The project aims to combine messages to tackle food waste, encourage healthy and sustainable eating and encourage food waste recycling via the innovative campaign 'Small Change Big Difference. The strategic approach is to test, learn and develop the most effective messages, style and behaviour change interventions through a series of 3 waves. The TRiFOCAL London project is funded by the EU LIFE programme and managed by a partnership between WRAP, LWARB and Groundwork London.
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Three reports in the TemaNord series showcase Nordic experiences in promoting SCP. Jointly the 50+ examples display a wide array of opportunities and actors that can deliver required change – including public and private sector actors, representatives from the research community, NGOs and city planners, as well as numerous other champions of change.
The three reports can be found individually at the links at the bottom of this page, or at: http://norden.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1177169&dswid=-3241
A summary of all three reports can be found here: http://norden.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1177169/ATTACHMENT01.pdf
The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offered a number of 2- and 3-day intensive and interactive onsite training classes focused on the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Criteria, and engaged tourism industry professionals around the world through expert presentations and discussions on sustainable tourism best practices for businesses and destinations.
The STTP, begining in 2017, offered online scheduled training classes led by GSTC trainers, available at least 4 times a year.
Norilia creates growth and profitability through sustainable utilization of side streams from the meat industry. The aim is to use all the parts of slaughtered animals in the most high-value and sustainable way. Norilia is responsible for production and sales of products such as hides, casings and animal feed, but also for high-end products based on technological innovations, e.g. proteins and amino-acids produced through enzymatic hydrolysis or new innovative products produced from eggshells.
Østensjøveien 27 (Ø27) in Oslo, Norway is the Norwegian headquarters of NCC. It is a spearhead sustainability project, constructed as a Passive House. It emphasises the use of climate-friendly building materials and integrates good bicycle parking. The office area covers 17,000 m2 over 6 floors. It has been certified “Excellent” by the BREEAM-NOR standard, the Norwegian adaption of the international sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings.
Lerøy Seafood Group and the Bellona Foundation have started Ocean Forest, a collaborative company to develop more sustainable seafood production and to reduce the environmental footprint of aquaculture. Ocean Forest combines research and development, innovation and implementation of new forms of biomass production in the sea. The goal is to develop products for food, feed, energy and raw materials for industry and agriculture. Ocean Forest cooperates with research and technology communities.
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is the official ecolabel of the Nordic countries. It was established in 1989 by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The purpose of this Ecolabel is to contribute to sustainable consumption and production, and the vision is “With the Nordic Ecolabel as a driving force make the Nordic countries a role model for a sustainable lifestyle”.
The Nordic Ecolabel is a voluntary, third party certified labeling scheme that evaluates a product's or service's impact on the environment throughout the whole product's life-cycle. The label guarantees among other things that climate requirements are taken into account, and that CO2 emissions are minimized.
By buying Nordic Swan Ecolabeled products and services consumers can contribute to a more sustainable environment. The label has been extremely successful and is very well known, with over 20 000 products labeled in total in the Nordic countries so far. 91 % of Nordic region consumers recognize the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
Sortere.no is a unique web based guide for consumers on waste separation and recycling. On Sortere.no consumers can search for information on how to sort and recycle thousands of products and find collection points in their municipality on a map.
Sortere.no is a database for sharing information about sorting and recycling nation-wide. With the help of municipalities, EPR (extended producer responsibility) companies, Waste Norway and various govern-mental institutions it is made sure that the information is correct and up to date. The collection of household waste varies quite a bit from one municipality to another, but on Sortere.no all Norwegians can find correct local information whether they are at home, visiting another part of the country, or if they have just moved to a new place.
Information from Sortere.no is very flexible and currently several forms of data exchange are available, e.g. APIs (application programming interface) and an adjustable iframe solution.
Matvett aims to reduce unnecessary food waste by collaborating with the food value chain and spreading consumer information. Matvett’s communication platform towards the consumer consists of:
• Web-based communication through matvett.no and social media in collaboration with others.
• Communication Materials: Brochures with “Matvett’s 10 tips” to reduce food waste by better planning and storing, “Leftover love” Cookbook.
