Flight Free 2020 je kampanja, ki sta jo leta 2018 na Švedskem začeli Maja Rosén and Lotta Hammar. Glavni cilj je povečati ozaveščenost o vplivih letenja na podnebne spremembe ter spodbuditi ljudi k akciji. V sklopu kampanje različni posamezniki sprejmejo zaobljubo, da prihodnje leto ne bodo leteli, če se za to odloči še 100.000 somišljenikov.
Flight Free 2020 predstavlja iniciativo, v okviru katere različni posamezniki skupaj prevzamemo odgovornost za škodljive vplive letalskega prometa na okolje. Na uspešnost dosega kampanje posredno kaže tudi podatek, da se je lani približno 23 % Švedov odreklo letenju prav zaradi vzrokov, ki so povezani z vplivom letalskega prometa na okolje. Kampanja pa ni omejena zgolj na Švedsko; podobne iniciative so namreč že vzniknile tudi v Veliki Britaniji, na Danskem, v Avstraliji, Belgiji, Franciji, Nemčiji, Kanadi, Peruju ter v ZDA.
Povezava: Flight Free International
The Flight Free Manifesto
Why do people keep flying on vacation despite the fact that we are in the middle of an acute climate crisis? It is not because they don’t care, but because we humans tend to act the same as those around us. However, most people would be prepared to fight to save the climate if they realised the seriousness of the situation and the importance of their own actions. This is where the human tendency to act like those around us becomes a great advantage. If enough people start to act, change can happen fast.
More people need to become aware of the severity of the climate crisis
It is up to those of us who have realised how serious the situation is to show with our actions what is required, and be bold enough to talk about it with others. It is in everyone’s best interests to solve the climate crisis. If we do not act, people in the future will wonder why those who knew about it did not do something.
We are in an acute emergency
We are in the biggest emergency of humanity and must act accordingly. If a third world war had broken out, nobody would worry about what to do during their vacation. Every effort would be focussed on regaining peace. If we are to succeed in avoiding climate collapse, immediate and radical action is required. Our Governments need to put in place a climate policy that is based on what the climate can handle, not on what we want it to handle.