"In Spain, where the crisis is hitting really hard, people rediscover swapping and bartering.
Well, not only people. Also SMEs need to save money and as long s it is getting more and more difficult to get a bank loan to make investments, SMEs…"
"Speaking with some friends I discovered this interesting car-sharing platform... Unfortunately just for Germany! http://www.tamyca.de/
They are able to rent their VW bus when they don't need it and other people can enjoy it!
How should we move around? What roles do cars, public transport, walking and cycling play in society? We must consider emissions and pollution, infrastructure, spatial planning, communities, new services and traveling for work and pleasure.See More
Have you ever asked yourself how to dispose correctly energy-efficient light bulbs? While looking for more information on the topic, I came across several pages stating that energy-efficient lighting could be harmful for our health and for the environment. Several arguments were supporting the thesis: the bulbs contain mercury, that is necessary to make them work but represents an hazard factor, and besides these lamps are generating an intense electromagnetic field. What do you think about it?See More
How do we build sustainability and quality of life through housing? This group considers design and construction, energy consumption, shared spaces, air quality, community initiatives, reduction of consumption and waste management.See More
Young Europeans with a fresh vision of a sustainable future are invited to participate in a video competition, with the opportunity to win cash and a trip to Copenhagen. The contest asks participants to submit a video on their vision for sustainable living in 20 years’ time. It is open to Europeans born in 1991, 1992 or 1993.Competition "Generation '92" has been organised by the European Environment Agency (EEA). It has been launched in 2012 to coincide with the UN Sustainable Development…See More
A unique opportunity to include the perspective of sustainable lifestyles into other vision work would be to share your views on how consumer technologies could help meeting the critical challenges of 2025. The latter is the objective of the “FutureScapes” project, conducted by SONY and Forum for the Future, a non-profit organization. It aims to outline what life will be like in 2025 and exploring the contribution of technology and entertainment for a better and more sustainable future. An open…See More
Hi everybody, I would like to ask you if somebody of you is cleaning his/her home in a more sustainable way and if you know a good web site where to find ideas to clean more sustainably!For examples, I experienced that vinegar is a really good product to clean the kitchen: it's really good against grease and dirt and it's also not toxic!Do you have any other suggestions?See More
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…