Take the new Lifestyle Test and jump start a positive and sustainable life
2 October 2023
Our newly-launched Lifestyle Test will help you jump start a positive and sustainable life in your community. Available in local languages of our eight European pilot countries (Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, and Turkey) the free web app will encourage you to adopt positive, sustainable, and healthier life and help reduce your environmental impact. By taking the Lifestyle Test, you will see your daily impact on the environment and get inspired via tailored tips on lifestyle choices.
How to start? On the web app you will be guided through a quick, easy, and accurate test to determine your impact on the climate. Based on the test results, you will get tailored suggestions on your personal lifestyle choices. You can then build your own personal plan and see how your daily actions can have a positive impact on the planet and life!
Your answers and choices will then feed into an anonymous data pool that will help researchers and policymakers drive change across society. As let’s not forget – lifestyle choices must be enabled and made accessible and available via changes in policies, institutions, infrastructures, and business to move Europe towards its climate neutrality goal.
Here’s what Markus Terho, Project Lead of the PSLifestyle project and Project Director at Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, has to say about the Lifestyle Test: "We can all find our own way to live a positive and sustainable life. We are really excited to introduce a new Lifestyle Test that has been developed together with residents of eight European countries. Mitigating climate change is such a huge global challenge and everyone’s contribution is needed."
Markus Terho, alongside the PSLifestyle Marketing Lead, Jussi Nevanlinna, officially launched the Lifestyle Test at theWorld Resource Forum in Geneva. Via a keynote address, the two focused on "Rethinking Lifestyles: How to Inspire People in Europe to Move Towards Positive and Sustainable Lifestyles." By providing a live demonstration of the web app, they presented how the Lifestyle Test helps us better understand what motivates people to adjust and change their lifestyles, with the web app crafted to inspire this change and show possible future steps that can be taken to keep society moving towards a sustainable future.
The new Lifestyle Test is co-created by the PSLifestyle project and residents via a series of workshops hosted in the eight European countries. Through the Living Labs participants engaged with other locals in their communities, and were able to help design the Lifestyle Test by assessing its features for further improvements, including its functions and design as well as the country-specific lifestyle suggestions.
The PSLifestyle project is set to continue its path towards co-creating positive and sustainable lifestyles by initiating additional workshops in the selected countries during 2024. They will aim to collect local insights and innovative solutions on how to best deploy the Lifestyle Test throughout the EU as well as further identifying local and environmental needs.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101037342.