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Lifestyle 2.0

The economic crisis that we are experiencing in Europe has brought to the forefront numerous issues, particularly with regard to standards of living or present attitudes towards the environment, food waste, poverty, culture, etc. Many people are coming to realise that some of our most “common” practices are in fact unsustainable and damaging to local environments, in all contexts (social, ecological, economic, etc.).

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As a result, communities across Europe are taking the initiative and undergoing - major and minor – lifestyle changes, whereby new, more sustainable approaches to everyday living are replacing processes that are harming society. Throughout the continent, local movements are emerging in what could be described as a case of “out with the old, and in with the new!”

In this particular section, we can see a diversity of ways in which civil society, with or without the aid of public authorities, is working to create once more a lifestyle that fosters environments that are healthy, community-oriented, participative, diverse, and much more besides.

Below are listed the different examples of ACTIONS (in orange) and POLICIES (in green) that work towards building a Lifestyle 2.0.

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Reimagining public spaces

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KoMit - Allotment Gardeners

Auteur : Malou WEIRICH - Publié le : 2013-10-02 14:48 -
Réinsertion sociale

The Austrian Federation of Allotment Gardeners and the association KoMit cooperate for the benefit of disabled people

De Hoeve Allotment gardens

Auteur : Marieke De Boe - Publié le : 2013-10-02 14:46 -
Réinsertion sociale

Belgium: The members of the allotment gardens and their efforts to help people get back on the job market.

Jogos de Rua (“Street Games”)

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-27 13:38 -

The Street Games project ("Jogos de Rua"), developed in Lisbon's Prodac neighbourhood, highlights the importance of urban space, large or small, as a source of unity among diverse cultures, social classes and generations.

Projecto A Linha

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-26 13:42 -

To revitalise and energise Alfama and its communities, the A Linha project aims to develop levels of understanding and interaction as well as to create gardens and cultivation, organising shows and cultural activities that promote gastronomy, commerce, sport and leisure.

Cozinha Popular da Mouraria

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-26 10:36 -

Cozinha Popular ("People's Kitchen") da Mouraria is a social project designed to revitalise the multicultural community of Mouraria in Lisbon, promoting the sharing of experiences, building community and providing employment and access to food for those in need.

Allotments and their support to young people

Auteur : Malou Weirich/Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-08-22 09:09 -

Cold Barn farm is a centre for youth activity, which is dedicated to children and young people and making a difference in their lives. The allotment project started in 2006 when a group of young people showed an interest in growing their own vegetables.

The Bern allotment gardeners and their multicultural engagement

Auteur : Malou Weirich/Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-08-22 08:12 -

The Schweizer Familiengärtnerverband (Swiss leisure garden federation) today unifies approximately 375 leisure garden sites. In order to stimulate the co-operation with the associations and the members, the federation was divided into different regions, Bern among them.

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The Pocket Parks Programme

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-06-10 09:46 -

Pocket parks are part of the Mayor of London’s 'Great Outdoors' - the programme to improve streets, squares, parks, and canal and riverside spaces across London. The Pocket Parks initiative aims to deliver 100 new or enhanced pocket parks throughout the city.

Programme Main Verte

Auteur : Anne-Iris Romens - Publié le : 2013-06-06 09:25 -

The City of Paris has implemented a programme to support the creation and development of community gardens.

Creative Limerick - Connect to the Grid

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-05-22 10:03 -

Creative Limerick - Connect to the Grid, is coordinated by the Economic Development Department (at Limerick City Council) in partnership with the third level colleges, creative industries, commercial property owners and their agents operating in Limerick City. This project seeks to enhance vibrancy and active frontages in Limerick City Centre and to provide active uses for vacant properties while promoting the work of the Creative Industries in our region.

Cultivation and production on all terrain

Auteur : Anne-Iris Romens/ Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-05-15 08:06 -
Consumption

Particularly in the context of the present economic climate, initiatives are emerging in communities across Europe that involve the planting of any suitable piece of land and sharing the produce grown. The benefits of these kinds of movements are multi-fold.

