Lifestyles: individual actions

A lifestyle is defined as “the way people live at a particular time and place” and it describes the various ways individuals relate with each other and with nature. This interaction can be translated into terms of consumption and production, where nature produces the conditions for inhabiting the planet whilst all living creatures consume these goods, mankind in particular.
Gaining an understanding of the basic production-consumption patterns that pave the way to our current ‘unsustainable state’ we can begin to map out the challenges we must overcome. The objective is to help the participants to connect basic sustainability concepts with practical approaches to supporting more sustainable lifestyles.
Sustainable lifestyles promote modes of living that are in harmony with the natural environment that also develop strong, socially cohesive communities. Sustainable living is the application of sustainability to choices and decisions that determine the way we live, in short our lifestyle.

A SMART Activity

The activity named: ‘ The World Upside Down’ is used during this module and it focuses on challenging assumptions. Every challenge has behind it a set of assumptions that seem so obvious that most people never even think about challenging them. In many cases, breakthroughs overturn assumptions. Challenging assumption is a great way to boost creative thinking and re-define the status quo.