After more than 15 years of absence, the night train connecting Brussels and Vienna returns. Twice a week, travelers can now travel in their sleep between the two capitals. It is only a modest start, but in both cities Stay Grounded members welcomed the new night train as a positive step towards a more climate friendly transport system. The first departing trains were celebrated directly on the platform by activists wearing pyjamas.
Protest took off against the project of Terminal 4 at Roissy Airport, Paris, France: Stay Grounded Member Non Au Terminal 4 interrupted a meeting on the project's public consultation organized by project developer ADP. The activists called for an alternative assembly of project opponents outside Airport's House of Environment which led to a walk-out of two thirds of the audience.
On Febuary 26, the Stay Grounded Network sent out an open letter to the President of the Maldives on behalf of its more than 100 global member organisations in solidarity with the Save Maldives citizen movement. It urges the recently elected President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to stop the ongoing and planned destruction of ecosystems and livelihoods for airport infrastructure - making the archipelago even more vulnerable to the climate crisis.
How anti-aviation activists in Germany faked the government of Hamburg and fooled the media to debunk the city’s myth of sustainability: A group of young anti-aviation activists in Germany came up with the idea to have a fictional government agency spell out the environmentally devastating truth of Hamburg’s aviation policy, usually sugarcoated in government documents.
Yesterday, October 3rd, two activists from Stay Grounded intervened in the opening of the European Aviation Summit in Vienna, discrediting the speach by EU Transport commissioner Violeta Bulc about the supposedly green future of aviation.