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