Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE)
On the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP26), Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the mission of “LiFE (Lifestyle for the Environment)” to engage individuals in mitigating the adverse effects of climate change.
This initiative encourages a lifestyle that focuses on mindful and deliberate utilization of resources and aims to change the present 'use and dispose of' consumption habits. The idea behind is to encourage individuals to adopt simple changes in their daily life that can contribute to climate change.
Another part of the LiFE mission is to use the strength of social networks to bring a change in the climate landscape. The mission also plans to create a global army of environment enthusiasts who shall be known as ‘Pro-Planet People’, committed to adopting and promoting environment-friendly lifestyles.
Following are areas that are grouped under the three pillars of LiFE
Focus on Individual Behaviours
Awareness about the harmful effects of single-use plastic; knowledge about sustainable modes of transportation such as bicycles, e-bikes, e-cars; consciousness about wastage of water; knowledge about environment related labels (organic, plastic-free, no harm, energy star labels, etc.); consumption habits and making them greener – assessing personal carbon footprint; use of natural energy (wind energy, solar power, hydraulic energy); knowledge about conscious dressing (giving up leather, fur, animal tested products) etc.
Scalable ideas for change on a global level. For example, knowledge about adverse impacts of carbon-polluting industries, awareness about planet-friendly investments, implementing smart energy consumption etc.
Leverage Local Cultures
Awareness about community gardens, knowledge about creating products from waste, literacy about clothes recycling, importance of urban farming (hydroponics farming), reducing food wastage, community strengthening activities, environment lessons to be taught at education institutions, youth involvement etc.