Practice what you preach, and preach what you practice

A few weeks ago we published a correspondence paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution pointing out how few academic conferences engage in sustainable practices. This week we put it all in perspective in the University of Queensland’s “Small Change Blog“. An excerpt from our blog post is below

We have all been urged to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions for decades, as a way of avoiding runaway climate change.

One way to do this is to reduce the amount we fly. Air travel is a major source of carbon emissions. Roundtrip flights from Sydney to London total 35,000 kilometers. This trip emits more carbon than the average Australian motorist emits from two and a half years’ worth of driving …

See more here for the full blog post.

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