Flight Free UK began life in February 2019 inspired by the Swedish Flygfritt (flight free) movement. We run the Flight Free Pledge which asks people to stay grounded for a year in order to reduce their carbon footprint, re-discover the joys of overland travel, and begin to shift the social norm away from aviation.
Alan is a science teacher, swing dance teacher and tour guide based in London. He has recently been inspired to change his personal habits, and wants to encourage others to also make low-carbon choices. He is taking an environmental science course at the Open University and hopes to have a future in environmental education.
Amy is a BA Geography graduate based near Sheffield. After studying the climate crisis at university she felt compelled to make personal changes. Now, as a Flight Free UK intern, she hopes to use her knowledge and experience to support others in making sustainable choices too.
Anna has worked in the sustainable transport sector since 2008, mainly focussing on increasing cycling levels with children and families. A lifelong environmentalist, she made the decision to stop flying ten years ago and hopes the #FlightFree2021 campaign will inspire others to do the same.
Bertie is a recent MSc Environmental Policy and Management graduate currently living in London. Having written his dissertation on the future of air travel sustainability, he is keen to use the experiences gained from this to help engage people with the environmental issues related to flying.
Having studied a Geography BSc at university, Emily is aware of environmental issues and their consequences. Now living in Essex, she hopes to use her skills and knowledge from her degree to help educate and inspire others to work towards a more sustainable future.
Gemma has always been passionate about the environment and reducing her carbon footprint. She has in the past volunteered with the Eastern Region Green Party and is active at her workplace trying to embed sustainability. Gemma is passionate about the Flight Free UK campaign and helps us spread the word by developing our infographics.
Now based in Bristol with her family, Maggie has had many managerial roles at universities all over the UK. Her excellent writing skills, together with her passion for environmental issues, climate change communication and carbon footprinting, are put to good use as content generator for the blog.
Engaged with many environmental and social justice issues, Sunita frequently writes about sustainable living and is committed to developing conversations on climate change and responsible consumerism. She joined the team as an intern in 2020, and is now our social media officer.
Tamsin is studying History and Politics at the University of Nottingham. It was an ‘Environmental History’ module that sparked her desire to spread awareness about the steps everyone can take to protect our planet and live more sustainable lives.
Based near Manchester, Tom has experience in several behaviour change projects, from recycling to air pollution. With a family history in the aviation industry he is a passionate advocate of a fair transition towards a sustainable transport infrastructure. Tom puts his graphic design and GIS skills to good use helping with Flight Free UK’s visual communications.
Daniel is a freelance journalist writing ski, science, health and environmental features. He founded snowcarbon.co.uk to enable people to travel to ski resorts by train.
Natalie is an award-winning environmentalist, author, speaker and founder of City to Sea, a UK-based campaign to stop plastic pollution at source.
Cait has expertise in climate change, noise and air quality issues, particularly in relation to airport expansion and airspace change policy. Her dissertation for her M.A. in environmental philosophy focussed on the social justice implications of climate change.
Tim has over 30 years experience in the aviation and environment field and holds a degree in geography and transport planning. Tim chairs ICAO’s carbon calculator task force and previously co-led tasks related to the development of CORSIA, ICAO’s offsetting mechanism for international aviation.
Maja started the Flygfritt 2019 campaign in Sweden, asking 100,000 Swedes to take a flight free year. This led to the international Flight Free movement, which is active in several different countries around the world.