BUILDING NARRATIVES OF SUSTAINABILITY
FUTURES LIFESTYLES PROJECT
BACKGROUND & RATIONALE
Young women by virtue of their gender and lived realities face various forms of socio-economic discrimination, violence and exclusion. There is an urgent to facilitate their decision making and agency, and empower them with tangible tools of change, social and economic which can enable them to stand up on their own two feet, breaking the cycle of discrimination and inter generational challenges.
LOW CARBON LIFESTYLES
COUNTERING CLIMATE CHANGE
As part of the United Nation’s Sustainable Lifestyle and Education Programme, Swechha in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan implemented a year long low carbon lifestyles project in India. The project aimed to collate country specific comprehensive lists of behaviour changes for a low carbon lifestyles options in terms of food, housing, mobility, manufacturing goods and leisure. The project conducted participatory research through citizen workshops and surveys in 6 cities spanning 5 domains. It also collected data to estimate the average carbon footprint of individuals. The project is now evaluating mitigation impacts if these lifestyle changes were adopted by the residents of India, giving policy recommendations and carrying out communication campaigns to encourage citizens to take actions.
Low Carbon Lifestyle Options Identified
Household Experiment Participants
We are always looking for young and enthusiastic minds that can help us create the change along with being the change. Whatever your passion, we always have opportunities for you along with endless cups of Chai!
SOME OF OUR
“Being part of this investigation drive and assessment for me
was a step towards being part of the change.”
“I believe I with my role in this workshop have been provided
with an insight into my own behavior and how this works with the environment
“A collaboration of such an extent impressive to me. I think
by being part of this research and workshop made me think about my lifestyle.“