Not Flying doesn't mean Not Travelling. Living Adventurously 48.
Anna Hughes is an author, environmental campaigner, cyclist and Director of Flight Free UK, a campaign set up to encourage people to fly less.
Anna Hughes is an author, environmental campaigner and cyclist. She has worked in behaviour change and sustainability for over a decade, and is currently Director of Flight Free UK, a campaign set up to encourage people to fly less. After a brief career as a teacher, Anna began working on behaviour change projects for sustainable transport charity Sustrans in 2009. She has since worked as a bicycle mechanic, cycling instructor and workshop leader. Anna lives on a canal boat near London.
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- Lives on a narrowboat on the River Lee
- Canal network - https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/canal-and-river-network
- Adventure came to me the same way it comes to many people - you read stories of other people but don't make that step yourself until you get a push.
- Always been excited that I can always get on my bike, go anywhere I choose, and make an adventure of it
- Sustrans - https://www.sustrans.org.uk/
- National Cycle Network - https://www.sustrans.org.uk/national-cycle-network
- Cycling round the UK - took 6 months of planning.
- 4000 miles round the coast of Britain, from Tower Bridge with the sea on your right.
- Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay on the old railway track - http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/whitby-to-robin-hoods-bay-on-the-cinder-track-cycle-route
- The sea has a different feel and different colour in different regions of the UK
- Loved the beaches just north of Aberdeen (as well as the to-be-expected favourite areas of the UK). Massive sand dunes
- Slow down and find the extraordinary in the ordinary
- Cycled round the UK, despite hating camping. "I didn't go on a camping trip, I went on a cycling trip."
- Still fits a pillow in her panniers
- Being a solo woman, people wanted to help her. You are less threatening as a woman.
- You really can just be an ordinary woman with an idea and the wherewithal to make it happen.
- Kate Rawles - https://www.outdoorphilosophy.co.uk/
- Emily Chappell - http://thatemilychappell.com/about/
- Sailing around Britain very different to cycling around Britain. Didn't really enjoy it and found it very hard. It wasn't her own adventure.
- Then We Sailed Away - John Ridgway
- Not flying does not mean not travelling. There are so many wonderful places accessible by train and boat
- It's about seeing what you can do, not what you can't do: getting there without flying can add to your experience. It's a geography lesson and a slow way of feeling your way through landscapes and cultures.
- A train that goes on a ferry - https://www.packthesuitcases.com/copenhagen-to-hamburg-train-ferry-adventure/
- I don't want to do something if it causes waste.
- The age of stupid movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZjsJdokC0s
- Just doing my own thing isn't enough - I need to influence behaviour change in other people as well
- Flightfree2020 - https://flightfree.co.uk
- Tom Allen on going flight free - https://tomallen.info/can-flight-free-living-and-adventure-travel-really-co-exist/
- Key things we can do to help the climate: stop flying; stop driving; plant-based diet; green energy; fast fashion
- Switch energy provider to Bulb. You'll get £50, and I will give £50 to FlightFree2020: www.bulb.me/alastairh3634
- Bam clothing - https://bambooclothing.co.uk/
- Anna has decided not to have children for climate reasons
- Population is an incredibly important subject when we are talking about climate change
- Individual action v System change - https://flightfree.co.uk/post/individual-action-vs-system-change/
- There is no tax on aviation fuel! Climate crime.
- By buying a plane ticket we are saying "I am OK with this - business as usual"
- New sleeper train from Prague to Croatia
- Sweden is more climate-alert. 9% drop in air travel last year.
- We as consumers can demonstrate to government the actions we want to see
- Offsetting doesn't lead to climate change behaviour. It gives us a licence to carry on our behaviour.
- CheatNeutral.com (archived site) - https://web.archive.org/web/20080517053651/http://cheatneutral.com/
- Look at your own carbon footprint and see what positive changes you can make
- Not flying can be a positive, empowering thing