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Experiences on projects promoting sustainable lifestyles in Nordic countries

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Sustainable Consumption is a focus theme in the Environmental Action Plan 2009-2012 of the Nordic Council of Ministers. As stressed in the Plan, the Nordic countries form a joint market with the same product range and similar patterns of consumption. Hence, the countries can together contribute to developing environmentally adapted production meth-ods and stimulating the interaction between environmentally conscious consumptionand an environment oriented product range. This report presents 22 different projects, realized recently in the Nordic countries, that have promoted sustainable life styles.

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Projects promoting sustainable mobility

As this report stated in its framework chapter (chapter 4), roughly onefourth of a person’s environmental impact is related to mobility, specifically transport and travelling. Measured journeys include commuting and other everyday life mobility, as well as holiday and other recreational travelling. Journeys that are compulsory due to work tasks are not included in these measurements since these decisions are beyond the person’s individual authority. It is possible for a person to influence these other trips by choosing certain modes of travel and place of residence or holiday destination. This part of the study presents projects promoting sustainable lifestyles by focusing on mobility.

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