earth Scientist


It’s been a very small price to pay

Rebecca Artz
Earth Scientist


I made my last professional flight 18 months ago

Susan Johnson
Other Academic


Can one’s example shift the culture?

Ian Christie
Other Academic


I’ve learned to appreciate where I am, instead of always longing for where I’m not

Anaïs Tilquin
Other Academic


I travelled to Colombia on a cargo ship

Gianluca Grimalda
Other Academic


I realized how flying around the globe is aggravating the situation

Karine Leblanc
Earth Scientist


The train is now my transportation and my muse

Anneliese Schultz
Other Academic


I love traveling but it can’t be justified

Chris Holland
Other Academic


I feel that explaining to others why I am avoiding flying can help normalize it

Donna Albert
General Public


A new technology-assisted virtual culture is needed urgently

Rupert Higham
Other Academic


The oil world looks logical to the oil people inside their world

Greg Swift
Other Academic


We all have a responsibility to make sacrifices and to boycott where we can

Rosie Robertson
General Public


I’ve learned to explain this not as an attempt to reduce “my” footprint, but “ours”

Steven Neshyba
Other Academic


ANYTHING within my power to decrease my carbon footprint, I will do

Jann Turner
General Public


The major challenge in New Zealand is that we are surrounded by ocean

Susan Ellis
Earth Scientist


I made the commitment to stop flying just this week

Jessica Edney
General Public


I have to work with a travel system entirely catered toward flying

Henner Busch
Other Academic


Not flying sends a ‘people up’ message that we want change, not more runways

Lily Lee
General Public


I choose my traveling by air much more carefully now

Pamela Speight
Other Academic


Inventing flying was an innovation, and inventing non-flying will be as well

Christoph Kueffer
Earth Scientist


It still sounds like a lot, but it was an important first step for me

Stephen Wood
Other Academic


We have to live by the science we make

Cecilia Gustavsson
Other Academic


The University of Gent already has a sustainable travel policy, which I think can provide...

Laura Burgers
Other Academic


I am consumed with guilt about our carbon footprint, yet find it hard to imagine...

Kate Jeffery
Other Academic


Incredible opportunities exist for humanity if we seize upon this transformative moment

Ben Robinson
General Public


It would help if there was a travel agent specializing in global low-fossil fuel travel

Fred Linden
General Public


It is very difficult to not fly from Israel, but I pledge to do so

Dana Efrati Philip
Other Academic


…it is meaningful to be living out my principles

Parke Wilde
Other Academic


Reduced flying has helped me think broadly about my priorities

Heather Root
Other Academic


I try to advocate flying less or not at all via social media

Ashley Hooper
General Public


We live in a finite world, and scientists should be models

Yoann Brûlé
General Public


Our approach has always been to start by walking the talk ourselves and support others...

Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince
General Public


I have been deliberately NOT going to annual conferences

Ann Pobutsky
Other Academic


What if we “travelled” within ourselves to explore how we are part of the climate...

Cristina Mendonca
General Public


I can now sign on to ‘No Fly’ in good conscience

Brad Marston
Earth Scientist


Improving the rail network can help

Jan M Stratil
Other Academic


Upon my return, I became depressed again…for being a hypocrite

Mark Warywoda
General Public


I am fed up with feeling I am breaking social rules and fed up with...

Manda Brookman
General Public


I reduced my flying 90% since August 2017…and it feels great!

Toby Spribille
Earth Scientist


It became obvious that this was the right decision after the birth of my daughter

Nathalie Schaller
Earth Scientist


It is time to take the next step: reducing my university footprint

Frans Kamsteeg
Other Academic


My kids are going to have to clean up this mess

Austin Minnich
Other Academic


I stopped flying 6 years ago

Gunnar Kvåle
Other Academic


Perhaps my grandchildren will see the Nature I witnessed as a child

Michael Colgan
Other Academic


The absurdity of flying to address climate change is difficult to ignore

Nick Brooks
Earth Scientist


I think flying is a particular problem in the disability sector

Eleanor Margetts
General Public


I think sharing experiences about #flyingless is an important step

Anne Van Loon
Earth Scientist


Flying was a huge contradiction in my life

Gordon Blair
Earth Scientist


It’s critical to start with myself to credibly advocate for changes for others

Richa
General Public


I definitely don’t miss airports, uncomfortable planes, and lousy hotels

Bill Patzert
Earth Scientist


We are trying to raise awareness about how much carbon is being emitted through our...

