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Call on universities and professional associations to greatly reduce flying

This change.org petition urges universities and institutions of higher education to be leaders in cutting greenhouse gas emissions arising from flying and asks them to:

(a) include all university-related flying (whether directly paid by the university or by others) in their environmental impact measurement and goal-setting;

(b) to support and work to realize marked reductions in flying by faculty, staff, and students commensurate with the cuts suggested by climate science;

(c) to establish and publish short- and medium-term benchmarks for reductions; and

(d) to use their influence with professional associations to reduce reliance on flying for academic and research conferencing.

It also petitions academic professional associations:

(a) to measure and report the environmental impact of their conferences;

(b) to radically reduce the amount of flying needed for conferencing;

(c) to establish and publish short- and medium-term benchmarks for reductions; and

(d) to work with university-based members to meet key professional objectives in ways that do not require flying and that are sustainable.

If you want to sign on to the petition you can do so here.

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24 Jul 2016
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