Stories

What makes people decide to take a flight free year? What is it like to be flight free? Here you can read stories of people who have signed up for the Flight Free 2021 campaign.

Do you want to share your story? By showing that you are prepared to take a flight free year, more people will follow. We would like to publish stories from people from all over the world to include as many perspectives as possible. Read our guidelines for stories here.

Katherine, USA
Katherine, USA
Considering the urgency of the climate crisis and the necessity to halt carbon emissions immediately for the sake of safeguarding biodiversity and our ecosystems, there is no need (or time) ... Read More
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Jonas, Slovenia
I pledge to be flight free for as long as the climate needs. Many people say that this is quite radical. For me it was the most pragmatic choice, once ... Read More
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Ida, Sweden
After I graduated I wanted to travel. However, I had just begun to understand the severity of the climate crisis and soon realised that I had to drop the idea ... Read More
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Gope, UK
I’ve always been conscious of climate issues but it wasn't until I saw Flight Free UK on BBC Breakfast in August 2019 that I realised the huge environmental impact of ... Read More
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Marcus, Sweden
For me, it is important to do what I can for the climate. For the future and in the present. I choose not to fly as it affects our world ... Read More
Josh, USA
Josh, USA
I pledge not flying in 2021 because not flying in 2020 made it far better than it would have been, just like 2019, 2018, 2017, and most of 2016, when ... Read More
Armelle, UK
Armelle, UK
I am taking the flight free pledge, and I won’t be flying at all in 2021. I like to think that my sustainability story started in a very dull and ... Read More
Daniel, UK
Daniel, UK
Growing up with a geography teacher for a dad, I was fortunate enough to do a lot of travelling as a child and I'm grateful for those experiences, even though ... Read More
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Rikard, Sweden
My name is Rikard Wärdig. I've been flight free since 2013 and will never fly again, neither privately nor for work. I therefore choose to join the campaign Flight Free ... Read More
Nathalie, Canada
Nathalie, Canada
For me, it all started 13 years ago, when I chose to take the train home from British Columbia to Montreal instead of flying. At the time, it wasn’t a ... Read More
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