The Future We Want

Project complete, from December 2014 to December 2017

What is it about?

“The Future We Want” probed European overconsumption of natural resources and showed the way towards more responsible consumption habits. A Europe-wide campaign “A good life is simple” showcased positive consumption to follow in daily life. Indigenous ‘counsellors’ engaged with people in Europe and shared their wisdom to evaluate pressing European environmental challenges. Education and community engagement activities worked with primary schools through to adults on decentralised development cooperation and future sustainability challenges of our interdependent globe.

What changes does this project inspire?

“The Future We Want” involved European citizens, municipalities and indigenous ambassadors in the European Year of Development 2015, mobilising their support for a sustainable development goals. Three European tours of indigenous ambassadors highlighted common challenges of indigenous peoples and European municipalities. Local authorities gained understanding of the importance of political and citizen support of international development commitments. The campaign “A good life is simple” showed European citizens how things have spiraled out of control in „overdeveloped“ Europe. In twelve EU languages, it called upon people to reflect on global sustainability targets, get involved and take on more responsible consumption habits.

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