Can you sum up what motivated you to sign the pledge?
I know that flying is the biggest single action that a person takes that contributes to changing the atmosphere. It is carbon emitted in the wrong place, in the atmosphere.
How long have you been aware of climate issues?
Since a Tornado hit my house in Birmingham in 2005
How often have you flown in the past?
Two long haul flights in my life. I promised the earth not to fly in 2005
Only around 50% of the UK population actually flies, but most of the flights we do take are for leisure. What do you think would be the most effective thing in reducing them?
Flights have to be rationed
How will being flight-free next year affect your life?
I will not promise to visit faraway places and confine myself to one continent, Europe, and most likely to these islands
Do you have any plans for holidays or travel?
Ireland by sea
Is it daunting or exciting to have taken the pledge?
It is confirming of my determination to take my responsibility to future seriously and act in accord with my understanding
What reaction do your friends and family have to you going flight free?
I do tell people quietly, without preaching too much
What might you do to influence others to go flight free in 2020?
Be an example and talk about journeys that do not involve flying