How do you give up flying if your family lives on the other side of the world?

Teen activist Greta Thunberg has campaigned for reducing air travel, travelling to demonstrations and talks across the continent via train and coach. And the Flygfritt 2019 (No-fly 2019) initiative started by two Swedes aims to persuade 100,000 people in the country to give up flights for a year.

The campaign has garnered international interest and recent statistics show that in 2018, Swedes made fewer overseas trips than the previous year for the first time since the global financial crash in 2008. Around a third said that concern for…
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