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
Boverket in Sweden has started a work on guiding and communicating about ecosystem services and nature based solutions in built up areas: in urban areas, cities and villages. The guidance will include comprehensive planning, detailed planning, building permits, construction and management of the built up area. The guidance is thus directed to different target groups, for example planners, builders, project developers, construction entrepreneurs and estate managers.
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.
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.
The Green Guide App by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Naturskyddsföreningen) presents useful information on consuming sustainably and on how to make environmentally conscious decisions via a mobile application. In the Green Guide, consumers can browse through various themes - the home, food, children, travel, clothes, work and the garden - and learn the essentials of being a green consumer. The advice is easily accessible in different situations and helps consumers to shift towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Information is seen as the basis of enabling consumer change. The app focuses predominantly on environmental issues.
Hallå Konsument – Hello Consumer is a Swedish national information service. It provides useful consumer information via one point of access using multiple channels, including web page, e-mail, Facebook, chat, Twitter and phone. It provides access to consumer advisors who answer consumers' questions related to purchases and provide information on consumer rights, personal finance and making sustainable choices. The service has been set up in collaboration with over 12 government agencies. It brings services provided by both government agencies and municipalities under one umbrella in an easily accessible manner. The service doesn't require the consumer to have any previous knowledge of what governmental agency is responsible for the information the consumer is looking for. The goal is to make it possible for consumers to easily access impartial information on consumer related issues through channels that are most convenient for the consumer, thus enabling making better choices.
Wild Sweden is an awarded ecotourism company that has worked for more than 10 years and with guests from more than 75 countries around the world. Wild Sweden aims to offer genuine nature experiences that support both wildlife conservation and sustainable local economic development. Wild Sweden takes its customers to see moose, wolves, brown bears, beavers, and wolverines in the Swedish wilderness. Wild Sweden's tours range from 5-hour excursions to 8-day trips and include accommodation, food, and transport. Wild Sweden works to sustain the environment and to show that wild animals are most valuable to societies when alive and in their natural habitats.
The city of Gothenburg has a comprehensive Climate Program, spanning 2050, where emissions, strategies and actions are connected. The city has also paved the way for calculations of consumption and carbon footprint of its citizens.
The program involves changing to renewable energy and reducing consumption of resource-intensive goods. It launched in 2014 and strongly builds on a number of earlier climate actions. The program also includes creating opportunities for the residents of Gothenburg to reduce their carbon footprint, e.g. by providing more efficient public transport, smart urban planning and supporting climate friendly activities e.g. urban farming.
Gothenburg aims to be one of the most progressive cities in the world in addressing climate change. The city wants to show its citizens that it is possible to lead a good life without contributing to climate change and is prepared to do this with major per capita investments for climate actions in order to reach the climate goals.
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 kind of food we eat is important for our health and well-being and also for the environment. One fourth of the climate impact of households comes from the food we eat or throw away. These are the reasons why the Swedish National Food Agency has produced new dietary guidelines and related promotional materials, which highlight how consumers can make healthy and eco-smart food choices in their daily lives. The aim is to encourage people to learn more about healthy and eco-smart food choices and how to minimize food waste.
The agency launched new dietary guidelines in 2015. The eco-smart dietary guidelines are based on extensive research and the dietary guidelines published by the Nordic Council of Ministers (Norden) in 2013. The agency works towards promoting healthy dietary habits, safe foods and fair practices in the food trade as well as promoting eco-smart food choices.
In October 2010 the City of Stockholm and Vattenfall joined forces to conduct a national procurement of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). A public procurement process of EVs and PHEVs, passenger cars and light trucks, was carried out in 2010–2011. An invitation was issued in 2010 and the interested parties worked together to define parameters for bidder qualification and the tender process. Renewed competition tendering is a new method not previously used in procurement agreements for vehicles. Minimum targets included the participation of 150 buying organisations, a total demand for 5000 vehicles and offers from 8 manufacturers. A two-year framework agreement was signed with six vehicle suppliers starting on 1 October 2011. Beside procurement the project had also other objectives: to increase the interest in EVs and introduce them to the Swedish market, collect data of their operation in different Swedish organisations and spread information.
1) A holistic approach: Anyone, anywhere, anytime
Solutions concerning food challenges often look at one aspect, eg hunger or obesity, climate or food waste. Intractable individually, these problems can be addressed holistically at community level. Food solutions start from our daily life.
2) A horizontal approach: Multi-stakeholder engagement
Community is a perfect platform for bringing food stakeholders together, since it is where lifestyles and behaviour are rooted and synergies can be obtained.
3) Behaviour change: Long-term impact
Global Action Plan International is a global leader in sustainable behaviour change. We incorporate behaviour change principles into all our programs. Longitudinal academic studies show that participants in our empowering programs tend to a) Try many new behaviours during the program, b) Keep most of those as ingrained habits, c) Introduce new sustainable habits long after the program has finished.
Stockholmshem collaborating since 2012 with Bee Urban who takes care of seven hives with nearly 250,000 bees. Bees in cities contributes to greener outdoor environments, more vegetation and more opportunities to grow vegetables and flowers in our neighborhoods.