Research Publications


Enabling Responsible Living

Responsible Living -  Concepts, Education and Future Perspectives

The book, published in 2015, focuses on the challenges of the transition to responsible, sustainable lifestyles and examines developments over the last decade in relation to:

- the creation of awareness of consumer citizenship, civic involvement and environmental stewarship

- research, projects and publications on education for responsible living

- the creation and implementation of relevant teaching methods and materials

- policies on education for sustainable consumption and lifestyles

- global processes for education on sustainable development

The articles deal with topics related to policy support, institutional approaches, educators, young people, and local communities. They draw attention to successful initiatives and reflect upon what still needs to be done. The book also looks at the roles that central actors such as PERL (The Partnership for Education and research about Responsible Living) play in this process.

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Enabling Responsible Living

Investigation into and reflection upon the direct and indirect consequences of the choices individuals make this a constantly developing field of research and action.

The book, published in 2012, focuses on responsible living as the individual`s contribution to sustainable Development. We believe that sustainable Development can only be achieved if individual freedom and responsibilities are balanced on a high Level while taking social, ecological and economic needs into account. A crucial element to achieve this is to integrate different perspectives of stakeholders and co-create a joined approach through partnerships. While partnerships develop new opportunities for the stakeholders involved they also require a readiness for mutual understanding, respect and courage to co-create.

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