Going back to the local

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Free walking tours

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-05-27 12:57 -

Based on the notion that when regular tour-guides get paid regardless of their performance, they might not deliver a top quality tour, free walking tours are purely based on the local’s love for his or her city and the interest in sharing knowledge with visitors.

LETS

Auteur : Lorna - Publié le : 2013-05-23 09:14 -

Local Exchange Trading Systems

Time Banks

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-05-23 09:05 -

Time banking is a means of exchange in a community, where time, not money, is the principal currency.

Allotment and community gardens

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-05-16 15:16 -

Community gardens showcase how a community, with sufficient will, knowledge and other resources, can come together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, thus changing the narrative of food in the surrounding areas as well as promoting healthier and more communal environments.

Allotment gardens are different as every gardener has his individual plot and the sites are created on leased land or land put at the disposal of the associations. Agreements/contracts regulate the relations with the landowner. Very often there exist allotment garden zones in the urban planning scheme.

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Alternative social economies

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Projecto Fruta Feia

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-26 14:11 -

Projecto Fruta Feia ("Ugly Fruit") aims to minimise the social and environmental impact of food waste. The idea is to channel all rejected fruit and vegetable products to consumers that do not judge the quality of the product solely on appearances.

Cozinha Popular da Mouraria

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-26 10:36 -

Cozinha Popular ("People's Kitchen") da Mouraria is a social project designed to revitalise the multicultural community of Mouraria in Lisbon, promoting the sharing of experiences, building community and providing employment and access to food for those in need.

Promotion of social economy and social enterprises

Auteur : Maria Jeliazkova - Publié le : 2013-08-14 12:46 -

The aim of the initiative (and the associated project) is to establish a configuration of social actors to support the creation and adoption of an adequate legal framework for the development of the social economy and social enterprises in the country.

Social Training - Professional Centre

Auteur : Maria Jeliazkova - Publié le : 2013-08-13 09:37 -

Improving the livelihood and social status of vulnerable people by establishing a social enterprise: the project aims to establish and develop a municipally-supported social enterprise in order to provide secured employment of disadvantaged people in Dimitrovgrad, thus improving their quality of life.

Bandabaratta ("Barter Gang"), informal group

Auteur : David Rinaldi - Publié le : 2013-08-02 13:01 -

To avoid wasting goods and products by spreading the practice of bartering and promoting the growth of a network of barterers, craft workers and artists who focus their activity on the re-use of materials, and of local producers who place a premium on high-quality goods with due regard for the environment.

ViviBalon Flea Market

Auteur : Alessandra Sciurba - Publié le : 2013-07-31 14:50 -

Based on principles of solidarity and sharing: organisation and management of an old, important flea market that is run by a cultural association composed of Italian, migrant and Roma workers (about 300).

BikeSurfBerlin

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-06-25 08:17 -

Project to promote cycling among all those visiting Berlin without the rental fees. "Two wheels good, free wheels better!"

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Promoting healthier environments

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Jogos de Rua (“Street Games”)

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-27 13:38 -

The Street Games project ("Jogos de Rua"), developed in Lisbon's Prodac neighbourhood, highlights the importance of urban space, large or small, as a source of unity among diverse cultures, social classes and generations.

Projecto Fruta Feia

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-26 14:11 -

Projecto Fruta Feia ("Ugly Fruit") aims to minimise the social and environmental impact of food waste. The idea is to channel all rejected fruit and vegetable products to consumers that do not judge the quality of the product solely on appearances.

Projecto A Linha

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-26 13:42 -

To revitalise and energise Alfama and its communities, the A Linha project aims to develop levels of understanding and interaction as well as to create gardens and cultivation, organising shows and cultural activities that promote gastronomy, commerce, sport and leisure.

Cozinha Popular da Mouraria

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-26 10:36 -

Cozinha Popular ("People's Kitchen") da Mouraria is a social project designed to revitalise the multicultural community of Mouraria in Lisbon, promoting the sharing of experiences, building community and providing employment and access to food for those in need.

