Biographies

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

Alan Pearce
Other Academic


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

Steve O'Neil
Other Academic


The evidence of accelerating climate change is too obvious to ignore

Andrew DeWit
Other Academic


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

Wybren Verstegen
Other Academic


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

Emma Hart
Other Academic


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

Charley Bowman
Other Academic


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

Steven Neshyba
Other Academic


I made my last professional flight 18 months ago

Susan Johnson
Other Academic


Improving the rail network can help

Jan M Stratil
Other Academic


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

Rebecca Willis
Other Academic


The cost of flying is artificially low

Laurence Kenney
Other Academic


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

Henner Busch
Other Academic


The academic world has a huge responsibility to speak up

Sara Rebecka Ivarsson
Other Academic


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

Carolin Schellhorn
Other Academic


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

Guy Finkill
Other Academic


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

Anne-Laure Ligozat
Other Academic


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

Es Tresidder
Other Academic


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

Carol Dollard
Other Academic


I do many virtual classroom lectures instead of flying to institutions

Meg Lowman
Other Academic


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

Emily Pawley
Other Academic


We have to live by the science we make

Cecilia Gustavsson
Other Academic


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

John Finnerty
Other Academic


I was waiting for an initiative like yours

Etienne Montet
Other Academic


I have started looking for railway alternatives to flights more often

Maarten Hillebrandt
Other Academic


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

Sasha Adkins
Other Academic


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

Guillaume Charrier
Other Academic


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

F Six
Other Academic


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

Anagnostis Agelarakis
Other Academic


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

Wouter van der Wijngaart
Other Academic


I makes me feel a lot better to live my beliefs

Nicole Rogers
Other Academic


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

Bastien Boussau
Other Academic


I feel increasingly uncomfortable with flying, for work and privately

Petra Verdonk
Other Academic


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

Jan Kolar
Other Academic


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

Laura Burgers
Other Academic


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

Miriam Keppner
Other Academic


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

Luca Nitschke
Other Academic


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

Yogi Hendlin
Other Academic


Many of my cohorts enjoy accumulating frequent flyer miles

Daniel Helfrich
Other Academic


Sometimes there are radical trailblazers that shine a light on a trail

Kate Pourshariati
Other Academic


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

Josephine Tröger
Other Academic


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

Kelly McClary
Other Academic


Conferences are in flashy places to attract scientists to participate

Hartmut Doebel
Other Academic


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

Rachael A Vaughan
Other Academic


“Less is more” should be the new credo

Maren Ingrid Kropfeld
Other Academic


The time has come for courageous decisions

François Lorrain
Other Academic


I am lobbying my colleagues to fly less

Julie Wheelwright
Other Academic


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

Leif Dahlberg
Other Academic


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

Tony Kettle
Other Academic


I like the feeling of being more responsible to future generations

Elaine Avila
Other Academic


It will mean missing my favourite conference & friends in 2021

Vincent Walsh
Other Academic


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

Verena Seufert
Other Academic


…it is meaningful to be living out my principles

Parke Wilde
Other Academic


Something had to give

Adam Aron
Other Academic


I flew over 5500 miles to present to 3 people

Kim Sheehan
Other Academic


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

Martin Schlaepfer
Other Academic


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

Nick Barton
Other Academic


Capitalism is waging a war against nature

David Klein
Other Academic


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

Michael Colgan
Other Academic


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

Pablo Donoso
Other Academic


We have a hard time imagining an alternative

Devin Judge-Lord
Other Academic


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

Geoff Lealand
Other Academic


We can change the smaller world around us

Dana Moree
Other Academic


The impacts of climate change suddenly seemed less remote

Karl Coplan
Other Academic


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

Airán Ródenas
Other Academic


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

Eileen Nicolle
Other Academic


A new technology-assisted virtual culture is needed urgently

Rupert Higham
Other Academic


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

Anne Burgevin
Other Academic


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

Harry Wels
Other Academic


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

Gerry Wolff
Other Academic


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

Paul Grogan
Other Academic


