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5° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns Sevilla, March 23, 2007 Life Styles and Sustainability: a local implementation of Aalborg Commitments.

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1 5° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns Sevilla, March 23, 2007 Life Styles and Sustainability: a local implementation of Aalborg Commitments with CAmbieRESti? Project SESSION D02 Daily sustainable practice Eliana Caramelli City of Venice

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3 CAmbieReSti? consumi, ambiente, risparmio energetico, stili di vita ®

4 1.Environmental Sustainability 2.Social justice 3.Solidarity Economy 4.Participation 5.Protection of common goods 6.Natural resources conservation 7.….. General background principles… Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

5 Local Agenda 21 Aalborg Commitments (in particular 4th Commitment) Kyoto Protocol Italian Solidarity Economy Chart …and tools Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

6 To research and to propose models of consumption with low environmental and social impact, in solidarity with countries of the southern world Main goal Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

7 General purpose Involving citizens in a wide social game to reduce and reorient consumption through communicative strategies and information on global impact of individual choices especially in purchasing goods for household using. The project also aimed to provide knowledge on fair consumption implementing social relationships between producers and citizens. Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

8 RES and RUE, Eco-housing, Water saving, Diet and Organic food, Sustainable mobility, Waste disposal, Responsible tourism, Ethical finance, Natural medicine, Animals protection (clothing and cosmetics), Fair trade, self- and local production … Main issues considered Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

9 1) Promoted by a local government (public sector) 2) Large dimension of the sample 3) Building network abilities 4) Ability to build up linkages between topics Distinctive aspects of Cambieresti? Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

10 Partners Institutional partners Municipality of Venice, Province of Venice, AGIRE - Venetian Energy Agency, Board Abitare Venezia Supporting partners Actv, Asm, Coop adriatica, Enea, Enel, Italgas, Vesta NGOs Amina, Bilanci di Giustizia, Consulta Animalista, El Fontego, Federambiente, INBAR, Legambiente Veneto, Movimento Consumatori Veneto, Movimento Consumatori Onlus, VAS Venezia Technical partners MAG Venezia, University IUAV of Venice, WWF, Avanzi Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

11 1.demand-side - Citizens 2.supply-side – Producers, sellers, services providers, … sharing the same commitments for territory exploitation, minimization of impacts, promotion of equitable and sustainable life styles Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns Guidelines

12 1- (6 months) from September co-planning with partners Forum 1: supporter and institutional partners Forum 2: NGOs partners - information campaign - participants involvement 2- (10 months) - experimentation with households - creation of local Solidarity Economy Network 3- (2 months) - results analysis and final presentation Phases Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

13 Local newspapers, radios, magazines, newsletter, mailing list, partners web site, posters, brochures Information campaign

14 Participation rules: By themselves Taking part in collective activities Participants duties: Actively participate to monitoring Experimentation 1248 households (1000 expected) Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

15 Local Groups 49 groups local based, managed by facilitators The groups provided: assistance support the monitoring of the change. meeting opportunities and ideas exchange socialization Offered instruments Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

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17 Second level meetings Thematic meetings with experts on projects issues Labs To experiment with practices the change of lifestyles, acquiring knowledge and instruments for everyday life. Offered instruments Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

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23 Stil-Info points Two public info-points in Venice and Mestre Guide Suggestions and information about the project issues. Organized as a schedule folder, it is an instrument to be implemented during the different activities Offered instruments Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

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25 WEB site: Offered instruments

26 Material incentives for changing lifestyles, as goods and services: Ex. Energy saving lamps, water flow reducer, car sharing subscriptions, public transport season- tickets, tap water analysis, domestic compost, etc. Incentives Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

27 1. Households consumption Monitoring of energy and water consumptions, through reading meters each 2 months Filling questionnaire about buildings data Monitoring Energy efficiency certificate by Venice Energy Agency Consumptions in KWh/ m 3 /year54 Consumptions in m 3 /year of gas (estimated) 558 Energetic Class of buildingC

28 2.Lifestyles behaviours Monitoring 2)Monitoring behaviours relating the project issues, through compulsory questionnaire and checklist, at the beginning and at the end of experimentation Personal results giving to each participant 3.Ecological Footprint

29 strengthening of best practices growth of critic attention in purchasing use of cheap technological stuff growth of car sharing subscriptions … Incentive for self-monitoring and self-evaluation Monitoring results Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

30 Solidarity Economy Network 20 producers, craftsmen, sellers, … 1. To accept principles of eco-sustainability, cooperation, clearness, privilege towards local products 2) Starting new real actions (i.e.: Clear prices, direct selling, labs, etc.) 3) To elaborate proposals to Cambieresti? participants Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

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34 Towards participants 1.Greater awareness and a self-consciousness, 2.Straightness of social networks 3.Development of parallel projects 4.creation of 7 new Purchasing Groups 5.Participants new skills enabling and raising of their ability to propose projects and actions Main results Promotion of Moreover Cambieresti? Network Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

35 3.Implementation of CAmbieRESti? Energy 300x70 project 4.Implementation of ECHO ACTION - Energy Conscious HOuseholds in action project 5.Implementation of Venezia per lAltra Economia project Main results Towards promoters 1.Activation of innovative services within the Municipality 2.Application of this format in different context EIE Sevilla, March 23, 2007 – V° European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

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