Betsy Glenn
Other Academic


…and almost all have grandchildren. Go figure.

Don Hnatowich
General Public


I now try to make my PhD plane-free

César Deschamps-Berger
Earth Scientist


Flying has become a comfortable excuse to travel, socialise and escape the office environment

André Bryntesson
Other Academic


I like the feeling of being more responsible to future generations

Elaine Avila
Other Academic


I want to get the conversation rolling in academia about our flying habits

Harry Wels
Other Academic


It’s irresponsible to fly given what we know about its effects on our planet

W. Sean Chamberlin
Earth Scientist


Let’s meet online, not at over-priced conferences far away

Philipp Gläser
Other Academic


Hoping to change the culture of the field

Lila Higgins
General Public


Long distance bus is a pretty good way to get to conferences

Emily Pawley
Other Academic


In short, there is no answer but to fly less

Dan Thisdell
General Public


My hypocrisy angst about flying around the planet to save the planet became chronic

Phoebe Barnard
Earth Scientist


I propose that Switzerland mobilize funds to finance flight-free travels for voluntary researchers

Jean Chamel
Other Academic


My account “up in the air” is empty, and I don’t want to take out...

Heiner Endemann
General Public


More than 80% of the world’s population has never taken a single flight

Tuuli Miinalainen
Other Academic


I believe that travel is worse for the environment than meat

Dawn Mulvaney
General Public


Against the odds, I hope.

Hai Nguyen
Earth Scientist


Set a target to reduce your personal ecological footprint from your scientific agenda

Pablo Donoso
Other Academic


It is flattering to be invited to speak abroad

Patrik Hagman
Other Academic


Accept the seasons where you live

Eric Strid
General Public


Luckily for me I hate flying

Russ Collins
General Public


I do believe that the action of individuals will have a real impact

Waldemar de Rijk
Other Academic


Air travel has accounted for a large portion of my carbon footprint

John Ayers
Earth Scientist


The truth is, we do not have any carbon budget left

Katharine Burke
General Public


I don’t fly unless an event is important and can’t be covered any other way

Terri Hansen
General Public


‘Love local’ – reverse the process of far-scattering tribes all over the planet

Dave Hampton
General Public


Since COP24 more sure than ever to carry on

Franziska Tanneberger
Earth Scientist


I have said no many times to flying for my environmental advocacy work

Ann Baird
General Public


I have flown from New Zealand to Europe and the USA at least 50 times

Tony Kettle
Other Academic


Neither of us feel any the poorer for it

Robert Smith
General Public


This is a bittersweet moment to be a climate scientist

Anna Scott
Earth Scientist


I’m a high school science teacher and I try to lead by example

Niel Liesmons
General Public


…every time I weighed up in favour of not flying

Erica Thompson
Earth Scientist


The evidence of accelerating climate change is too obvious to ignore

Andrew DeWit
Other Academic


I’m starting to be understood by some colleagues

Pierre Guillon
Other Academic


I only fly for long trips (> 5,000 km) and max once a year

Guillaume Charrier
Other Academic


I challenge the idea that flying makes you happy or is necessary for a fulfilled...

John Cossham
General Public


Engineers should be at the forefront of the transition from fossil fuel

Larry Edwards
General Public


The responses by many colleagues are often quite encouraging

Markus Oehler
Other Academic


Unless we step up and make sacrifices, our advocacy efforts ring hollow

Michael Polanyi
General Public


I’m not aware of any way to combine my carbon footprint goal with air travel

Mikko Valtonen
Other Academic


I am terrified of flying so it’s easier for me

Laura Clout
General Public


…looking at the pollution caused by another airplane, I thought, what am I doing here?

Wybren Verstegen
Other Academic


I was watching my carbon footprint

Joan Davis
General Public


I emit about 8 tonnes of CO2 due to science-related travel (conferences and field work)

Richard Fernandes
Earth Scientist


I had to act. I wanted the world to change. Sound the alarm, drive the...

