A newly launched Lifestyle Test helps individuals to adopt positive, sustainable, and healthier lives and to reduce their environmental impact. The free test has been developed for 8 European countries, and is available in the local languages in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, and Turkey. By taking the Lifestyle Test, individuals can see their daily impact on the environment and get inspired via tips on lifestyle choices, which they can tailor according to their needs as well as their capacities.
Driving change across society
Users are guided through a quick, easy, and accurate test to determine the impact on the climate of their housing, transport and consumption habits. Based on the test results, users get tips and suggestions. They can then select which ones are appropriate and feasible for them to undertake and build their own personal plan, seeing how their daily actions can have a positive impact on the planet and their lives. Individuals’ answers and choices also feed into an anonymous data pool that will help researchers and policymakers drive change across society. Lifestyle choices, in fact, need to be enabled and made accessible and available via structural changes in policies, institutions, infrastructures, and business to meet Europe’s climate neutrality goal.
The PSLifestyle project’s new Lifestyle Test was co-created with residents in a series of Living Labs workshops hosted in the eight partner countries. EuroHealthNet supported the organisation of the labs to ensure they were accessible and inclusive, striving to bring together a variety of perspectives. Through the Living Labs, individuals engaged with their communities and were able to help design the lifestyle test by assessing its features for further improvements, including its functions and design as well as the country-specific lifestyle suggestions.
“We can all find our own way to live a positive and sustainable life. We are really excited to introduce a new Lifestyle Test that has been developed together with residents of eight European countries. Mitigating climate change is such a huge global challenge and everyone’s contribution is needed” – Markus Terho, Project Lead of the PSLifestyle project and Project Director at Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.
The PSLifestyle project is set to continue its path towards co-creating positive and sustainable lifestyles by initiating additional workshops in the 8 countries during 2024. They will aim to collect local insights and innovative solutions on how to best deploy the Lifestyle Test throughout the EU as well as further identifying local and topical customisation needs, such as incorporating biodiversity aspects as well as further strengthening socio-economic concerns. Later, EuroHealthNet will compile project outcomes in a PSLifestyle Learnings Cookbook, which will support future implementation of PSLifestyle in new locations.
“Project partners have worked to include different perspectives into the Lifestyle Test, and to propose a range of accessible and affordable tips, bearing in mind that not everyone has the opportunity or capacity to make lifestyle changes. The Test is still a work in progress, and we welcome comments and input to ensure inclusive solutions for everyone,” – Alba Godfrey, Senior Project Coordinator at EuroHealthNet and working to streamline health equity concerns within PSLifestyle.
PSLifestyle is an EU-funded project with a consortium of 16 partners: The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra (Project Coordinator), Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Solita, Hot or Cool Institute, ICLEI European Secretariat, EuroHealthNet, Let’s Do It Foundation, The Green Tiger Foundation (GTF), Athena Research and Innovation Center, EKPIZO, Sustainable Development Foundation (SUSDEF), greenApes (GAPES), DECO, Circular Change (CCICE), City of Ljubljana, and Zeytince Ekolojik Yasamı Destekleme Dernegi (ZEYDD).
Try the PSLifestyle project’s Lifestyle Test to start a positive and sustainable life – lifestyletest.eu. Help us raise awareness of the test by sharing a short informative video, developed by EuroHealthNet.
Learn more about the PSLifestyle project on pslifestyle.eu.
For enquiries on EuroHealthNet’s role in the project, please get in touch with our Senior Project Coordinator Alba Godfrey: firstname.lastname@example.org For general enquiries about the project, please contact the PSLifestyle Project Lead, Markus Terho (Sitra): email@example.com