My discomfort of hypocrisy is greater than my career ambitions

Ee Ling Ng
Other Academic


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

Deb Morrison
Other Academic


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

Lily Dessau
Other Academic


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

Louis Dumas
Other Academic


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

Daniel Saudek
Other Academic


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

Nancy Langston
Other Academic


Doing something good does not cancel doing something bad

Marc Davidson
Other Academic


I’m worried about the future of our planet

Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup
Other Academic


I also rapidly discovered plenty of advantages of traveling by train

Clément Lafon Placette
Other Academic


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

Anna Leuschner
Other Academic


We need to accept this simple truth and get to work

Henrik Nordborg
Other Academic


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

Johan Zicola
Other Academic


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

Roel Baets
Other Academic


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

Claus Lamm
Other Academic


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

Catherine Rowett
Other Academic


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

Steve Melia
Other Academic


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

Chiara Rasi
Other Academic


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

Kyle Trenshaw
Other Academic


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

Tereza Stockelova
Other Academic


Flights often cost less than bus tickets

Niels Jobstvogt
Other Academic


We can also do virtual conferences

Regula Hänggli
Other Academic


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

Mary Rose
Other Academic


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

Tuuli Miinalainen
Other Academic


I commit to flying less and promoting carbon neutral conferences

Scott Daniel
Other Academic


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

Coralie Chevallier
Other Academic


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

Mike Page
Other Academic


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

Soeren Jeppesen
Other Academic


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

Leo van Kampenhout
Other Academic


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

Karen Hamann
Other Academic


Not flying has strengthened my love of the planet

Emma Palmer
Other Academic


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

Gunn Eliassen
Other Academic


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

Achim Michael Hasenberg
Other Academic


I have been deliberately NOT going to annual conferences

Ann Pobutsky
Other Academic


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

Frans Kamsteeg
Other Academic


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

Kasper Rosing
Other Academic


I feel much more at ease with my own conscience now

Wolmet Barendregt
Other Academic


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

Maria Meyer
Other Academic


My life is one step closer to matching what I say it ought to be

Byron Smith
Other Academic


We must shift the culture from where travel defines a career

James Boxall
Other Academic


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

Catherine Grant
Other Academic


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

Jeanine Pfeiffer
Other Academic


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

Stephen Hamilton
Other Academic


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

Damien Cartron
Other Academic


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

Angelica Lim
Other Academic


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

Lynda Gagne
Other Academic


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

Jens Friis Lund
Other Academic


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

Stephen Wood
Other Academic


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

Kate Jeffery
Other Academic


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

Joseph Nevins
Other Academic


I stopped flying 6 years ago

Gunnar Kvåle
Other Academic


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

Tom Calvert
Other Academic


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

Anaïs Tilquin
Other Academic


Reduced flying has helped me think broadly about my priorities

Heather Root
Other Academic


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

Stefanie Belohlavy
Other Academic


I have been talking about climate change for 15 years

Anthony Simpson
Other Academic


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

Royce Warren
Other Academic


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

Frederic Boone
Other Academic


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

Julian Carrey
Other Academic


Flying less is just necessary

Olivier Aznar
Other Academic


My kids are going to have to clean up this mess

Austin Minnich
Other Academic


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

Silvia Bunge
Other Academic


I choose my traveling by air much more carefully now

Pamela Speight
Other Academic


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

Tim Minshall
Other Academic


Can one’s example shift the culture?

Ian Christie
Other Academic


We cannot continue to fly and advocate tackling climate change

Noel Cass
Other Academic


After my first train journey I was hooked

Laura Hellsten
Other Academic


I don’t fly for personal use

Bruno Duchesne
Other Academic


We have a culture of rewarding thoughtless over-consumption

Susan Ellard
Other Academic


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

Ricardo Morte Ferrer
Other Academic


I understand the urgent need for radical, selfless sacrifice

Linda Peeno
Other Academic


Tons of questions I still have to answer!