Maria Helena Cruz de Carvalho
Earth Scientist


The false economy of subsidies and tax breaks props up the aviation industry

Guy Finkill
Other Academic


Doing responsible and ethical science requires rethinking many of our taken-for-granted practices

Marta Strumińska-Kutra
Other Academic


Flying is “luxury” I can mostly live without

Ralph Ristenbatt
Other Academic


We all have to change our way of life with the utmost urgency

Rachael A Vaughan
Other Academic


I dislike airports, big trips, luggage, etc., so flying less is a bonus

Lynda Gagne
Other Academic


I accept limitations to my life

Sheila Kindberg
General Public


La société de consommation est devenue un gros enfant roi

Pierre-Luc Arsenault
General Public


Now doing voluntary conservation work, as penance for all the overseas conferences

Geoff Lealand
Other Academic


As a family of 3, we do not own a motorized vehicle; our feet take...

Cheryl and Roland Magyar
General Public


I have gained credibility with my students when I teach climate justice

Sasha Adkins
Other Academic


“Ah, so you mean you do what you preach?!”

Heike Hübener
Earth Scientist


From now on I’ll try to fly as little as possible

Chiara Rasi
Other Academic


I place blame for the emergency facing our planet in many places.

Mary Jane Else
General Public


When work travel is needed, I try to add a few days’ holiday to avoid...

F Six
Other Academic


I used to commute by plane to live with my wife – it was insane

Loys Maingon
Earth Scientist


Not always easy to fly less, the academic system and administration is often not helping

Margo Annemans
General Public


Cutting this out is the biggest thing I can do to reduce my environmental impact

Russ Poldrack
Other Academic


Deciding not to fly has had a huge impact on me

Lola Perrin
General Public


I cut my driver’s license into little pieces and sent my car to the wreckers

Paul Nyssen
General Public


Most people don’t want to accept the reality that flying is a luxury

Tim Minshall
Other Academic


The sights on the ground are stunning, and the down-to-earth nature helps my mood

Tyler Wilce
General Public


I do not take flights within a country at all

Sean May
Other Academic


We must fly less; I am flying less

Jorge Santos
Other Academic


I’ve cut back my flights by ~300% relative to a few years ago

Silvia Bunge
Other Academic


I’m staying home, working to make my community strong, preparing for climate refugees

Rebecca Sullivan
General Public


Young scientists more worthy of choosing to flying on occasion

Richard Allan
Earth Scientist


Because flying contributes to climate change, it contributes to climate racism and climate sexism

Michelle Ciurria
Other Academic


…an urgent rethink required in the scientific community

Andreas Heinemeyer
Earth Scientist


I decided the “party is over”

Louise Haas
General Public


I use that time writing my presentation, reading literature

Richard Parncutt
Other Academic


I fasted from flying for a decade, and walked from Illinois to Arizona

Mark Shipley
General Public


I have been trying to travel by land and sea for twenty years or more

Catherine Rowett
Other Academic


It brought me down to think about CO2 whenever I got on a plane so...

Kieran Martin
General Public


Simple living locally is wonderful

Penelope Grose
General Public


Reading Peter’s book made me realize that this feeling of disconnect from the world of...

Nadir Jeevanjee
Earth Scientist


Capitalism is waging a war against nature

David Klein
Other Academic


She was 96 years old and I wanted to see her again before she passed...

Richard Roberts
General Public


We are trying to be the change we want to see in the world

Ellen & Dirk Maas
Earth Scientist


My discomfort of hypocrisy is greater than my career ambitions

Ee Ling Ng
Other Academic


With effort I can combine more trips and do more by teleconference

Jill Doucette
General Public


I began trying to reduce flying in 2007 by introducing web streaming for conferences

Mary Rose
Other Academic


We must shift the culture from where travel defines a career

James Boxall
Other Academic


I am very concerned about the legacy of climate change I’m leaving to the next...

Rob Mew
General Public


It’s high time for new, rational, and responsible lifestyles

Daniel Saudek
Other Academic


I quit flying years ago and have been suggesting that others fly less ever since

Glen Urquhart
General Public


I will make my last flight, booked before I had a climate change awakening about...

