The year 2019 was filled with speeches and marches calling for the mitigation of climate change, the prevention of biodiversity loss or the protection of the quality of life for future generations. But how do these effects relate to our individual behaviours? What are the benefits of actions commonly considered as green, such as driving an electric car, replacing home insulation, eating organic food, or purchasing a carbon offset?
These are some of the questions studied by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). Following the success of “So you think you’re green?" in May 2019, researchers at LIST will organize four similar events in 2020 and 2021 to make their scientific knowledge accessible to all and discuss the impacts of our daily life and consumption on the environment.
Each event will address a field on which any citizen could act through personal choices: mobility, housing, food, and budget choices. The seminars will consider the carbon footprint of a Luxembourgish resident as a reference, but other types of impacts, e.g. on air quality, natural resource depletion or ecosystem quality, will be also discussed. The audience will be invited to interact through a live polling system and over drinks following the session.
All four events are free of charge and include drinks following the interactive presentation and discussion.