The campaign CITY CYCLING for sustainable mobility and bicycle promotion in German municipalities, initiated by Climate Alliance, went into the 2nd round! Nearly 1100 municipalities in Germany and thousands of local politicians, school classes, associations, companies and citizens took part again this year in order to make an important contribution to climate protection and to […]
Author: Felix Buchborn
On 11 July 1987, the Earth’s population exceeded 5 billion for the first time, according to the United Nations. Two years later, in 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) decided to declare the international World Population Day on that date in order to raise awareness of the challenges of a […]
SLA Pilot families reduce their Lifestyle Carbon Footprints up to 18%!
7 pilot families of Sant Cugat del Vallès achieve reducing their lifestyle carbon footprint in 13% average through the international Sustainable Lifestyle Accelerator Project! Between 6 and 18% of carbon emissions could be avoided by families through behavioural changes in their daily life in the areas of housing, nutrition, mobility, purchases and leisure activities. Within […]
German radio feature on Sustainable Lifestyles Accelerator
Finishing the first round of the project in Germany, our participant Renate Dobratz described her experiences in an exciting radio feature on SWR2 entitled “Precious resources – how we consume less”. Further details and the link to listen to the entire feature can be found here (only available in German).
Earth Overshoot Day
On 3 May 2019 the time had come – but no reason to celebrate! On this day the world population had consumed all regenerative resources for the entire calendar year 2019. At least if the entire world population had the same per capita resource consumption as Germany. To cap consumption, it would need 3 earths. […]
Roadmapping Workshop in Germany
A lifestyle with a maximum carbon footprint of three tonnes per person by 2030 – that is the goal that the eight pilot households in North Rhine-Westphalia are now working on! Those eight households participated the joint road mapping workshop at the Wuppertal Institut in the middle of January 2019. They developed first individual strategies […]