RCE Bogota - 2023

Sustainable lyfestyles
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Sustainable lyfestyles
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Bogota
Contributing organization(s) : 
El Bosque University
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:
Friday, February 17, 2023
Additional resources: 
Instagram: @modoaccionsostenible

Facebook: @modoaccionsostenible

Twitter: @modosostenible
Sustainable Consumption and Production 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, located in South America, has a population of approximately 50 million inhabitants. It is formed by 32 departments and has an enormous cultural and natural heritage. It has the influence of different cultures like Andean indigenous communities and African slaves. It is one of the most bio diverse countries in the world, with more than 9,000 endemic species.
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 such as Bogota, challenges to achieve sustainability are growing. Colombia has a high vulnerability to climate change, this is why, policies and actions must address the adaptation and mitigation of these negative effects. One of the main objectives of the Colombian government is the implementation of SDGs, especially in engaging youth and general community with these topics, in order to empower them into changing negative consumption patters. This is one of the biggest challenges that the country faces, being able to modify those consumption behaviors that generate negative environmental impacts.

January, 2022 to December, 2022
According to the Cambridge Sustainability Commissions, households are responsible for 72% of global greenhouse gas emissions as a result of their consumption behaviors. This proves that a change in consumption patters is necessary to reduce environmental impacts. The understanding of the power of the citizens to change certain patterns has to be addressed in a way that people understand how their daily actions and habits have an impact, not only in the environment but also in their lives and health. When people begin to connect actions with impacts, they can be empowered to change behaviors and drive the markets towards sustainability. Education has to be the tool by which people could make informed decisions on how to consume. This has to be aligned with local and national policies that seek to achieve global goals such as Paris Agreement and 2030 agenda.
- Social networks publications: with information, data and actions in the En Modo Acción platform on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

- Contests and interactions with public: through social networks.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
- Virtual events: such as lives on different topics related to sustainable lifestyles around five domains: food, mobility, consumer goods, housing and leisure.

- Social networks publications: with information, data and actions in the En Modo Acción platform on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

- Contests and interactions with public: through social networks.
Size of academic audience: 

- Virtual events

- Publications on sustainable lifestyles.

- 15 young leaders among students and graduates, working as volunteers.

- Contests with sustainable prizes.

- Participation on COP27
Lessons learned: 
The social networks turned into a fundamental tool to communicate with the public.

Challenging people with different types of contests and giving sustainable prices was an excellent strategy to call to action.
Key messages: 

Promoting sustainable lifestyles is fundamental to achieve the SDG number 12. People must be informed about the negative impacts of their consumption patterns, as well as being empowered in changing those behaviors into more sustainable ones. People must be convinced that their actions matter and contribute to a more sustainable country.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
This project is related to the sustainable lifestyles project developed on 2018 and 2019, and the sustainable lifestyle and water footprint project developed on 2021.
We didn't have funding for 2021.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture 
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages 
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 
Plants & Animals 
ESD for 2030-Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Priority Action Area 4 - Mobilizing youth 
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 
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