ABOUT

We Stay on the Ground (Vi håller oss på jorden) is a Swedish organisation that aims to spread awareness about the climate impact from flying and work for reduced air travel. We started the campaign Flight Free 2020, in which people pledge to stay on the ground next year – provided that 100,000 people from their country promise to do the same thing. The campaign is now run in many countries all over the world. Learn more here and follow us on Facebook and our Swedish Facebook-page.

Please contact Maja Rosén for further information: maja@westayontheground.org, +46707186858.


OUR MANIFESTO

People care
That most people keep flying on vacation despite the fact that we are in the middle of an acute climate crisis is not because they don’t care, it’s because we humans act as those around us. Most people would be prepared to fight to save the climate if they realised how serious the climate crisis is and the importance of their own actions. The great advantage with that we humans like to follow the crowd is that a change can happen fast if enough people start to act.

It is possible to talk about the climate 
We who have realised how serious the situation is must dare to speak about it. It is in everyone’s interest to save the climate, and in the future people will wonder why those who knew didn’t say anything. By asking questions and show understanding whilst clearly conveying the gravity it is possible to affect others. The starting point that everyone wants to do good and are just waiting to get started to save the climate is a good foundation for constructive conversations.

We are in an acute emergency
We are in the biggest emergency of humanity and must act accordingly to that. If a third world war had broken out, nobody would worry about what to do during their vacation. Everyone would be prepared to do what it takes to regain peace. If we are to succeed in avoiding a climate collapse, immediate and radical adaptation is required.