Allotments and their support to young people

Auteur : Malou Weirich/Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-08-22 09:09 -

Cold Barn farm is a centre for youth activity, which is dedicated to children and young people and making a difference in their lives. The allotment project started in 2006 when a group of young people showed an interest in growing their own vegetables.

The Bern allotment gardeners and their multicultural engagement

Auteur : Malou Weirich/Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-08-22 08:12 -

The Schweizer Familiengärtnerverband (Swiss leisure garden federation) today unifies approximately 375 leisure garden sites. In order to stimulate the co-operation with the associations and the members, the federation was divided into different regions, Bern among them.

Germany: Good neighbours!

Auteur : Malou Weirich / Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-08-21 13:12 -

Successful collaboration between an allotment garden association and a local elderly persons’ home.

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Cycle to Work Scheme

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-07-11 08:09 -

Cycle to Work is a tax incentive aimed at encouraging employees to cycle to work, thereby reducing air pollution and improving their health.

Container deposit legislation

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-06-20 15:58 -

Container-deposit legislation (CDL) is any law that requires collection of a monetary deposit on soft-drink, juice, milk, water, alcoholic-beverage, and/or other containers at the point of sale.

Free hens

Auteur : Anne-Iris - Publié le : 2013-06-06 15:03 -

City halls are distributing free hens to their residents not only to provide them with eggs, but also to reduce waste.

Programme Main Verte

Auteur : Anne-Iris Romens - Publié le : 2013-06-06 09:25 -

The City of Paris has implemented a programme to support the creation and development of community gardens.

Cultivation and production on all terrain

Auteur : Anne-Iris Romens/ Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-05-15 08:06 -
Consumption

Particularly in the context of the present economic climate, initiatives are emerging in communities across Europe that involve the planting of any suitable piece of land and sharing the produce grown. The benefits of these kinds of movements are multi-fold.

Do / Grow it yourself

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Jogos de Rua (“Street Games”)

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-27 13:38 -

The Street Games project ("Jogos de Rua"), developed in Lisbon's Prodac neighbourhood, highlights the importance of urban space, large or small, as a source of unity among diverse cultures, social classes and generations.

Freeganism

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman/Louise Hain - Publié le : 2013-05-23 15:44 -

Freegans practice environmentalism that actively promotes "reclaiming, recovering, repairing and recycling."

DIY and GIY movements

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-05-23 09:41 -

As people in Europe become more conscious about issues relating to waste, the environment, job security or financial insecurity, the DIY ("do it yourself") or GIY ("grow it yourself") movements have come to offer an alternative to modern consumer culture's emphasis on having to rely on others (industrial bodies, for instance) to satisfy needs.

Community gardens

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-05-17 09:21 -

Community gardens provide fresh produce and plants as well as satisfying labour, neighbourhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment. They are publicly functioning in terms of ownership, access, and management, as well as typically owned in trust by local governments or not-for-profit associations.

Self-constructed communities

Auteur : Anne-Iris Romens - Publié le : 2013-05-15 13:09 -

Self-construction can be part of a community project where the members of a community help one in each other to build their own houses

Start a Repair Café

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-04-19 12:57 -

THE REPAIR CAFE CONCEPT IS SPREADING AROUND THE WORLD!

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they're all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera.You will also find repair specialists such as electricians, seamstresses, carpenters and bicycle mechanics. Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café.

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Consuming less, sharing more

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Bandabaratta ("Barter Gang"), informal group

Auteur : David Rinaldi - Publié le : 2013-08-02 13:01 -

To avoid wasting goods and products by spreading the practice of bartering and promoting the growth of a network of barterers, craft workers and artists who focus their activity on the re-use of materials, and of local producers who place a premium on high-quality goods with due regard for the environment.

ViviBalon Flea Market

Auteur : Alessandra Sciurba - Publié le : 2013-07-31 14:50 -

Based on principles of solidarity and sharing: organisation and management of an old, important flea market that is run by a cultural association composed of Italian, migrant and Roma workers (about 300).

