A Sustainable Level Of Material Footprint - Benchmark For Designing One-Planet Lifestyles


Michael Lettenmeier

Publisher Aalto University

ISBN 9789526080000


How can we know which lifestyles are sustainable? How can we make our lifestyles sustainable? How can designers contribute to sustainable lifestyles?This book provides answers to these questions. It develops a benchmark for sustainable lifestyles: 8 tonnes of material footprint. This is only 20% of the current Finnish average. By applying the 8 tonnes benchmark, households were able to cut their Lifestyle Material Footprint by tens of percents when redesigning their lifestyles.The study shows what a sustainable lifestyle could look like and how the Lifestyle Material Footprint can help detect the critical factors behind our unsustainable lifestyles.


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A Sustainable Level Of Material Footprint - Benchmark For Designing One-Planet Lifestyles