Environmentally responsible travel guidelines

BPA environment scheme badge
This badge can be used to show that a department or group have endorsed the BPA’s environmental guidelines.

We all know that philosophical thinking is improved when we get people together to share their ideas and to listen to each other, it’s why we hold workshops, conferences, seminars and colloquia. But we also know that getting a lot of people to travel across countries or continents is damaging the environment.

The BPA want to help minimise the environmental impact of our activities, and for that reason we’ve issued a set of Environment / Travel Guidelines which we hope that philosophy groups will take on board when they are planning their events. You can find the guidelines on our Policies page, where there’s also a list of the philosophical departments and groups who have already endorsed them.

If your department or group would like to sign-up to the scheme, please get in touch. If you’re in a department or society that hasn’t endorsed it, why not send a link to the scheme to your colleagues and discuss it? If you’re organising a workshop or conference, consider implementing some of our recommendations. And if you do, we’d like you to display the green badge on your event or group page, and help to spread the word further.

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