I am an Australian and the only OS flights I have done in the last thirty years are three flights to New Zealand. I have carer responsibilities in Sydney so do fly from the Gold Coast, where I work, to Sydney and back when required. For three years I did this journey by train or car and didn’t fly at all. There are workplaces challenges in not flying overseas as the requisite networking is much harder. I don’t think my personal practices do shift the culture at all, but it makes me feel a lot better to act out my beliefs as opposed to just writing about them.
I undertake research in the areas of environmental law, climate change law and wild law. I am currently writing a book about narratives of climate change and was the founder and co-organiser of a narratives of climate change symposium in July 2018. I founded and co-led the Wild Law Judgment project from 2014 to 2017. I presented a paper on the subtle and not so subtle advantages in not flying for three years at a Wild Law conference in 2010.