Grounded Organisations

More and more organisations choose to stay grounded. Find here inspiring examples of universities and NGOs and concrete measures they implemented to reduce their air travel.

Find below the list of organisations that filled in our survey and indicated measures they (will) implement to stay grounded:

Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)

Type of organisation: University department

Implemented measures

  • Regular data collection and reporting of plane trips and their GHG emissions
  • Awareness raising about travel emissions within the organisation (info events, fact sheets,…)
  • Travel decision tree that requires to justify travel emissions
  • When planning events in Europe, consideration of their good reachability by ground-bound travelling for European guests
  • Ban or limit of flights to destinations which can be reached by ground-bound alternatives below a certain time (e.g. 6 hours)

Measures that will be implemented until January 2022

  • Virtual meeting facilities and learning platforms available and regularly used by all employees, technical support and training
  • Internal carbon prices that make plane trips more expensive within the organisation

Contact Person: Wim Carton

Website: http://lucsus.lu.se

Country: Sweden

Number of staff in your organisation (full-time equivalent): 40

Stay Grounded

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Type of organisation: NGO

Implemented measures

  • Ban of all flights for employees
  • No payment of flights by partners/experts etc.
  • Virtual meeting facilities and learning platforms available and regularly used by all employees, technical support and training
  • When planning events in Europe, consideration of their good reachability by ground-bound travelling for European guests
  • Organize “non-flight” events, calling for participants to join by grounded travel or online

Contact person: Magdalena Heuwieser; magdalena@stay-grounded.org

Website: https://stay-grounded.org

Country: Austria

Number of staff (full-time equivalent): 2,5