The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) reaches out to young people and schools with a tailor-made educational brochure to explain the carbon footprint of the average Luxembourger and how we can lead low-carbon lifestyles.
Is Luxembourg on the path to net zero? Are individual actions really worth it? To answer these questions and give young people the means to be actors of change, LIST researchers spread their knowledge and research results in an educational brochure released today: “Towards Decarbonisation”.
For the occasion of this launch, the researchers start their tour around the schools of Luxembourg, supported by already more than 15 schools and invite others to join the endeavour for the next school year. Exchanges on short and fun facts, key figures, interactive quizzes and videos to explore the brochure are on the agenda.
“We believe that everyone has the right to know and understand what their carbon footprint is and how impactful different decarbonisation measures are”, declared Claudia Hitaj, researcher at LIST and at the origin of the brochure.
This brand-new educational support explains in a visual way our carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and the consequences of lifestyle habits on climate change. And you might be surprised by the impact of a sleepless night playing video games, or the impact of cow “burps” on the carbon footprint balance.
But the ambition of this brochure does not end with the understanding of people’s carbon footprint in Luxembourg. It also aims to reduce it on an individual scale by providing multiple tips on how to contribute to Luxembourg and European goals towards a low carbon society by 2050.
“With this knowledge, we can all actively contribute to mitigating climate change and putting Luxembourg on the path to net zero”, concluded Claudia Hitaj.
Developed in the framework of their CarbonNerd project supported by the Fonds National de la Recherche, this educational brochure is the result of three committed researchers from LIST: Claudia Hitaj, Elorri Igos and Thomas Gibon. All work at LIST on the assessment of the environmental impacts of services, technologies or products throughout their life cycle, an approach called Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).