Category: Blog

2020 should be the year of the non-flying academic

Science should play an exemplary role in society. Post-doc Cody Hochstenbach from UvA about why 2020 should be the year of the non-flying academic. And here are some additional sources to become a non-flying academic yourself: The Utrecht University has developed a map to indicate which destinations are perfect for train travel, and for which…
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TALES OF A NON-FLYING RESEARCHER

By Wolmet – Some people may wonder: Is it really possible to be a non-flying researcher? As I consider myself to be one, I will use this blogpost to tell you about my journey. At the end of the year 2000, I fully got aware about the massive impact flying has on climate change. We were…
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TRAIN-ING TO ITALY

As I am writing this, I just got off the bus from Osimo to Ancona. I am now in the train from Ancona to Milano, after which I will take the train to Basel. Then I will travel to Köln, and then to Utrecht. This is a beautiful train trail! It goes along the East…
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PLANNING FOR CONFERENCE TRIPS? MAKE IT GREENER

By Tanja Manders and Patrick Bek — “Planning for conference trips? Make it greener.” With this slogan we, a group of academics concerned about our carbon footprint, kicked off our Low Carbon Travel Initiative at Eindhoven University of Technology. This is a first step in making TU/e work travel more sustainable. This blog is a…
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