The SLA Roadmapping Workshop with the first 7 pilot families has taken place at the ETSAV School of Architecture (UPC) at Sant Cugat del Vallès.
In a first step the results of the Quick Footprint Questionnaire, which allowed to analise the current material and carbon footprint of our families, have been presented, with detailed information about their impact inf the fields of housing, mobility, food, consumption and leisure activites.
It showed that footprints where quite diverse, from arround 3.8t up to over 18 tonnes of CO2 per person. A more detailed look at the results showed that mainly long distance travelling has been the cause for individual elevated footprints, and interesting discussions arose regarding the impact of mobility and posible future changes in order to mitigate these impacts.
As second step a range of over 70 "actions for footprint reduction" have been presented to the families, with detailed information about the individual contribution of each action to a lower carbon footprint. One day of working at home instead of traveling 20 km to the office by private car would allow for savings of arround 120kg CO2 a year. Changing to a 100% renewable electricity supplier might have an impact of arround 900kg CO2 per year, depending of the current supplier and its energy mix, as well as the individual consumption pattern.
With this detailed information about specific options, families designed a set of actions which would bring them to a "3 tonnes CO2 per person lifestyle", considered an important milestone for 2030 in order to limit global warming to 1.5ºC in 2100, and before aiming for a "1 ton CO2 per person lifestyle" in 2050.
After this exercise, families entered into the third part of the workshop: locating their individually selected options on a timeline to 2030 in order to define which action might be implementated in which moment. Through this las step, families achieved creating their personal and specific roadmap towards a more sustainable lifestyle, which is now ready to be implemented!
Based on this first experiences in all 7 partner countries, the SLA project aims to develop in the upcoming 2 years an online platform which will allow the personal calculation, roadmapping and tracking of the CO2 and material footprints of private households through digital tools.
During the next 2 month our pilot families will start implementing their roadmaps, we will support them together with local stakeholders like the municipality of Sant Cugat, and we will gather further knowledge how to foster the process and improve the success of the Sustainable Lifestyle Accelerator methodology.