Flying Less Concordia Pledge

This pledge is aimed at professors and staff members of Concordia University who are committed to reducing their flying activities as a way to promote and contribute towards a low-carbon academic working culture.

Reduce

I will reduce my academic air travel, to attain the goal of living under my annual carbon budget (2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by 20301)

Promote

I will promote the flying less culture at Concordia University by sharing the need to reduce academic emissions and the solutions available across the University and beyond.

Prioritize

I will prioritize travel-free meetings and events by using available technologies, while responsibly assessing the academic benefit of long-distance travel.

Support

I will support academic activities and students’ initiatives that do not require flying. Instead, local research and excursions could be encouraged where possible.


References

1. Akenji, L., Lettenmeier, M., Koide, R., Toivio, V., & Amellina, A. (2019). 1.5-Degree Lifestyles: Targets and options for reducing lifestyle carbon footprints. Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Aalto University, and D-mat ltd. https://www.iges.or.jp/en/pub/15-degrees-lifestyles-2019/en


Sign the Flying Less Pledge

(Faculty and Staff Members ONLY)

Concordia students can show their support by signing here


Signatories

As of Sept. 02, 2021 we have the following signatories:

Sébastien Caquard, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Pascale Biron, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Pierre Gauthier, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Kevin Gould, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Peter Graham, LOYC, SCPA, EDUC

Emma Despland, Department of Biology

Joel Bothello, Department of Management (JMSB)

Sara Turner, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

James Grant, Department of Biology and Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability

Lea Popovic, Department of Mathematics

Amélie Daoust-Boisvert, Department of Journalism

Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, Department of Applied Human Sciences

Matt Soar, Department of Communications Studies

Elizabeth Miller, Department of Communications Studies

Cassandra Lamontagne, Office of Sustainability

Jochen Jaeger, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Norma Rantisi, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Amy Poteete, Department of Political Science

Annie Lalancette, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Jeannine-Marie St-Jacques, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Leonard Sklar, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Damon Matthews, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Yves Claveau, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Rebecca Tittler, Department of Biology, Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Jonathan Lessard, Department of Design and Computation Arts

Diane Poulin-Dubois, Department of Psychology

Donny Seto, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Alexandra Lesnikowki, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment