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Transforming current and shaping future generations’ lifestyles
Useful for policymakers and textile industry stakeholders wishing to quantify the benefits of the reuse and recycling of post-consumer textiles compared to incineration.
LCA-based comparisons of different pathways for post-consumer textiles with a range of fibre types. The pathways include reuse, various recycling options and incineration.
Of interest to policymaker and funders wishing to develop broad strategies for greening the value chain of textiles and fashion.
The Nordic Action Plan 'Well-dressed in a Green Environment' outlines a wide range of initiatives covering everything from green procurement, to supply chain mangement to design for circularity. Many of these have since been implemented.
Of interest to all stakeholders wondering whether the exports of used textiles to the African continent and other regions is good or bad for the environment and economy in the receiving countries.
Maps and tracks exports of 75 000 tonnes of used textiles from the Nordic region for processing and resale in other parts of the world. Assesses the environmental, social and economic benefits and risks and makes recommendations for mitigating negative consequences.
The Good Life Goals are meant to bridge the gap between the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable lifestyles movement and to inspire individuals to participate in the conversation and act on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their everyday lives. Read more at: https://www.goodlifegoals.org/
Of key interest to collectors of used textiles and policymakers looking for codes of conduct that ensure transparent and responsible textile collection and handling.
A comprehensive 3rd party certification system for collectors of used textiles was developed and piloted under this initiative.
Useful for policymakers, and organisations along the full value chain of post-consumer textiles.
Key considerations that should be taken when developing a circular textile strategy. Plus an overview of cutting edge recycling technologies, collection and sorting systems and the global markets for used textiles.
Useful for policymakers and researchers wishing to map flows of new and used textile flows as a first step in developing textile circularity policy.
Overview of new and used textiles in three Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland and Sweden) and first proposals for policy measures to reduce textile waste and increase circularity.
Of interest to policymakers and researchers/consultants faced with the task of developing waste prevention indicators and targets. Here the focus is on textiles, food, building and construction waste and WEEE but the method can be applied to other streams.
Formulation of a wide range of waste prevention targets for each waste stream. Selection of best-available and best-needed indicators that can be applied to monitor these targets.
Of interest to brands and start-ups looking to adopt circular business models, and policymakers interested in encouraging circularity.
A deep dive analysis of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) systems and green business models that increase product circularity in the textile and fashion sector. Plus policy packages proposals that would implement EPR and accelerate adoption of green business models.
The action plan adopted in March 2018 has 3 main objectives: (1) reorient capital flows towards sustainable investment, for sustainable and inclusive growth; (2) manage financial risks stemming from climate change, environmental and social issues; and (3) foster transparency and long-termism in financial activity.
Concretely, the action plan announces a taxonomy to define what is sustaible, EU labels for green financial products and more transparency for clients and corporations (reporting).
A new approach of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission through changing lifestyle toward water and electricity saving in urban households in Danang, Vietnam
The project aims to promote water and energy smart lifestyles as an effective strategy towards low carbon development. The project blends research, demonstration and education to motivate residents to act on climate change mitigation by leading a low-impact lifestyle.
This project aims at mobilizing music talents across the ten regions of Cameroon to develop creative and educational content in the form of music, with participants competing for the “Cameroon Green Music Award”. The objective here is to eventually influence lifestyles and contribute to environmental sustainability. The winner will be endorsed as a music ambassador for the environment, and will work with implementing partners to promote using music for the environment in Cameroon and beyond.
Food for Us: Capacity building through research, and trial of a cellular phone application, to reduce on- farm food waste and increase food redistribution in South Africa
This project involves the development and trial of a mobile phone application to trade surplus food from farms and develop a community of practice around the issue of food waste through transformative learning. Phase 1 of the project (funded by the UN's One Planet SLE fund) was trialed in the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces, with the intention to divert surplus crop that might otherwise be be discarded.
The project aims at upscaling and mainstreaming low-carbon sustainable consumption patterns and behavior amongst employees in offices and business premises. The project targets office employees in 3 areas: service providers, manufacturers and public organizations. The aim is to contribute to key consumption domains (energy, waste, water, chemicals, food), reduce environmental impacts and mitigate climate change in the office setting.
Upscaling Sound Food Waste Management Practices through Youth and Community Education in Schools and Institute of Higher Learning - Malaysia
The project aims to ignite the behavioural transition to responsible food consumption and preparation, reducing food waste, as well as improving source separation and composting of food waste. Activities include the development of tools and materials for responsible food consumption, preparation and waste management, which will eventually allow for replicability in the future. The project covers different target sectors such as households, schools, and the hospitality industry.
SCRIPT (Sustainable Consumption and Recycling Interventions for Paper and Textiles) for Reducing Urban Climate Footprints
The project aims to achieve sustainable usage of paper and textiles through awareness-raising and education on increasing the lifecycle of these materials. An operational framework for the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recover & Recycle) will be set up, together with micro-enterprises for paper and textile waste recycling, to ensure alternative livelihoods for women waste workers.
Our project’s focus is behaviour change of staff and guests in tourism. Crystal Creek Meadows of Kangaroo Valley NSW Australia invited a smart system which encourages behaviour change through technology and training. We have now expanded this initial test to include partners in Australia, Dubai and UK. The system involves tourist accommodation asking guests to participate in using fewer resources and to use the pro-environmental infrastructure of the building to best effect.
Continuing its legacy of creating sustainable green spaces, EEG organises an annual ‘For Our Emirates We Plant’ campaign that intertwines the waste management programme to the tree planting campaign.The 4 projects under this campaign are: ‘Your Can for a Tree’, ‘Neighbourhood Recycling’, ‘One Root One Communi-Tree’ and ‘Planting for a Greener Future. In 2016, the campaign was successful in planting 662 trees in the UAE.
The objective is to promote the use of energy-efficient technologies among the general public. This is done through education and capacity-building for teachers and students at basic and university level, as well as increasing the knowledge of decision and policy makers on the economic viability of energy-saving technologies.
An important vision of EEG is to bind together different sectors of the community to act as one, with a common goal of being good stewards of the environment. Thus, over the last 15 years, EEG has conducted the Clean UP UAE Campaign as a functional tool in promoting environmental protection campaigns nationally. EEG has utilised this concept strategically to create mass campaigns built on local practice, whilst targeting some of the local issues (water, waste and land pollution).
With an aim to re-orient the learning experience towards sustainable development, EEG organises an array of unique and diverse additional learning opportunities for the youth in the Middle East. For EEG, SDG 4–Ensuring inclusive and quality education for all-has been a core aspect in centralising a sustainable way of living. Thus, we offer the Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition (ICEPSC) as a prominent platform where undergraduate students in the Arab region can put forth the
Who pays the environmental price for Sweden's quality of life? Which product groups consumed in Sweden have the biggest environmental impacts, and where?
The PRINCE project, led by Statistics Sweden, is using a groundbreaking integration of MRIO modeling with national environmental accounts to develop indicators of consumption impacts along Sweden's global supply chains. Land-use change impacts, resources, emissions, chemicals footprint and more.
Learn more at www.prince-project.se.
Sustainable lifestyles among rural families in Zimbabwe: Small-scale conservation farming to change lifestyles in Africa and beyond
The objective is to promote sustainable farming, living and climate change adaptation in rural areas through capacity-building activities and the organization of self-support groups. The project will train farmers in nutrition (i.e. what foods they can eat and how food can be prepared differently) while also training them in how to grow additional crops.
The main objective is to raise awareness of consumerism and sustainability among educators and students of several municipal and state primary public schools, as well as their respective communities. The intended results are training courses for educators, reaching five municipal districts in five geographical regions: Belém, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Salvador and São Paulo.
While Sustainable Lifestyle and Education is in particular discussed at dedicated SCP and SDG conferences and other meetings with the corresponding experts and stakeholders, the topic needs to be injected in other dialogues as well. The WRF Secretariat has begun to integrate lifestyles and education elements in its annual events on sustainable resources management as well as in its dialogue on global raw material governance.
How emerging urban youth can be an engine for more low-carbon, sustainable lifestyles: Beginning in Bogota
This project aims at enhancing and harnessing a better understanding of low-carbon lifestyles at the city level. Emerging approaches will be tested in Bogota to catalyze action and create replicable urban models. The project adapts research to the Bogota context, working with local partners to build upon existing policy, initiatives and networks, as well as using a youth survey to identify how and what to effectively communicate.
The book, published in 2015, focuses on the challenges of the transition to responsible, sustainable lifestyles and examines developments over the last decade in relation to:
- the creation of awareness of consumer citizenship, civic involvement and environmental stewarship
- research, projects and publications on education for responsible living
- the creation and implementation of relevant teaching methods and materials
- policies on education for sustainable consumption and lifestyles
- global processes for education on sustainable development
The articles deal with topics related to policy support, institutional approaches, educators, young people, and local communities. They draw attention to successful initiatives and reflect upon what still needs to be done. The book also looks at the roles that central actors such as PERL (The Partnership for Education and research about Responsible Living) play in this process.
The book, published in 2012, focuses on responsible living as the individual`s contribution to sustainable Development. We belive that sustainable Development can only be achived if individual freedom and responsibilities are balanced on a high Level while taking social, ecological and economic needs into account. A crucial element to achieve this is to integrate different perspectives of stakeholders and co-create a joined approach through partnerships. While partnerships develop New opportunities for the stakeholders involved they also require a readiness for mutual understanding, respect and courage to co-create.
EEG has been collecting mobile phones for recycling since 2009. However, in 2016, it formally initiated Project Green Call to engage its student members to collect and deposit 15 mobile phones each for recycling during a period of one month. Once achieved, these student members are presented with a certificate of participation. In 2017, the Initiative ran on the special date of 17/5/17 – 17/16/17.
How urban youth can be an engine for achieving sustainable low carbon lifestyles: beginning in Bogota
The overall objective is to enhance and harness understanding on what are low-carbon sustainable lifestyle opportunities for urban citizens (youth) in Bogota; to facilitate their uptake and to feed into the urban policy context. For this, UN Environment and El Bosque University are working with university students in Bogota to develop a participatory process to reduce environmental impact in the city.