• One-to-one communication to raise awareness and knowledge, with exhibition of the “Food waste table”, quiz and leftover food.
Matvett has successfully attracted the attention of the general public, politicians, media and private sector. Since the launch of the communication platform, consumer’s awareness about food waste as a problem and their own role in waste prevention has increased. The platform is operated by Matvett AS, a company, owned by the food sector and financed by the Norwegian government and food industry.
Lofoten Kajakk was the first company in Norway to become certified by Norwegian Ecotourism. The company's objective in applying for the ecotourism certificate was to work as a role model in order to avoid detrimental changes in the nature. The ecotourism quality label is valid for three years until the next recertification. For Lofoten Kajakk, acquiring the certificate required changes in the product portfolio as well as improvements to fuel consumption, energy efficiency and energy types used. Lofoten Kajakk offers sea kayaking tours and courses. The company’s service products have been developed from a sustainability viewpoint. Lofoten Kajakk’s goal is that whilst participating in the activities, their clients will learn new practices on how to minimize their environmental impact.
Destination Røros is an early adopter of sustainable tourism. It has been involved in setting the course for holistic thinking in Norwegian tourism. For the 3700 inhabitants World Heritage mining town Røros, sustainability is about protecting nature, culture and the environment while strengthening social values and ensuring economic viability. Through a holistic system, that evaluates, trains, and develops the destination and its members, Destination Røros continues to implement best practices within sustainable tourism. Destination Røros works with over 180 member organisations in order to encourage the cooperation of tourism and its development throughout the region in a sustainable manner. It has won global sustainable tourism awards such as Responsible Tourism Awards and the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Additionally, Røros has reached the National Geograpic World Legacy Awards Final.
Svanhild's Travels is a Norwegian learning concept for daycare children, which promotes understanding of nature and sustainable consumption habits and choices, through the use of storytelling. It includes teaching materials for daycare centers and interactive web- and mobile applications, which can be used by both daycare centers and preschool children and their parents.
In the concept, Svanhild, a well-known Norwegian storybook figure, is used to tell stories from which children can learn about sustainable consumption and nature in an inspiring and positive way. Attitudes toward the environment are created early, which is why preschool age children are especially targeted by the concept.
Svanhild's Travels is a learning concept developed by the Swan label, the Nordic eco-label. It is actively used by some daycare centers in Norway.
The Biophilia Educational Project is a program developed in Iceland, which uses music and creativity to spark children's interest in sciences and nature. The program includes teaching apps, games, animations, music and academic essays on science and nature. Creativity is used as a teaching and research tool, where music, technology and natural sciences are linked together cross-sectorally in a new, innovative way.
The concept builds on dynamic collaboration of academics, scientists, artists, teachers and students at all academic levels. It creates a platform for dialogue and debate, which encourages both personal and social development, thereby contributing to a sustainable society where new approaches are actively explored.
The project was developed by Björk Guðmundsdóttir, the City of Reykjavík and the University of Iceland. It was launched as part of Iceland´s 2014 presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers and is piloted in selected schools in the Nordic countries.
The Sustainable Backpack is a national initiative for Norwegian primary and secondary education, aimed at integrating education for sustainable development (ESD) into mainstream education. The goals of the Sustainable Backpack are to influence attitudes toward and improve proficiency in issues related to sustainable development among teachers and students. Education for sustainable development is supported by enabling networking between teachers, schools and teacher education experts, organizing teacher professional development (TPD) courses and by providing economic support to school projects. About 600 primary and secondary schools in Norway have participated in the program since the start in 2009. Annually some 150 schools participate.
Enova has launched a digital educational concept for teaching primary school students about energy. The focus in on learning about energy: What is energy; What can energy be used for; What are the different energy sources; What is the link between energy use and climate change and what are the consequences of climate change? The target group is teachers, who get a digital “toolbox” for implementing four (4) two-hour school lessons. The “toolbox” includes presentations, a film for each theme and different types of tasks for the students to do in class and at home. Time for these types of lessons has been allocated in the official curriculum in Norwegian schools. The primary focus of the concept is on schoolchildren aged from 9 to 12. The concept was launched in 2014 and the target is that all 3000 primary schools in Norway start using the toolbox.