RCE Bogota - 2020

Youth as an engine to promote sustainable lifestyles in Colombia
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Youth as an engine to promote sustainable lifestyles in Colombia
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Bogota
Contributing organization(s) : 

El Bosque University, National Environment Youth Network, Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Swiss Embassy in Colombia, Humanitarian Aid and Development.
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Diana Carolina Páez Moreno
Organizational Affiliation: 
El Bosque University
Format of project: 
Social networks
Language of project: 
Date of submission:
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Additional resources: 
Social networks: Instagram @modoaccionsostenible Facebook @modoaccionsostenible Twitter @modosostenible
Bogota Environmental Education Policy
At what level is the policy operating?: 
National Sustainable Consumption and Production Policy, National Environmental Education Policy, National Climate Change Policy.
At what level is the policy operating?: 
Geographical & Education Information
Address of focal point institution for project: 
Av. Cra. 9 No. 131 A – 02
Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Colombia is located at the northern part of the South American continent. It is characterized by having coasts in two different oceans, its position near the Equator, provides with a rich biodiversity and ecosystems. It is the second most biodiverse country in the world and has approximately 50% of the páramo ecosystems. The country is also rich in cultural diversity, it is divided in regions, each region has its own gastronomy, traditions and accents. Its rich biodiversity represents an important responsibility for its protection and conservation.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
Due to the actual consumption patterns and current lifestyles of people in urban areas, challenges to achieve sustainability are growing. The project has sought to involve urban youth, as a social group ad portas of gaining purchasing power to empower them in the search for a more sustainable city in order to address issues like pollution in land and water streams, air pollution due to mobility and the consumption of disposable materials and sustainable food systems and environmental education, framed in SDGs 4, 11 and 12 and sustainable lifestyles domains: food, mobility, housing, consumer goods and leisure.