Change my Organisation’s Travel Policy

You aren’t satisfied with the amount of flights and emissions produced at your university or workplace? You want to reduce air travel and “ground” your organisation? 

 

Here is how you can do it!

Infos to get you started

Take a look at and fill in our survey that shows you the most common travel policy measures and become part of our grounded community! A good next step is to have a look at our guides – one on travel policies and  one on how to start a group at your organisation:

Guide on Travel Policies and Campaign Toolkit

You are a student and want to build up a new group in your university?
You are a staff member or decision maker in your organisation and want to know how to best change your travel policy to be more climate friendly?
Then have a look at our guides which will help you to reach your goal step by step.

Webinars

Do you feel lost and don’t know where to start? Do you want to exchange experiences with other people engaged in changing travel policies?

Our webinars for organisations might help. See for example our webinars « Grounding Travel Policies in Organisations » (with a focus on academia) and « Virtually International », in which we discussed how virtual communication can help us to avoid business flights.

You can have a look at all our past webinars here. Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed about upcoming webinars, which you can also see in our calendar.

Other General Resources

The Travel Better Package by “Sustainability Exchange”, delivered by the Alliance for Sustainability in Education (EAUC), aims to support the reduction of air travel in the education sector. It contains:

  • A Questions & Answer tool addressing concerns individuals may have about reducing air travel
  • The Travel Better Pledge Template for individuals, departments or institutions
  • The Air Travel Justification Tool, which supports individuals in justifying/reflecting on attending events only accessible through flying

Prepare for landing: Practical tips on tracking, reporting and reducing business air travel emissions by the Stockholm Environment Institute

There are already hundreds of articles, studies and opinion pieces on the possibilities, obstacles and consequences of flying less for business trips – especially in academia. The experiences of universities provide many important lessons for other types of organisations, too. We highly recommend to have a look at the following resource collections, from which also this website could benefit (thank you very much!):

Resources on Organising Virtual Meetings and Conferences

Virtual meetings and conferences can be one important means to reduce air travel in organisations. In this section, we collect information that may help you to promote online communication in your organisation.

Find below some external resources that are useful to organise successful online conferences:

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