Morgan Shimshak
General Public


University reimbursements often will not cover train or bus travel, especially abroad

Matthew Jurjonas
Other Academic


Eurostar prices are absolutely a problematic issue as per reducing flying

Elia Valentini
Other Academic


I say, try it. It’s not so hard.

John Gower
General Public


Scientists should lead the way toward matching our behaviors to the data we gather

Louis Dumas
Other Academic


What is the use of all the knowledge if we are not able to save...

Frederic Boone
Other Academic


After my first train journey I was hooked

Laura Hellsten
Other Academic


Most of my colleagues fly a lot and consider this normal

Sabine Gabrysch
Other Academic


Railways need to invest now, so that they will have capacity as flying declines

Nick Barton
Other Academic


Will buy an EV if anyone ever makes one I can use

John O'Renick
General Public


The hardest part is to see how deeply in denial people are

Anne Burgevin
Other Academic


I had to make my travel consistent with my research

Laurent Bedoussac
Earth Scientist


I own a campsite, I go camping on my holidays.

Julian Adams
General Public


I haven’t said I’ll never fly again, but aim for less than once every three...

Rebecca Willis
Other Academic


I could no longer rationalize the contribution to GHG emissions & demise of our climate

Albert Koehl
General Public


I pledge to push for options at conferences to use webinars

Erica Cline
Other Academic


I’ve resolved not to fly at all in 2019

Dave Green
General Public


My conscience won’t let me hurt the earth anymore

Thom Hawkins
General Public


I only fly if I really have to, for instance to get to Antarctica for...

Ella Gilbert
Earth Scientist


Think of the work you could get done locked on a train for 3 days

Claire Heffernan
Other Academic


Flying less is part of the global warming solution, and is important

Stéphane Lorrain
Other Academic


I decided that I should be living according to the scientific arguments that I accept...

Annie Hughes
Earth Scientist


I’ve declined various opportunities to fly. Sometimes this hurts.

Dan Stowell
Other Academic


We can’t afford to fly as much as we used to

Bastien Boussau
Other Academic


Each person can make a difference in altering some of our life choices

Susi Palmrose
General Public


This website will strengthen my argument to not fly for work or holidays

Ben Nunn
Other Academic


The cost of flying is artificially low

Laurence Kenney
Other Academic


The hassle, expense, and carbon footprint involved should not be expectations for our advancement as...

John Wares
Earth Scientist


Ask the question, “do I really need to go there?”

Yogi Hendlin
Other Academic


The purpose of the holiday was to repatriate my mother’s ashes

Diana Korchien
General Public


flying causes me cognitive dissonance verging almost into nausea

Barry McMullin
Other Academic


I feel much more at ease with my own conscience now

Wolmet Barendregt
Other Academic


I use the night train

Marc Deconchat
Earth Scientist


I still encourage people who do travel by air to buy offsets

Galen Tromble
General Public


It will help universities save paper, which will reduce deforestation

Iwuoha Emmanuel
Other Academic


The academic world has a huge responsibility to speak up

Sara Rebecka Ivarsson
Other Academic


Not flying has strengthened my love of the planet

Emma Palmer
Other Academic


I value slow travel

Eugene Quinn
General Public


Flight-free since 2004

Dave Reay
Earth Scientist


increasingly alarmed at our capacity as a species for cognitive dissonance

Will Bamford
General Public


I know that any carbon saving through my diet is dwarfed when I fly anywhere

Emily Clark
General Public


I wonder if Virtual Reality could allow us to interact scientifically without the need to...

Luc Steinbuch
Earth Scientist


Flying not only adds CO2 to the atmosphere, but alters the cloud cover

Alan Pearce
Other Academic


Four years in and no regrets….

Kate Buser
General Public


Not limiting my flying would be highly hypocritical

Tim Woodruff
General Public


Flying is easy to separate from other lifestyle issues

Mary Sealing
General Public


I know that lowering my carbon footprint means saving the ecosystem I treasure and adore

Maria Meyer
Other Academic


My field is sustainable transport solutions – a field where flying is still the norm.

