Are you 1.5ing yet? – A Student Thinking Lab on climate-friendly lifestyles
On September 15th 2022, three students from the University of Münster co-organised a “Student Thinking Lab” dealing with 1.5° lifestyles, as part of their studies. The workshop was aimed at students from different higher educational facilities and fields of study in the area around Münster. It focused on sharing information about sustainable lifestyles and discussing structural barriers to sustainable lifestyles (and how to overcome them), specifically within the student population.
In their experience, the three students had seen that people from all parts of the population and all social groups have continued to resist climate-friendly alternatives in their everyday lives, despite increased pressure for change. They also felt that students themselves, a group who are often thought of as being more environmentally conscious and active for change than older members of society, were often taking part in unsustainable activities.