Associazione Culturale Rete ONU

Auteur : Alessandra Sciurba - Publié le : 2013-07-31 13:38 -

Rete Onu is a network of profit and non-profit associations working within the field of reuse in Italy. Its aim is to represent the main actors of reuse and flea markets, and to promote the sector in a way that builds job opportunities within a framework of positive environmental impact and social inclusion

ENERCOOP 

Auteur : Stéphanie Lacomblez / Anne-Iris Romens - Publié le : 2013-07-15 10:22 -

Fournisseur d'électricité 100% renouvelable  - 100% renewable electricity supplier

Sharing a place to stay

Auteur : Anne-Iris Romens - Publié le : 2013-05-27 09:16 -

Worldwide, a variety of on-line platforms have been developed to facilitate the hosting of persons.

Freeganism

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman/Louise Hain - Publié le : 2013-05-23 15:44 -

Freegans practice environmentalism that actively promotes "reclaiming, recovering, repairing and recycling."

Online sharing communities

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman/ Louise Hain - Publié le : 2013-05-23 14:39 -

Online sharing communities are emerging all over the world to create links between people. The different platforms and groups offer alternative forms of consumption, where people are renting, lending and even sharing goods instead of buying them. It is not only material products that are being exchanged; people are also offering their knowledge, skills and time.

Food/Consumer co-ops

Auteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-05-22 14:15 -

A food co-operative or food co-op is a food distribution outlet organised as a co-operative. Food co-operatives are usually consumers' co-operatives where the decisions regarding the production and distribution of its food is chosen by its members.

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Cultivation and production on all terrain

Auteur : Anne-Iris Romens/ Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-05-15 08:06 -
Consumption

Particularly in the context of the present economic climate, initiatives are emerging in communities across Europe that involve the planting of any suitable piece of land and sharing the produce grown. The benefits of these kinds of movements are multi-fold.

ALL examples of actions and policies

  • Please note: ACTIONS (in orange) and POLICIES (in green)

Jogos de Rua (“Street Games”)

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-27 13:38 -

The Street Games project ("Jogos de Rua"), developed in Lisbon's Prodac neighbourhood, highlights the importance of urban space, large or small, as a source of unity among diverse cultures, social classes and generations.

Projecto Fruta Feia

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-26 14:11 -

Projecto Fruta Feia ("Ugly Fruit") aims to minimise the social and environmental impact of food waste. The idea is to channel all rejected fruit and vegetable products to consumers that do not judge the quality of the product solely on appearances.

Projecto A Linha

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-26 13:42 -

To revitalise and energise Alfama and its communities, the A Linha project aims to develop levels of understanding and interaction as well as to create gardens and cultivation, organising shows and cultural activities that promote gastronomy, commerce, sport and leisure.

Cozinha Popular da Mouraria

Auteur : Claudia Coimbra - Publié le : 2013-08-26 10:36 -

Cozinha Popular ("People's Kitchen") da Mouraria is a social project designed to revitalise the multicultural community of Mouraria in Lisbon, promoting the sharing of experiences, building community and providing employment and access to food for those in need.

Allotments and their support to young people

Auteur : Malou Weirich/Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-08-22 09:09 -

Cold Barn farm is a centre for youth activity, which is dedicated to children and young people and making a difference in their lives. The allotment project started in 2006 when a group of young people showed an interest in growing their own vegetables.

The Bern allotment gardeners and their multicultural engagement

Auteur : Malou Weirich/Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-08-22 08:12 -

The Schweizer Familiengärtnerverband (Swiss leisure garden federation) today unifies approximately 375 leisure garden sites. In order to stimulate the co-operation with the associations and the members, the federation was divided into different regions, Bern among them.

Germany: Good neighbours!

Auteur : Malou Weirich / Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-08-21 13:12 -

Successful collaboration between an allotment garden association and a local elderly persons’ home.

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