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Kahneman on decisions

As we have discussed, emissions are lifestyle, i.e. depend on our choices. Here's the Economics Nobel Laureate who says organizations should think of decisions like any other product (VIDEO) very interesting and applicable! (requires login, but its worth it!).

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The Next Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 Conference - Brussels

Save the date: The next sustainable lifestyles 2050 conference is on its way offering insights into research topics, existing promising practices in sustainability and more...The two-day conference…Continue

Started by Sarah Thorne Sep 12, 2012.

Sustainable living: Guardian Panal Discussion TODAY!

Sustainable Living: Today at 2pm (BMT) the Guardian is hosting a live discussion on "How to make sustainable living normal, easy and fun". Join the discussion and find out more here:…Continue

Started by Sarah Thorne Sep 12, 2012.

Apply today&see into your future: Spread iFuture online workshop

Reminder: See the future you - iFutureWe welcome you to apply for a unique process to see what your life could be like in 2050. We've done this already in Finland, Germany, Spain & Hungary and…Continue

Started by Outi Kuittinen Sep 3, 2012.

Open data for sustainability - Green Hackathon in Helsinki in September 2012

"We believe that open knowledge is an important part of a sustainable society. Much of the world’s sustainability data is not available in a useful form, but is trapped in propietary formats,…Continue

Started by Oskari Niitamo Aug 28, 2012.

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Comment by Carolina Caro Vidal on November 7, 2011 at 12:56pm


Good Morning to everyone, here a link where you can appreciate how the future technologies can help people to make and choose a more sustainable and productive way of living!

Comment by Carolina Caro Vidal on November 24, 2011 at 11:21am

Comment by Carolina Caro Vidal on November 24, 2011 at 11:23am


Good example of transforming human waste into resources and how this process can have a positive impact on sustainable development of the Haitian community. Enjoy!

Comment by Marco Mantovani on November 24, 2011 at 2:24pm

Very good!

Comment by Carolina Caro Vidal on December 1, 2011 at 5:18pm

A call for paticipation in "SUSTAINABLE ENERGY EUROPE AWARDS":

This annual competition launched by the European Commission in 2005 rewards best in class initiatives in sustainable energy and energy efficiency.

To participate your project must be ongoing , implemented by EU public or private actors and be able to show significant and measurable results. Your project can compete in one of the following categories:

Communicating, Consuming, Learning, Living and Travelling.

The deadline to send your application is 29th February 2012.

The award ceremony ceremony will take place in Brussels on 19th June 2012.

For more information: David Crous at

Greetings to all!

Comment by Sarah Thorne on June 20, 2012 at 3:08pm

Hello All,
check out this really interesting and informative booklet! Robert Billing, a software engineer with a taste for science fiction, speculates four tales on how the world may change over the next decade.

To read the stories click on the link below:



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SPREAD 2050 Conference: Catalyzing Action - Join in the discussion and influence the program!

Posted by Mari Orjasniemi on October 23, 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

The final conference of SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 will be held on November 26-27 2012 in Brussels.

The findings of the SPREAD 2050 project will be showcased and discussed during the two day conference. It is a possibility to hear the first hand results of the SPREAD 2050 project. Emphasis is on how the findings can be turned into action.

You have a chance to influence how the conference…



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