Steve Melia
Other Academic


One day they will ask me what I did to try to avert catastrophic climate...

Nic EADIE
General Public


The failure of the scientific community to address global warming is inexcusable

Douglas Kellogg
Other Academic


I am a 2 million miler on American and it shames me

Steven Feuerstein
General Public


I commit to flying less and promoting carbon neutral conferences

Scott Daniel
Other Academic


I’m educated on the crisis and passionately engaged for our three daughters

Ola Jorup
General Public


As I am regarded as a leader in my company I believe/have hope that my...

Matthias Jakob
Earth Scientist


We adjusted our goals

Mike Owens
General Public


We can change the smaller world around us

Dana Moree
Other Academic


I had to cancel my train and book a flight since they refused to assist...

Ginger Claassen
General Public


We don’t fly; we have ebikes, carpool otherwise, & drive alone when no other options

Drew and Joanne Gailius
General Public


I pledge not to fly for personal reasons ever again

Kyle Kleinbeck
General Public


As a keen mountaineer it’s tough to realign to closer mountains

Es Tresidder
Other Academic


Flights often cost less than bus tickets

Niels Jobstvogt
Other Academic


Conferences are in flashy places to attract scientists to participate

Hartmut Doebel
Other Academic


The other five times I will take the train, even if it takes more hours...

Peter Larisch
General Public


…effective advocacy starts when we change our own lives

Peter Kalmus
Earth Scientist


I decided that it was time I walked the walk on climate change

Jennie Dusheck
General Public


Producing more carbon dioxide is the wrong way to go

Challa Kumar
Other Academic


We must begin NOW!!!!

Phil Bates
General Public


I feel this is an ethical imperative for a climate scientist: today we must have...

Paolo Gabrielli
Earth Scientist


It feels like an old-fashioned “once in a lifetime” trip!

Penny Walker
General Public


First priority is train, bus, car, ferry etc.

Soeren Jeppesen
Other Academic


I asked colleagues to present my podium papers in conferences or sent video clips instead

Anagnostis Agelarakis
Other Academic


I am unwilling to fly when each additional ton of emitted carbon threatens another human...

Nick Cowern
Earth Scientist


For too long I have simply accepted the temptation without critical thinking

Bart Verspagen
Other Academic


Sometimes change comes too late

Lucy Dorey
Other Academic


I’m a high school student worried about my future

Jake Woburn
General Public


I don’t suffer cognitive dissonance, because I practice what I preach

Its van der Es
General Public


I can no longer justify doing this when I know that climate breakdown is occurring

Harriet Hulme
Other Academic


I checked the carbon footprint: 4192 kg, only for the flight!

Ricardo Morte Ferrer
Other Academic


I don’t fly long-haul–that it’s an absolute commitment, not a nice-to-have

Andrew Curry
General Public


Many alternatives exist!

Eric Guilyardi
Earth Scientist


We have a hard time imagining an alternative

Devin Judge-Lord
Other Academic


I’m a conscientious objector who refuses to fly to academic conferences

John Finnerty
Other Academic


Doing something good does not cancel doing something bad

Marc Davidson
Other Academic


If you’re serous about your carbon footprint, you have no choice but to drastically reduce...

Moritz Koch
Other Academic


I’ve realised that climate change is a more important issue than my work

Joakim Crona
Other Academic


I try to travel intercontinentally only in exceptional cases

Mara Baudena
Earth Scientist


I never flew much in the first place but I support this

Katherine Lisney
General Public


I prefer to drive cross-country in my Tesla Model 3 AWD when I travel

Daniel Colestock
General Public


People seem to see me as a more authentic climate scientist

Stefan Hofer
Earth Scientist


I love that not flying makes the world seem bigger and more of an adventure...

Claire Wordley
Other Academic


Even people who are well informed about climate change do not change their lifestyle

Miriam Keppner
Other Academic


Every action may have ethical implications

GENE GRIFFITH
General Public


The time has come to stick to one’s principles

Nadja Präg
General Public


We have the intention of making the world a better place, or at least mitigating...

