Why Flight Free?

Aviation is the fastest growing contributor to greenhouse gas emissions at a time when we desperately need to reduce them.

Reducing our carbon footprints is vital in avoiding climate breakdown. There are lots of things we can do, like eating less meat, using renewable energy, or driving less. But did you know that just one flight can wipe out all those savings? Living sustainably whilst continuing to fly is impossible.

The good news is that reducing the amount you fly is the easiest way to make a meaningful reduction to your carbon footprint, and there are lots of alternative ways to travel. With the whole of Europe on our doorstep, we have so many holiday destinations to choose from, and going overland can be a much more enjoyable way to travel.

It’s also about changing norms. Choosing not to fly can have an impact that goes beyond just reducing our own emissions. If lots of us do this together, we will make it normal not to fly, and show politicians and industry that people are ready for change.

Across Europe, we are seeing a rise in low-carbon travel, as more and more people choose not to fly. Could you join them?

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Make the pledge to be flight free in 2020!