Sustainable consumption and production

11 ways to green your laundry

Though it may seem like a pedestrian chore, doing the laundry has a bigger impact on the planet than you might think. Between 75 and 80 percent of our clothing’s lifecycle impact comes from washing and drying, according to reports by Proctor (pdf) and Marks & Spencer, because it takes so much energy to heat the wash water and run the dry cycle. So there’s huge potential to reduce your personal energy and water use, and therefore your environmental footprint, by simply greening your laundry habits.


How to be a more effective agent of change. In the video you see the Sustainability Compass and Pyramid in action. The website gives you access to the resources to carry out the same exercises.
Active learning methodology

The Images and Objects Toolkit is for facilitators and teachers interested in education for sustainable development. The booklet includes step-by-step instructions for planning and implementing Education for Sustainable Development activities by using images and objects, together with a starter kit of sample images.

This is a key publication for the Prof E Sus project.

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Agroecology: The ecology of sustainable food systems

by Stephen Gliessmann

Agroecology is a science, a productive practice, and part of a social movement that is at the forefront of transforming food systems to sustainability. Building upon the ecological foundation of the agroecosystem, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition provides the essential foundation for understanding sustainability in all of its components: agricultural, ecological, economic, social, cultural, and even political. It presents a case for food system change and why the current industrial model of food production and distribution is not sustainable.

L´Agenzia regionale per la prevenzione, l´ambiente e l´energia dell´Emilia-Romagna (Arpae), che integra le funzioni di Arpa e dei Servizi ambiente delle Province, è stata istituita con legge regionale n.13/2015 ed è operativa dal primo gennaio 2016. La documentazione precedente a tale data è relativa ad Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

Arpae è l´Agenzia regionale per la prevenzione, l´ambiente e l´energia dell´Emilia-Romagna.
L’Arpae è operativa dal 1996 ed i compiti e le funzioni proprie sono puntualmente declinati nella legge regionale che l’ha istituita (LR 44/1995). A tali competenze si assommano quelle integrate con la LR 13/2015 che ne ha anche stabilito l´attuale denominazione.
Tra i compiti istituzionali di Arpae c’è anche la promozione e la diffusione degli strumenti di sostenibilità ambientale; ovvero le diverse attività per la promozione delle ricerche e della diffusione di tecnologie ecologicamente compatibili, di prodotti e sistemi di produzione a ridotto impatto ambientale, con particolare riferimento al supporto tecnico-scientifico per l´applicazione dei regolamenti dell´Unione Europea in materia.
Il Servizio Sistemi di Gestione Integrati Sicurezza Qualità Ecomanagement, presidia su scala regionale le tematiche relative agli strumenti di sostenibilità ambientale, fornendo supporto agli interlocutori istituzionali regionali e nazionali, al mondo d’impresa, ai nodi operativi. Garantisce la rappresentatività di Arpae a livello nazionale nei contesti specifici (Ministeri, ISPRA, ACCREDIA, Enti di normazione/certificazione e ricerca).


E-learning für Auszubildende und Mitarbeiter in Wäschereien

Die “sustainability” Nachhaltigkeits-Internetseite umfasst 6 Aus- Weiterbildungsmodule zum Thema “Nachhaltigkeit in gewerblichen/industriellen Wäschereiprozessen”.
Die Benuzung dieser Internetseite und der Aus- und Weiterbildungsmodule ist kostenlos. Sie ist adressiert an Leiter textiler Dienstleistungsbetriebe, Qualitätsmanasgementbeauftragte und technische Leiter. Weiterhin dienen diese Unterlagen der Aus- und Weiterbildungvon Mitarbeitern und Auszubildenden in Wäschereien. Die Lerninhalte werden auch in Curricula der Universitäten/Fachhochschule der am Projekt beteiligten Partner integriert.

Das didaktische Konzept für die Ausbildungsmodule basiert auf dem e-learning und setzt sich aus verschiedenen Lern- und Lehrphasen zusammen. Der Curriculum (Lehrplan) zeigt die Unterteilung der Module in Kapitel. Darüber hinaus ist die Art der Lehrphasen im Curriculum abzulesen.

Die Module sind im Einzelnen:

Modul 1: Wasseranwendung
Modul 2: Maschinentechnologie
Modul 3: Waschprozess
Modul 4: Wasch- und Waschhilfsmittel
Modul 5: Energie in Wäschereien
Modul 6: spezielle Aspekte

Close the loop: SDG 12

Online course offered by the United Nations System Staff College

Close the Loop: SDG 12 online course

An online course that provides participants with hands-on understanding of sustainable consumption and production, and its role as a stand-alone Sustainable Development Goal in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Globale Ziele – nationale Verantwortung
Basierend auf der globalen Agenda 2030 für nachhaltige Entwicklung und deren 17 Zielen (SDGs) wurden Vorschläge erarbeitet, um diese Ziele national umzusetzen. Damit wurde klar festgehalten, welchen Beitrag Deutschland zur Erreichung der “Sustainable Development Goals” leisten kann und möchte.

Eco laundry habits are about more than sustainable washing machines
From CEOs only washing their jeans annually to communal drying areas becoming commonplace, sustainable laundry behaviour goes beyond switching to 30C.

by Luke Yates and David Evans, Thursday 9 October 2014

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A Leonardo EU project
6 training modules providing basic knowledge about sustainable processing in industrial laundries.

The use of this site and the training modules is free of charge. It is addressed to laundry managers, quality and technical managers of laundries. The tool can also be applied for initial and further training of laundries employees and apprentices. The learning contents are also integrated in the curriculum of the universities of the project partnership.