GreenerAge’s Compendium Official Release

Reaching its final stage, the GreenerAge 55+ Compendium’s purpose is to present our main results in an accessible way!

The GreenerAge project’s main target is the empowerment of older citizens, through the creation of sustainable tools, to enhance skills and competencies. In this compendium, you can find five key areas of sustainable living and practical tips that you can adopt in your daily life:

Sustainable Transportation and Mobility – Systems and practices whose focus is the efficient, environmentally friendly, and socially equitable movement of people and goods. Tips: Let’s walk more often, carpool, switch to e-mobility, use local public transport, and avoid flying to minimize environmental negative impacts!

Sustainable Water Consumption – Efficiently and responsibly using water resources to meet our present needs without compromising its availability for future generations. Tips: To preserve the ecosystem, let’s use less water, use and reuse it responsibly, as well as reflect on our usage!

Recycling – Repurposing, collecting, sorting, and transforming waste materials into new products, reducing the need for raw materials. Tips: To minimize our environmental impact, let’s learn the R’s, swap or donate items and/or clothes, learn from and educate others, and share these tips!

Sustainable Energy – Efficiently using energy and renewable energy sources. This way, present and future energy needs can be met, and the environmental impact can be minimized. Tips: To preserve resources, let’s use LED lamps, cut on standby consumption, be informed about our energy provider and search for initiatives and subsidies available, to become more sustainable as a community!

Sustainable Food – Considering the environmental impact of food production, supporting long-term food production and well-being overall. Tips: Don’t waste food items, avoid plastic when shopping, support your local producers and educate yourself and others on the topic!

This compendium is the product of collaborative work between citizens and experts, to present the topic of climate literacy and five key areas of sustainable living. Interviews and testimonials across five partner countries were used to identify knowledge gaps. Using this knowledge, some tips are suggested for older citizens to adopt healthier behaviours in everyday life.

You can explore our compendium here: