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Are there fundamental changes in society which sustainable lifestyles are dependent upon and which are not included in the present discourse? To what extent must reflection, moderation and sufficiency be incorporated in our daily lives? And how critical should we be to the existing economic system driving production and consumption? These and other relevant issues were focused on at the PERL collective working meeting in Marseille in March 2013. David Selby of Sustainability Frontiers provided valuable insights to the meeting.
The Global SCP Clearinghouse is a one-stop hub bringing together the SCP community worldwide as well as offering harmonized information and a knowledge platform that will lead to more innovation and cooperation towards SCP implementation.
PERL partners are focusing on helping individuals and educators increase their awareness, learn new skills, share insights and cultivate partnerships. This is being done by 15 international workgroups collaborating during the coming three years. They will create and test learning methods and materials, contribute to curriculum improvement, hold student contests, research attitude and behaviour change, share best practices and do much more. For details see the PERL work plan.
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Collective Workgroup meeting 7th - 9th of March, 2013
The participants from the Learning to Live Wisely, Education for Sustainable Living conference, which was held at the Hedmark University College, Hamar on the 17-18 of October 2012, have indicated that the conference was very good and raised important issues. The following conference proceedings are a compilation of the presentations and workshops from the conference.
Consumer Affairs is a field which has been gaining increased focus in research and higher education. Corporate and governmental sectors as well as consumer organisations have expressed the need for higher education graduates with expertise in this area. The “EURECA” Master’s Program, sponsored by the European Commision, deals with the role of consumers in relation to their economic, social and ecological environements.
Click on the following link to read more about the Master’s Programme: http://eureca-online.eu/about-eureca
Report on the participation of members of the PERL Network at the IFHE Congress 2012, Melbourne, Australia
Reflecting upon the state of the world and commitments made for the future, the Prime Minister of Bhutan recently presented an interesting description of important steps towards a more sustainable future.
The PERL2 application to the E.U. Directorate for Education and Culture Erasmus Network Program for a new three year period has been approved!! The competition was high, the success rate for this year 31%.