Amandine Cornille
Other Academic


I’m starting to be understood by some colleagues

Pierre Guillon
Other Academic


Sometimes change comes too late

Lucy Dorey
Other Academic


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

Jean Chamel
Other Academic


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

Keith Schwab
Other Academic


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

Steve Austin
Other Academic


My last flight was on July, 6th, 2019

Rose Hiquet
Other Academic


I have initiated a conversation in my workplace about flying less

Karen Smith
Other Academic


Flying is “luxury” I can mostly live without

Ralph Ristenbatt
Other Academic


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

Greg Swift
Other Academic


Producing more carbon dioxide is the wrong way to go

Challa Kumar
Other Academic


There are plenty of places nearby that are good for vacations

John Pearse
Other Academic


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

Cara Lin Bridgman
Other Academic


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

Russ Poldrack
Other Academic


I use that time writing my presentation, reading literature

Richard Parncutt
Other Academic


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

Romuald Elie
Other Academic


I pledge to push for options at conferences to use webinars

Erica Cline
Other Academic


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

Ulrike Marx
Other Academic


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

Harriet Hulme
Other Academic


Most of my colleagues fly a lot and consider this normal

Sabine Gabrysch
Other Academic


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


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

Lorenz M. Hilty
Other Academic


Our scientific carbon footprint is a major issue for climate change

John Pierce
Other Academic


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

Dana Efrati Philip
Other Academic


Flying is a luxury thing

Francisco Vico
Other Academic


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

Claire Heffernan
Other Academic


We must fly less; I am flying less

Jorge Santos
Other Academic


It will help universities save paper, which will reduce deforestation

Iwuoha Emmanuel
Other Academic


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

Martin Kurdve
Other Academic


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

Michelle Ciurria
Other Academic


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

Andrew Wood
Other Academic


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

Anna Lindegren
Other Academic


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

Eric Burguiere
Other Academic


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

Joakim Crona
Other Academic


I love traveling but it can’t be justified

Chris Holland
Other Academic


I savor passing through so many places and landscape

Joshua Msika
Other Academic


I am strong enough to travel by train only

Susanne Stoll-Kleemann
Other Academic


Need to combine knowing with doing

Martin Hultman
Other Academic


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

Rupert Read
Other Academic


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

Ben Nunn
Other Academic


Whenever possible, I travel for long durations

Alexis Michaud
Other Academic


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

Moritz Koch
Other Academic


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

Philipp Gläser
Other Academic


As I love Nature, I think I need to reduce how much I fly

Juan Masello
Other Academic


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

Claire Wordley
Other Academic


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

Betsy Glenn
Other Academic


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

John Howard
Other Academic


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

Yoann Brûlé
Other Academic


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

Oula Silvennoinen
Other Academic


The train is now my transportation and my muse

Anneliese Schultz
Other Academic


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

Marta Strumińska-Kutra
Other Academic


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

Stéphane Lorrain
Other Academic


The responses by many colleagues are often quite encouraging

Markus Oehler
Other Academic


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

Bart Verspagen
Other Academic


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

Alex Baumann
Other Academic


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

Sam McClatchie
Other Academic


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

Mikko Valtonen
Other Academic


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

Martha Nathan MD
Other Academic


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

Waldemar de Rijk
Other Academic


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

Giuseppe Delmestri
Other Academic


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

Douglas Kellogg
Other Academic


I have grown increasingly reluctant to travel by air

Chris Crawford
Other Academic


We all need to raise awareness of alternatives to actual travel

Peter Cranie
Other Academic


Legitimation structures need to be understood and made visible

Maria Wolrath Söderberg
Other Academic


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

Ann Kolodziejski
Other Academic


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

Andrew Latham
Other Academic


Younger colleagues welcome someone who “walks the walk”

Julia Steinberger
Other Academic


It is flattering to be invited to speak abroad

Patrik Hagman
Other Academic


I travelled to Colombia on a cargo ship

Gianluca Grimalda
Other Academic


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

André Bryntesson
Other Academic


flying causes me cognitive dissonance verging almost into nausea

Barry McMullin
Other Academic


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

Werner Zollitsch
Other Academic


Justifying the extra expense to the university is a challenge

Jo Gibson
Other Academic


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

Joop van der Schee
Other Academic


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

Dan Stowell
Other Academic


I do not take flights within a country at all

Sean May
Other Academic


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

Gabriele Hadl
Other Academic