I am a climate activist since I retired from teaching
I challenge the idea that flying makes you happy or is necessary for a fulfilled...
It was strange to realise in the plane that it would be the last time
Passive hypermobility is noticeably stupifying
I can’t continue to pretend that flying doesn’t matter
I agree with remote meeting participation in most cases
Luckily for me I hate flying
I’m looking for as many ways as possible…
I stopped flying in March 2016 due to the climate crisis
We need better & cheaper trains systems & more expensive flights
I fasted from flying for a decade, and walked from Illinois to Arizona
In short, there is no answer but to fly less
Accept the seasons where you live
How could I not reduce my flights? Frankly, it’s not a hardship.
I attend congresses only if virtual or if they are within reach by trains
I am terrified of flying so it’s easier for me
I have said no many times to flying for my environmental advocacy work
I’m educated on the crisis and passionately engaged for our three daughters
With effort I can combine more trips and do more by teleconference
Not limiting my flying would be highly hypocritical
We need to understand the urgency
We need to change the very way society operates
I’ve committed to abstain from “luxury travel” by air
I could no longer rationalize the contribution to GHG emissions & demise of our climate
I had to cancel my train and book a flight since they refused to assist...
Three kids… one bleak future
The liberation in simply saying ‘I no longer fly’ was quite delightful
I hate flying for the fear factor….
I don’t fly long-haul–that it’s an absolute commitment, not a nice-to-have
I decided the “party is over”
Upon my return, I became depressed again…for being a hypocrite
I don’t fly unless an event is important and can’t be covered any other way
What if we “travelled” within ourselves to explore how we are part of the climate...
People fly for silly reasons all the time
I never flew much in the first place but I support this
I’m staying home, working to make my community strong, preparing for climate refugees
I am fed up with feeling I am breaking social rules and fed up with...
God will not reward us for how lavishly, or carelessly, we have lived
Don’t fly as a choice, because of the impact on the environment
I imagine a plane having monster truck wheels far down there, crushing animals and people...
Seeking new ways to traverse my world without flying
Trains offer the advantages of lengthy conversation and uninterrupted solo activity
I say, try it. It’s not so hard.
The truth is, we do not have any carbon budget left
I quit flying years ago and have been suggesting that others fly less ever since
I believe in the combined power of individuals
I am very concerned about the legacy of climate change I’m leaving to the next...
I’m over 80: we need to improve train travel in the US.
My conscience won’t let me hurt the earth anymore
We all have a responsibility to make sacrifices and to boycott where we can
I want to explore and care for my own back yard
I place blame for the emergency facing our planet in many places.
The time has come to stick to one’s principles
I don’t suffer cognitive dissonance, because I practice what I preach
I’ve resolved not to fly at all in 2019
If airlines considered the climate change costs they would pay this tax
I accept limitations to my life
We are cooking the planet, and I can no longer be complicit
I haven’t flown since 1983. Don’t miss it at all…
I decided that it was time I walked the walk on climate change
I believe that travel is worse for the environment than meat
Flying is easy to separate from other lifestyle issues
I cut my driver’s license into little pieces and sent my car to the wreckers
I made the commitment to stop flying just this week
Will buy an EV if anyone ever makes one I can use
I prefer to drive cross-country in my Tesla Model 3 AWD when I travel
As a family of 3, we do not own a motorized vehicle; our feet take...
It’s critical to start with myself to credibly advocate for changes for others
I talk to people but they don’t seem to listen, it’s sad
Four years in and no regrets….
There is much beauty to discover in my home country
Every action may have ethical implications
Nicht mehr fliegen um als gutes Beispiel
…and almost all have grandchildren. Go figure.
I just don’t want to participate in the destruction
It would help if there was a travel agent specializing in global low-fossil fuel travel
We need to change how early-career scientists develop their contacts and opportunities
After 20 years in oil & gas, I am now working to undo the damage
I can’t understand why career environmentalists don’t make similar commitments
Unless we step up and make sacrifices, our advocacy efforts ring hollow
I want to help others to discover how precious our Earth is
I think flying is a particular problem in the disability sector
I thought I’d join your group to stay informed and help if I can
I am a 2 million miler on American and it shames me
‘Love local’ – reverse the process of far-scattering tribes all over the planet
The less we fly the longer we have to live
She was 96 years old and I wanted to see her again before she passed...
The other five times I will take the train, even if it takes more hours...
increasingly alarmed at our capacity as a species for cognitive dissonance
My account “up in the air” is empty, and I don’t want to take out...
I pledge not to fly for personal reasons ever again
The planet does not exist simply for our enjoyment
I know that any carbon saving through my diet is dwarfed when I fly anywhere
I try to advocate flying less or not at all via social media
Some have been supportive, but most are either disinterested or sceptical
Hoping to change the culture of the field
We don’t fly; we have ebikes, carpool otherwise, & drive alone when no other options
We see a role in using our technology to expedite collaboration while avoiding the carbon...
Neither of us feel any the poorer for it
I still encourage people who do travel by air to buy offsets
My partner continues with international travel, presenting me with some personal/social challenges
Each person can make a difference in altering some of our life choices
I was watching my carbon footprint
In 2014 I published “Beyond Flying” with Green Books UK
I’m a high school science teacher and I try to lead by example
I will make my last flight, booked before I had a climate change awakening about...
Simple living locally is wonderful
So far the benefits seem to be outweighing the disadvantages
I woke up after flying to a climate change awareness bike ride
I am switching to a carbon neutral lifestyle
Not flying sends a ‘people up’ message that we want change, not more runways
I know that taking steps in my own life helps me hold onto hope
It feels like an old-fashioned “once in a lifetime” trip!
I own a campsite, I go camping on my holidays.
Incredible opportunities exist for humanity if we seize upon this transformative moment
Not always easy to fly less, the academic system and administration is often not helping
Engineers should be at the forefront of the transition from fossil fuel
Make conferences digital!
The sights on the ground are stunning, and the down-to-earth nature helps my mood
I have flown only 2 return journeys in the past 12 years
What little influence I have, I am using to set an example
I really hate how everybody thinks it’s someone else’s job to prevent climate change
One day they will ask me what I did to try to avert catastrophic climate...
The purpose of the holiday was to repatriate my mother’s ashes
I work as independent consultant and choose projects that don’t entail flying
I know too much about climate science to make matters worse for the planet
It brought me down to think about CO2 whenever I got on a plane so...
Votre site est exactement ce dont on a besoin. Perhaps translate it in a lot...
La société de consommation est devenue un gros enfant roi
We want to host a conference to create an app about changing behaviour to reduce...
ANYTHING within my power to decrease my carbon footprint, I will do
I feel that explaining to others why I am avoiding flying can help normalize it
Our approach has always been to start by walking the talk ourselves and support others...
It forced me to face an uncomfortable truth: I shouldn’t be flying