This project is analyzing and cataloguing key interventions to advance sustainable ways of living, as well as a collection of visions and futures scenarios of sustainable lifestyles. The project has two main components - (i) gathering current policies, instruments and frameworks that can support transitioning to future sustainable lifestyles through a call for submissions; and (ii) an analytical assessment of a collection of sustainable futures lifestyles visions and scenarios.
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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
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.
SRI builds capacity for sustainable recycling in developing countries with a focus on sustainable e-waste management. The programme addresses sustainability criteria in secondary resources management in developing countries and has developed guidance principles for inclusive recycling in a globale ISO process. Activities also include the development of basic data for the assessment of environmental life cycle performance for industrial activities.
The Urriðaholt (Urridaholt) urban master plan in Garðabær, Iceland covers an environmentally sensitive area, with a pristine lake and panoramic views. It is a walkable neighbourhood in a beautiful natural setting. Community participation was a key element in the preparation of the master plan. Special attention was given to the relationship between the urban character and the natural environment. SUDS and BREEAM Communities certification were introduced here for the first time in Iceland.
PuuMera is a construction concept that brought to life Europe’s largest wooden apartment building in Vantaa, Finland. PuuMera makes efficient use of renewable energy sources and materials, e.g., laminated timber structures. The carbon footprint of the building is less than half of an average equivalent residential building. This was achieved via choosing recycled, environmentally-friendly materials, as well as by using recycled glass, hemp concrete and untreated wood in parts of the facade.
Greenhouse Augustenborg in Malmö, Sweden, is a showcase construction and refurbishment project within sustainable city development, and an integral step in the greening of the Augustenborg area itself. The holistic approach to the design aims to reduce the residents’ ecological footprint. The building is, for example, equipped with greenhouses on the roof and large balconies with special cultivation areas. The building contains 56 apartments in total. The project was realised by NCC.
EEG launched the Environmental Drawing Competition in 2004 to encourage young students to think about the world and its environmental concerns. With the planet undergoing acute environmental degradation, it is but imperative that the youth be motivated to recognise issues, express themselves and find solutions, while raising awareness about the same. The Environmental Drawing Competition offers two topics that are aimed at the following age groups: 6-8 years and 9-11 years.
The «Miniguide til DGNB for byområder« is a comprehensive yet simple and practical guidance for all actors engaged in city area development. It embeds a holistic approach and centers around the three focus areas of sustainable development: economical, environmental and social. Danish industry supports it, and it is a fruitful example of advancing and promoting sustainability, catering to the full range of participants in area development. Apart from guidance, it is also a certification system.
The Soul of Nørrebro is an integrated urban design and climate adaptation project for Hans Tavsens Park and Korsgade in Nørrebro, Copenhagen. The project solves problems with extreme precipitation events (cloudbursts) and rainwater management, by collecting,diverting, and later cleansing rainwater by the city’s nature biotopes. The project builds on the area’s existing qualities and the unique local context, combining nature, local community and relevant cloudburst solutions to benefit the area.
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.
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.
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.
The MATE (Market access and territorial empowerment) project aims to work with rural communities within the Atlantic Forest Ecoregion of Paraguay to improve the livelihoods and quality of life of the rural poor, and to increase the communities’ resilience to climate change.