The Thoughtful Travel Pledge

The Thoughtful Travel Pledge

In collaboration with Fly Less and others we developed this petition/pledge with four elements, for four types of decision-makers. It addresses institutional and personal actions. We hope you will select all four elements, but if you select just some of them, we are happy to identify you accordingly on our list of supporters. We welcome support from anybody who self-identifies as “academic,” including faculty, students, and staff in a university or research institution.

Thank you for your advocacy on this important issue!

    Select all the elements you support.

    • to include all university-related flying in their environmental impact measurement;
    • to support virtual conferencing and low-carbon forms of transport for faculty, staff, and students;
    • to set ambitious goals for emissions reductions in line with the cuts suggested by climate science; and
    • to use their influence with professional associations and funders to reduce flying and promote alternatives to flying.

    • to report the environmental impact of their meetings;
    • to support virtual conferencing and low-carbon forms of transport for meetings;
    • to set ambitious goals for emissions reductions in line with the cuts suggested by climate science; and
    • to work with members to meet key professional objectives in ways that do not require flying.

    • to include all flying by grantees and staff in their environmental impact measurement;
    • to promote virtual meetings and low-carbon forms of transport for grantees and staff;
    • to set ambitious goals for emissions reductions in line with the cuts suggested by climate science; and
    • to use their influence with universities and professional associations to reduce flying.

    • to stop unnecessary flying;
    • to use virtual conferencing and lower-carbon transportation as alternatives to flying;
    • to promote fairness in emissions reductions by supporting steeper reductions for senior researchers and frequent flyers; and
    • to speak up with my peers in universities and professional associations for lower-carbon alternatives to flying.

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