Biographies

I am a climate activist since I retired from teaching

Gayle Leberg
General Public


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

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

Usha Ganga
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Passive hypermobility is noticeably stupifying

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

Kate Luthi
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I agree with remote meeting participation in most cases

Karim Abood
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Luckily for me I hate flying

Russ Collins
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I’m looking for as many ways as possible…

Julie Pierce
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I stopped flying in March 2016 due to the climate crisis

Malena Ernman
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We need better & cheaper trains systems & more expensive flights

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

Mark Shipley
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In short, there is no answer but to fly less

Dan Thisdell
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Accept the seasons where you live

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jill Doucette
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Not limiting my flying would be highly hypocritical

Tim Woodruff
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We need to understand the urgency

Mårten Thorslund
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We need to change the very way society operates

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

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

Albert Koehl
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I stopped flying in 2005

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

Ginger Claassen
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Three kids… one bleak future

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

Liz Darcy Jones
General Public


I hate flying for the fear factor….

Zoe Young
General Public


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

Andrew Curry
General Public


I decided the “party is over”

Louise Haas
General Public


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

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

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

Cristina Mendonca
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People fly for silly reasons all the time

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

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

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

Manda Brookman
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God will not reward us for how lavishly, or carelessly, we have lived

Nancy Dobson
General Public


I love the atmosphere

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

David Powell
General Public


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

Martin Løken
General Public


Seeking new ways to traverse my world without flying

Simon Bramwell
General Public


Trains offer the advantages of lengthy conversation and uninterrupted solo activity

Catharine White
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I say, try it. It’s not so hard.

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

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

Glen Urquhart
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I believe in the combined power of individuals

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

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

Carol Wock
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My conscience won’t let me hurt the earth anymore

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

Rosie Robertson
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I want to explore and care for my own back yard

Tessa Zatorski
General Public


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

Mary Jane Else
General Public


The time has come to stick to one’s principles

Nadja Präg
General Public


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

Its van der Es
General Public


I’ve resolved not to fly at all in 2019

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

Bob Fearn
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I accept limitations to my life

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

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

Dan Bloom
General Public


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

Jennie Dusheck
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I believe that travel is worse for the environment than meat

Dawn Mulvaney
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Flying is easy to separate from other lifestyle issues

Mary Sealing
General Public


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

Paul Nyssen
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I made the commitment to stop flying just this week

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

John O'Renick
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I prefer to drive cross-country in my Tesla Model 3 AWD when I travel

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

Cheryl and Roland Magyar
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It’s critical to start with myself to credibly advocate for changes for others

Richa
General Public


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

Julie Stahlbaum
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Four years in and no regrets….

Kate Buser
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There is much beauty to discover in my home country

Sue Hampton
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Every action may have ethical implications

GENE GRIFFITH
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Nicht mehr fliegen um als gutes Beispiel

Alexander Blietz
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…and almost all have grandchildren. Go figure.

Don Hnatowich
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I have influenced others

Bill Davidson
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I just don’t want to participate in the destruction

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Baldwin
General Public


I think flying is a particular problem in the disability sector

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

Lisa Cormier
General Public


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

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

Dave Hampton
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The less we fly the longer we have to live

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

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

Peter Larisch
General Public


increasingly alarmed at our capacity as a species for cognitive dissonance

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

Heiner Endemann
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I pledge not to fly for personal reasons ever again

Kyle Kleinbeck
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The planet does not exist simply for our enjoyment

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

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

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

Matthew Hay
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We adjusted our goals

Mike Owens
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Hoping to change the culture of the field

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

Drew and Joanne Gailius
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We must begin NOW!!!!

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

Stefan Haselwimmer
General Public


Neither of us feel any the poorer for it

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

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

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

Susi Palmrose
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I was watching my carbon footprint

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

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

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

Morgan Shimshak
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Simple living locally is wonderful

Penelope Grose
General Public


So far the benefits seem to be outweighing the disadvantages

David Pedersen
General Public


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

Dr Kate Rawles
General Public


I am switching to a carbon neutral lifestyle

Julie Browne
General Public


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

Lily Lee
General Public


I know that taking steps in my own life helps me hold onto hope

Karan Ireland
General Public


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

Penny Walker
General Public


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

Julian Adams
General Public


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

Ben Robinson
General Public


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

Margo Annemans
General Public


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

Larry Edwards
General Public


Make conferences digital!

Anna Kashouris
General Public


I value slow travel

Eugene Quinn
General Public


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

Tyler Wilce
General Public


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

Cleo de Vito
General Public


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

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

Joe Anderson
General Public


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

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

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

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

Ruth Pryor
General Public


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

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

Jean-Luc Poitoux
General Public


La société de consommation est devenue un gros enfant roi

Pierre-Luc Arsenault
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We want to host a conference to create an app about changing behaviour to reduce...

Rafe Bertram
General Public


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

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

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

Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince
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It forced me to face an uncomfortable truth: I shouldn’t be flying

Julie Kearns
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