Make a Roadmap to Your Sustainable Lifestyle with the SUSLA APPS
SUSLA is a web application for measuring your lifestyle carbon and material footprints, and for helping you to build a roadmap to a more sustainable lifestyle. It's an online tool that was developed by all partners of Sustainable Lifestyle Accelerator and its beta version was published in 2021.
SUSLA is a web application for measuring your lifestyle carbon and material footprints, and for helping you to build a roadmap to a more sustainable lifestyle. Currently SUSLA is a beta version. Here's what you can do when using SUSLA:
1. Do the Footprinting Test
First you should do the Footprinting test. After answering the questions, you will get an estimate of your carbon and material footprint. The carbon footprint tells your impact on climate, whereas material footprint describes how much material resources are needed for your lifestyle.
2. Explore the Actions for reducing the footprint
After calculating your footprint, you see the actions available to you in the Action List. You may sort the actions according to the consumption domain or to the impact level. The actions consist of various small or bigger scale choices in everyday life that affect our footprints. For some actions, you must first specify to which extent you going to do it, before you can take the action to your roadmap.
3. Start Experimenting
You can choose if you want to test an action for 1, 2 or 3 months. The app shows you how many days are left in the experimenting phase. When your experiment period ends, you are asked how did you succeed with the experiment. If you managed to do the action, answer 'Yes', and the action will be listed as 'Done' and your footprint is reduced. If you were not able to do the action properly, click 'No', and the action is moved back to the Action List.
So far, the SUSLA app can be used by anyone of 7 countries that have been represented of The Sustainable Lifestyle Accelerator (Finland, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Mexico, and India). It could be adapted to more countries but this would require additional efforts.