The workshop “Education for Sustainable Living: Advancing teaching and learning for responsible consumption” was held at the University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica. The workshop targeted teacher trainers, educational authorities and specialists working on sustainable lifestyles. Coinciding with the meeting of partner networks of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on the subsequent days, the workshop also drew on the international expertise of members from the GAP Partner Network 3 on “Building Capacity of Educators and Trainers”. The workshop examined how education can support progress towards SDG 12, and considered how policy, pedagogy and practice of education for sustainable living and responsible consumption may best be advanced especially in the Latin America region.
CCL was chosen to participate in a panel dealing with the topic of “Leveraging innovative partnerships with higher education institutions towards sustainable and resilient societies”. The panel was organized by the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative.
CCL also held a public workshop entitled “Responsibility Roulette” and was organized as an interactive game in which everyone participated including the panel of invited international experts. The session explored what a happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle is and who has what responsibility for making sustainable lifestyles the norm and not the exception. A poster exhibition showing initiatives from around the world was also mounted as a part of the workshop.
The workshop aimed to identify the increase of awareness and education about the different impacts associated with our ideas to strengthen the search for healthy and sustainable lifestyles in Latin America and particularly in Peru.
The International Workshop on Sustainable Lifestyles, Food and Healthy Living, An Investigation Of Enabling And Restraining Factors was organized by ASPEC with the financial support of the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and the backing of the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM) and the Good Hope Clinic, who provided support through the use of their auditoriums and facilities for conducting the workshop and the conference at no cost.