Tom Calvert
Other Academic


My last flight was on July, 6th, 2019

Rose Hiquet
Other Academic


I think carefully about whether or not to attend conferences

Mark Tebboth
Earth Scientist


I feel increasingly uncomfortable with flying, for work and privately

Petra Verdonk
Other Academic


I haven’t flown since retiring from the NHS in 2008

Andrew Latham
Other Academic


I bring up the subject of trying to fly less at my workplace

Kasper Rosing
Other Academic


We cannot continue to fly and advocate tackling climate change

Noel Cass
Other Academic


Now I only accept invitations if I can travel by train, or even boat

Leif Dahlberg
Other Academic


Some have been supportive, but most are either disinterested or sceptical

Matthew Hay
General Public


I am switching to a carbon neutral lifestyle

Julie Browne
General Public


I attend congresses only if virtual or if they are within reach by trains

Heinz fuchsig
General Public


The less we fly the longer we have to live

Stephen Tame
General Public


As an environmental psychologist it would lie to myself if I would fly

Josephine Tröger
Other Academic


I really hate how everybody thinks it’s someone else’s job to prevent climate change

Joe Anderson
General Public


What if AGU receives 10% less attendees?

Laurent Husson
Earth Scientist


University-funded air travel is the third largest component of our footprint

Carol Dollard
Other Academic


I understand the urgent need for radical, selfless sacrifice

Linda Peeno
Other Academic


I’ve stayed in the field for extensive periods to reduce the need for multiple trips;...

Karen Cameron
Earth Scientist


if sustainability researchers don’t reduce their carbon emissions, who else will?

Lorenz M. Hilty
Other Academic


We all need to raise awareness of alternatives to actual travel

Peter Cranie
Other Academic


We can also do virtual conferences

Regula Hänggli
Other Academic


As academics, we don’t need to fly with Skype and Zoom

Martha Nathan MD
Other Academic


I believe in the combined power of individuals

Sophie Voillot
General Public


Build our house, chop our wood and make our garden grow

John Howard
Other Academic


We have the capacity for a radical paradigm shift in how we choose to live

Paul Grogan
Other Academic


In 2014 I published “Beyond Flying” with Green Books UK

Chris Watson
General Public


…to be attended by the same people who just heard my talk. WTF?

Keith Schwab
Other Academic


Whenever possible, I travel for long durations

Alexis Michaud
Other Academic


I savor passing through so many places and landscape

Joshua Msika
Other Academic


I decide when I’ll be in France, then gather as many meetings as possible during...

Damien Cartron
Other Academic


It’s not socially accepted to take an extra travel day when there’s a morning flight

Martin Kurdve
Other Academic


I agree with remote meeting participation in most cases

Karim Abood
General Public


I work as independent consultant and choose projects that don’t entail flying

Francisco ZULOAGA
General Public


I feel free now that I have decided to stay on Earth

Anna Lindegren
Other Academic


I’m over 80: we need to improve train travel in the US.

Carol Wock
General Public


I flew over 5500 miles to present to 3 people

Kim Sheehan
Other Academic


I hate flying for the fear factor….

Zoe Young
General Public


We need to change how early-career scientists develop their contacts and opportunities

Jennifer Gervais
General Public


Trains offer the advantages of lengthy conversation and uninterrupted solo activity

Catharine White
General Public


I have been reflecting on the future I hope my children will enjoy

Eileen Nicolle
Other Academic


I just don’t want to participate in the destruction

Marshall Burns
General Public


There is much beauty to discover in my home country

Sue Hampton
General Public


I know too much about climate science to make matters worse for the planet

Ruth Pryor
General Public


I have been talking about climate change for 15 years

Anthony Simpson
Other Academic


I stopped flying in 2005

Jonathan Emmett
General Public


My business trips in Europe are always by train, ferry or buses

Eloi DRONIOU
Earth Scientist


So far the benefits seem to be outweighing the disadvantages

David Pedersen
General Public


Traveling to conferences by train is surprisingly fun!

