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dc.contributor.authorKeller, Regula-
dc.contributor.authorMuir, Karen-
dc.contributor.authorStucki, Matthias-
dc.descriptionOral presentationde_CH
dc.description.abstractHow can we inspire people to change their lifestyle and live more sustainably? In a science communication project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, an interactive exhibition based on the latest Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) results was developed. The exhibition increases the visitors’ awareness of the environmental impact of their lifestyle with an entertaining approach. In the exhibition, research findings about the environmental relevance of private consumption from the Life Cycle Assessment Research Group at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) are presented in various scenes. They represent the choices we make every day, such as commuting by bike, train, or car pool? Elevator or stairs? Meatloaf or tofu curry? While going through the exhibition, visitors personalise their experience by using the accompanying Web App. This Web App, similar to a ‘personality test’ in popular magazines, can be used to record the individual habits and choices by interacting with different objects in the exhibition. According to each visitor’s choices, an “environmental personality type” is determined that outlines the visitors’ values and attitude towards the environment. At the end of the visit, personalised advice for a more sustainable way of living that fits the visitors’ personality is provided. Visitors can decide to share their anonymised data, which will allow the scientists of the ZHAW to refine their future research projects. The exhibition is targeted at an audience with low prior interest in science or environmental issues. It offers a fun and entertaining experience with many hands-on activities, focusing more on what one can do in everyday life than on imminent dangers or gloomy consequences in the future. Special ‘meet the scientist’ events offer visitors the opportunity to challenge and discuss their choices and the resulting environmental impact with an expert. This improves the credibility and validity of the presented results. At the same time, these tours increase the scientists’ understanding of the possibilities and constraints of Swiss consumers. The interactive exhibition allows visitors to experience the effects of their everyday decisions on the environment. Along with direct contact with scientists, this setup allows the transfer of LCA results from science to society.de_CH
dc.rightsNot specifiedde_CH
dc.subjectSustainable lifestylesde_CH
dc.subjectScience communicationde_CH
dc.subjectLife cycle educationde_CH
dc.subject.ddc338.927: Umweltökonomie und nachhaltige Entwicklungde_CH
dc.titleThe art of living the good lifede_CH
dc.typeKonferenz: Sonstigesde_CH
zhaw.departementLife Sciences und Facility Managementde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen (IUNR)de_CH
zhaw.conference.details1st Life Cycle Innovation Conference (LCIC), Berlin, 29-31 August 2018de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Abstract)de_CH
zhaw.funding.zhawAusstellung: Die Kunst des guten Lebensde_CH
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