Can your choices contribute to a sustainable future?
Do you know how you can help build a more sustainable world?
What changes will you commit to making in your daily life in order to ensure your quality of life?

“in action for a Sustainable Life!” 

 

Join in the action today for a more sustainable life and
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Food

Food is necessary for life. It is an important part of our cultural identity and plays an important role in the economy. People know that the food they eat is an important factor that impacts their health. What is less known is the effect the production and consumption of food has on global resources.

Many current food production systems are compromising the Earth’s ability to produce food in the future.

What can we do?

  • We can obtain better technical knowledge regarding the environmental impact of food
  • We can encourage sustainable food production
  • We can promote sustainable food production
  • We can reduce waste and food loss
  • We can improve the coherence of food policy.

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Wellbeing

There are encouraging signs indicating that society has started to comprehend the impact of its citizens’ daily choices and incorporate sustainability into their daily lives.

Each of us has our own lifestyle. Nevertheless, this lifestyle can be influenced and can change.

What can we do?

  • We can promote our health and wellbeing
  • We can become actively involved in our communities
  • We can choose to carpool or use public transport
  • We can try to comprehend the values of young people and our multicultural society
  • We can choose alternative, lower-impact forms of tourism
  • We can reuse & repair
  • We can recycle and reduce the use of plastic in our daily life
  • We can add nature to our life (eco-activities, urban gardening, etc.)

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Consumption

The way we produce, use, and dispose of goods is unsustainable and is rapidly destroying our planet’s natural resources. However, our quality of life, prosperity, and economic growth depend on living within ecological thresholds. Governments, businesses, and individual citizens must take action to create more viable societies.

If people around the world lived a more “European” lifestyle, we would need the resources of two and a half planets to support them.

What can we do?

  • We can improve the energy and environmental performance of products
  • We can create demand for better products and better choices for consumers
  • We can show preference for eco-labelled products
  • We can develop ecological innovation
  • We can reduce overproduction
  • We can choose “smarter” consumer behaviour
  • We can promote sustainable-product markets globally.

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Fashion & Beauty

Sustainable fashion and sustainability in the beauty industry are contemporary issues that concern the process of promoting change in the products and industries in order to protect the environment and promote social justice.

Sustainability in fashion & beauty concerns more than just businesses or products. It includes the management of an entire system that deals with interdependent social, cultural, ecological, and financial systems. It also means changing the perspective of many interested users. Therefore, it is the responsibility of citizens, as well as of the public and private sector.

What can we do?

  • We can replace environmentally harmful textile fibres with options that are less harmful
  • We can reduce the volume of products consumed
  • We can use environmentally friendly products
  • We can select ecologically & ethically produced products
  • We can reuse/recycle clothes.

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Building

Sustainable building refers to both the structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and efficient from a resource perspective for the entire life cycle of a building: planning, construction, demolition.

Although new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices, the aim of eco-buildings is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment.

What can we do?

  • We can use energy, water, and other resources effectively during the construction of a building
  • We can protect the health of residents and improve worker productivity
  • We can reduce waste, pollution, and environmental degradation
  • We can select ecological materials/techniques during building construction
  • We can introduce alternative management of demolition debris

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Technology

In order to protect the environment and make industry more competitive, we need technologies that use resources more efficiently.

Although technology has played an important role in the creation of the problems we are dealing with, it can also play an important role in solving them.

What can we do?

  • We can develop technologies that do not harm the environment and do not deplete natural resources
  • We can choose products with labels indicating that they are environmentally friendly
  • We can use smart products that meet the highest energy consumption standards
  • We can promote small-scale, decentralised, energy efficient, environmentally friendly and localised technology applications.

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Transport

Sustainable mobility and sustainable transportation of people and goods in the urban and peri-urban environment.

For there to be sustainable mobility, modern cities must abandon the model supported by cars and turn to Public Transport, bicycles, and pedestrians.

What can we do?

  • We can improve fuel performance. We can measure and control vehicle emissions
  • We can replace fossil fuels in transportation with alternative solutions, such as renewable energy
  • We can reshape urban road environments
  • We can develop policies that promote sustainable mobility on a city planning, traffic, and environmental level
  • We can inform citizens
  • We can choose eco-friendly transportation.

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Circular economy

The transition towards a circular economy model is required for resource efficiency and for growth that is smarter, without exclusions. Adopting a zero-waste lifestyle is one of the most sustainable ways of life.

Transitioning to a more cyclical economy requires changes in all value chains.

What can we do?

  • We can develop product designs and new business and market models
  • We can transform waste into resources
  • We can promote technologically innovative solutions & policies
  • We can cultivate new forms of consumer behaviour. We do not buy what we do not need
  • We reduce what we use, especially if we do not use it
  • We use and reuse everything we have, until it no longer works, we do not throw things away if they are no longer in fashion
  • We recycle only when all other options have been explored.

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