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Blue Sky Thinking: Fresh ideas to encourage us to fly less
When: 19:00 - 20:15, Wednesday 14 July 2021 Where: Zoom call, online This event is being organised by Greener Kirkcaldy This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.
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Flying less is a quick way to significantly reduce your carbon footprint, but it seems that giving up our regular flight for some overseas sunshine is a difficult ask for many of us - even getting the conversation going is a challenge!
At Greener Kirkcaldy's event, you will hear from guest speakers from Flight Free UK & Possible who are looking to change the way we travel and empower us to say no to flying. You will hear about their campaigns, find out how to get involved, and learn from their experiences of encouraging others to reduce their air-travel.
Anna Hughes, Director of Flight Free UK, will share her experiences of encouraging individuals to stay grounded for a year by signing their flight free pledge. The organisation began life in February 2019 inspired by the Swedish Flygfritt (flight free) movement, 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. The event's second speaker, Emma Kemp, is Campaigns Manager for Possible, who works across the UK supporting people and groups to do bold, beautiful things to tackle climate change. She will share the story of their Climate Perks initiative, which supports climate-conscious employers to offer paid 'journey days' to staff who travel on holiday by train, coach, or boat instead of flying - empowering them to act on their values.
The event will finish with a group discussion on flight reduction, how to encourage behaviour change, and will consider what will happen as Covid-19 travel restrictions are lifted. You will also have a chance to put your questions to the speakers.
The event is free but booking is required as places are limited. The event will take place online, via Zoom.