Go flight-free!

Going flight-free is not only one of the most effective ways to reduce your own emissions, it’s an important statement that shows people around you that you take the climate crisis seriously and are ready to do what it takes. This in turn will make more people realise the seriousness of the situation, which is essential if we are to achieve the necessary political change. We are strongly influenced by each other’s behaviour – which means that change can happen quickly.

Stefan Müller, Germany

Stefan Müller, Germany

As of August the 5th, 2019 I decided to not fly anymore. Not at all. No private flights, no business flights. Until it is possible to fly CO2 neutral. I stopped private flights in 2008 as it became increasingly clear ... Read More
Angela Deegan, Ireland

Angela Deegan, Ireland

At COP26, the UN Secretary General told us “Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread. We are still knocking on the door of climate catastrophe. It is time to go into emergency mode - or our chance of reaching ... Read More
Elisabeth Dimitras, Greece

Elisabeth Dimitras, Greece

I have pledged to stay flight free for as long as the climate needs out of respect for the environment. I started living a flight free life in 2019 and although I have missed traveling, I don’t regret it at ... Read More
Dan Castrigano, USA

Dan Castrigano, USA

I calculated my carbon footprint in 2019 and found that 85% of my footprint came from flying. That sealed the deal. October 6, 2019 was the last time I flew in an airplane. And I plan on never flying again ... Read More

Talk about aviation and the climate

Our starting point is that most people would be prepared to fight to solve the climate crisis if they realised the seriousness of it and the importance of their own actions. That’s why all of us who have already done so must also dare to talk about it. By talking about aviation and the climate with those around us, we can together reach many more people. Please join our campaign “Let’s talk aviation!” and find out more about how we can talk about this issue in a constructive way.

Questions?

Does it really matter if we as individuals give up flying? Shouldn’t we be dealing with China instead? And how will those who love to travel cope? Opting out of flying can feel like a big sacrifice and many thoughts tend to crop up. Read our answers to the 27 most frequently asked questions. If you have more questions, please contact us at info@westayontheground.org