Benedikt Langenbach
Earth Scientist


We are cooking the planet, and I can no longer be complicit

Ken Garber
General Public


I believe it’s really necessary to reduce these flights to an absolute minimum

Airán Ródenas
Other Academic


We need a profound reflection and action on how “global science” is done today

Tereza Stockelova
Other Academic


We have to curb carbon emissions today, not tomorrow

Lorenz Keyßer
Earth Scientist


I am often shocked at the loc consideration of some of my colleagues for their...

Anne-Laure Ligozat
Other Academic


I’ve put myself on a “travel diet” to reduce my personal carbon footprint

Stephen Hamilton
Other Academic


I have flown only 2 return journeys in the past 12 years

Cleo de Vito
General Public


The planet does not exist simply for our enjoyment

Megan Ruttan Walker
General Public


A group of academics analyzed our carbon footprint and found that we were among the...

Martin Schlaepfer
Other Academic


Don’t fly as a choice, because of the impact on the environment

David Powell
General Public


Universities need to offer better advice to their academics of non flying options

Richard Coppell
Earth Scientist


“Fly less” is possible in this time of fast internet and videoconferencing

Joop van der Schee
Other Academic


I’m looking for as many ways as possible…

Julie Pierce
General Public


Well, people will have to read my articles…and I will have to read theirs

Julian Carrey
Other Academic


If we do this right, within my lifetime no one should be flying

Steve Austin
Other Academic


I don’t fly for personal use

Bruno Duchesne
Other Academic


Even for our work flying should be left as last resort

Fabian Kemps Verhage
Earth Scientist


This made me realize how much other people inspire me who act according to their...

Karen Hamann
Other Academic


It will mean missing my favourite conference & friends in 2021

Vincent Walsh
Other Academic


I select speakers from Europe or nearby, those who can reach us by train

Eric Burguiere
Other Academic


If I do need to fly, I offset the CO2.

Claus Lamm
Other Academic


I stopped flying in March 2016 due to the climate crisis

Malena Ernman
General Public


I cannot live my life without mitigating the threat with every choice I make

Jeanine Pfeiffer
Other Academic


I am happy to find a great excuse not to fly more

Sam McClatchie
Other Academic


…being a researcher in the global South brings extra challenges

Chandni Singh
Earth Scientist


Quit flying 10 years ago, but began reducing flights 20 years ago

Royce Warren
Other Academic


I endorse the notion of “climate emergency”

Xavier ANGLARET
General Public


I commit myself to first flying less, and to exploring pathways towards carbon-neutral academic life

Oula Silvennoinen
Other Academic


Traveling by train is so much more enjoyable and productive

Alistair Ford
Earth Scientist


I’m worried about the future of our planet

Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup
Other Academic


Need to combine knowing with doing

Martin Hultman
Other Academic


Since beginning graduate school I have been consolidating trips back home and academic travel into...

Henri Drake
Earth Scientist


Many of my cohorts enjoy accumulating frequent flyer miles

Daniel Helfrich
Other Academic


Tons of questions I still have to answer!

Amandine Cornille
Other Academic


…the disconnect became too palpable to continue my jet-setting

Joseph Nevins
Other Academic


Need to find a clear set of rules…still looking for it

Romuald Elie
Other Academic


I thought I’d join your group to stay informed and help if I can

Lisa Cormier
General Public


Changing jobs slashed my travel by two-thirds

Griša Močnik
Earth Scientist


I have initiated a conversation in my workplace about flying less

Karen Smith
Other Academic


The idea is that we want people to change their behavior voluntarily

Kelly McClary
Other Academic


As a baby boomer, I do what I can to offset the profligate lifestyles adopted...

Trevor Goward
Earth Scientist


We need better & cheaper trains systems & more expensive flights

Diego Pedraza Lahoz
General Public


Passive hypermobility is noticeably stupifying

Michael Akulov
General Public


What little influence I have, I am using to set an example

Valerie P
General Public


I flew much less than most but was one of the most productive scientists

Steven Ghan
Earth Scientist


I am strong enough to travel by train only

Susanne Stoll-Kleemann
Other Academic


There are pros and cons but the environmental argument trumps them all

Gerry Wolff
Other Academic


My hope is that more people will forgo air plane trips that are not really...

Carolin Schellhorn
Other Academic


I woke up after flying to a climate change awareness bike ride

Dr Kate Rawles
General Public


I drive an EV and charge it daily with solar-produced electricity

Steve O'Neil
Other Academic


It’s wonderful to be able to plug in at my destination, often for free!

Kyle Trenshaw
Other Academic


Over the last decade I have made increasing efforts to fly only as a last...

Rupert Read
Other Academic


I makes me feel a lot better to live my beliefs

Nicole Rogers
Other Academic


I feel urged to fly as I’m not yet tenured

Anna Leuschner
Other Academic


…the technology for remote meetings and conferences has really taken off

Lenore Fahrig
Earth Scientist


My wife and I bought a Chevy Bolt last year and love it

Charley Bowman
Other Academic


I want to explore and care for my own back yard

Tessa Zatorski
General Public


I talk to people but they don’t seem to listen, it’s sad

Julie Stahlbaum
General Public


Our scientific carbon footprint is a major issue for climate change

John Pierce
Other Academic


Spreading with my body and my bike the message that we need to act boldly

Giuseppe Delmestri
Other Academic


It was strange to realise in the plane that it would be the last time

Usha Ganga
General Public


I do many virtual classroom lectures instead of flying to institutions

Meg Lowman
Other Academic


How we vote & engage in the community politically is as important as personal choices

Stefanie Belohlavy
Other Academic


Next to adopting a vegan diet, to stop flying is one of the most impactful...

Leo van Kampenhout
Other Academic


We need to understand the urgency

Mårten Thorslund
General Public


We need to change the very way society operates

Tom Dougherty
General Public


We are influential, and what we do matters

Alice Larkin
Earth Scientist


How could I not reduce my flights? Frankly, it’s not a hardship.

Ana Simeon
General Public


It is time to (re-) establish the links between the science we all contribute to...

Sven Lukas
Earth Scientist


I want to help others to discover how precious our Earth is

John Baldwin
General Public


Legitimation structures need to be understood and made visible

Maria Wolrath Söderberg
Other Academic


Flying less is just necessary

Olivier Aznar
Other Academic


I believe it is a personal, individual responsibility of everyone to limit air travel

Matthias Schröter
Earth Scientist


Justifying the extra expense to the university is a challenge

Jo Gibson
Other Academic


Votre site est exactement ce dont on a besoin. Perhaps translate it in a lot...

Jean-Luc Poitoux
General Public


Flying is a luxury thing

Francisco Vico
Other Academic


I imagine a plane having monster truck wheels far down there, crushing animals and people...

Martin Løken
General Public


You can’t analyse greenhouse gas emissions and then take off!

Werner Zollitsch
Other Academic


I love the atmosphere

Georg Kury
General Public


I am a historian of the United States based in the UK

Emma Hart
Other Academic


I worry for my post-PhD prospects as I will not have ‘put myself out there’

Lily Dessau
Other Academic


I’d find it disingenuous to fly around the world to tell people about my work

Mike Page
Other Academic


I saw my own carbon budget

Maria Johansson
Earth Scientist


Because of my CO2 footprint I have been avoiding flying for 20 years

Ulrike Marx
Other Academic


I am lobbying my colleagues to fly less

Julie Wheelwright
Other Academic


Something had to give

Adam Aron
Other Academic


This not only is a polite answer, it also sets the organisers thinking

Helga Kromp-Kolb
Earth Scientist


We need each other going forward; working toward this is difficult but necessary

Deb Morrison
Other Academic


The impacts of climate change suddenly seemed less remote

Karl Coplan
Other Academic


Seeking new ways to traverse my world without flying

Simon Bramwell
General Public


It is embarrassing that it took a Swedish teenager to open my eyes

Gunn Eliassen
Other Academic


I have two beautiful children and cannot countenance the dichotomy…

Adam Hartland
Earth Scientist


What I like about flying less is that it is efficient: it saves time and...

Sandra Passchier
Earth Scientist


I was impressed by the rail service in the countries I passed through

Ann Kolodziejski
Other Academic


I have grown increasingly reluctant to travel by air

Chris Crawford
Other Academic


There are plenty of places nearby that are good for vacations

John Pearse
Other Academic


Three kids… one bleak future

Matteo Sterzi
General Public