Our Work

Creating scalable solutions for low-impact everyday living

Our Work

Creating scalable solutions for low-impact everyday living

We engage in strategic partnerships and work with a global network of practitioners to develop and spread ideas and action for sustainable living. We ground our work in science, connect research and practice, and equip key actors with strategies and tools that lead to measurable impact and inspire change at scale.

Discover our different types of work:

  • Initiative – an ongoing bold enterprise with partners
  • Program – a comprehensive ongoing set of activities, projects and tools
  • Project – a time-bound endeavour with a specific purpose
  • Funder collaborative – a strategic learning community
  • Scalable program – a program that you can adapt to your context
  • Scalable insight study – a study that you can adapt to guide action

Explore our work by using the quick links sidebar or by clicking on a project description.

INITIATIVE

Urban Consumption Guide

OneEarth Living, Hot or Cool and the BCIT Centre for Ecocities are working with C40 Cities to develop a Guide for climate action on urban consumption.

INITIATIVE

Beacon for Sustainable Living

Supporting those leading the way on sustainable lifestyles by shining a light on fresh, bold solutions and creative strategies – both to raise the ambition and to shift the discourse and action.

SCALABLE PROGRAM

Neighbourhood Action on Lighter Living

Make a difference where you live by engaging your neighbours in fun and inspiring lighter living actions – including high-impact actions in areas like food, energy and community connection.

INITIATIVE

C40 Cities: Thriving Cities Initiative

Piloting new tools for municipalities that foster collaborative action towards socially just and ecologically safe cities, supporting holistic thinking, governance and policy.

FUNDER COLLABORATIVE

Fair Earth Living

Engaging funders and philanthropists in Canada to explore the role of cultural, lifestyle and behaviour changes for climate, justice and nature.

PROJECT

IMAGE Sustainable Lifestyles

Reworking a popular climate model used by governments to set their climate strategies, by adding sustainable lifestyles actions and crafting “futures scenarios” of sustainable lifestyles.

INITIATIVE

Lighter Living in British Columbia

Advancing sustainable living in British Columbia through programs, strategic investments and campaigns in collaboration with Canada’s largest community credit union.

SCALABLE INSIGHT STUDY

Motivations for Lighter Living Action

Guiding community, government and business support by exploring the 7 motivations that lead residents of Canada to make lighter living choices in their daily lives.

PROJECT

Sustainable Living Québec 

Working with RECYC-QUÉBEC in cities and communities across Québec to understand Québec residents’ motivations and support them in adopting lighter living behaviors.

PROGRAM

One Planet Network: Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme

Developing tools and resources to help policymakers, businesses and civil society build sustainable systems of living and accelerate the uptake of sustainable lifestyles globally.

PROGRAM

Young Leaders SLE Cohort

Engaging and building the capacity of an amazing group of young professionals to share and build the global sustainable lifestyles and education movement.

SCALABLE PROGRAM

One Planet BC / One Planet Saanich

 
Supporting communities across British Columbia, Canada as they strive towards one-planet living, using 10 key principles that are being applied around the world, including in the District of Saanich.

SCALABLE PROGRAM

Lighter Living 28-Day Action Groups

Facilitating a 28-day program for participants to take daily actions on lighter living, using our science-based app and with measurable results in areas such as food, energy, transport and waste.

PROJECT

EU Policy Pathways Towards 1.5 Degree Lifestyles

Empowering EU policymakers across the political spectrum to talk with others about climate-compatible “1.5 degree” lifestyles and to implement pathways and concrete policies to support them.

PROJECT

Guelph-Wellington Region

Our Food Future: Reimagine Food Campaign and Motivations

Working with the Guelph-Wellington community and city staff to engage residents in lighter living behaviours – such as reducing wasted food – and identifying the diverse motivations driving these actions.

PROGRAM

Urban Sustainability Directors Network: Sustainable Consumption

Identifying sustainable consumption strategies for cities in North America and helping local governments address the myths that keep them from tackling consumption as a climate action.

PROJECT

Co-Creating Sustainable Lifestyles 

Investigating and testing pathways to sustainable living, lifestyles and livelihoods through 24 on-the-ground projects in the Global South.

SCALABLE PROGRAM

Shift 1.5 Community 

Networking across changemakers globally to accelerate the adoption of a sustainable “good life” in countries, regions and cities by offering tools, practical experience and lessons learned (e.g., from Sitra’s work in Finland).

SCALABLE PROGRAM

Compass for Sustainable Living

Setting a common agenda on sustainable and equitable living through a shared “compass” that guides the ambition and direction of future endeavours in the field.

PROJECT

Sustainable Lifestyles and Innovation Programme

Supporting businesses in Canada, Asia and beyond to advance sustainable living by increasing the supply of sustainable lifestyles goods and services.

INITIATIVE

Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption

Strengthening the community engaged in research on sustainable production and consumption systems for a deeper understanding of the possibilities and of the barriers to systemic change.

INITIATIVE

Disruptive Imaginings 

Inspiring creatives, marketers and others to move beyond negative stories about the future and to create compelling, imaginative visions of sustainable futures – in particular sustainable lifestyles.