Health, Habits and Responsible and Sustainable Consumption

  1. N. Calvo-Ayuso 1
  2. P. Marqués-Sánchez 1
  3. M. C. Martínez-Fernández 1
  4. R. García-Fernández 1
  5. C. Martín Vázquez 1
  6. A. Pinto Carral 1
  1. 1 Universidad de León

    Universidad de León

    León, España


Global Challenges for a Sustainable Society: EURECA-PRO The European University for Responsible Consumption and Production
  1. José Alberto Benítez-Andrades (coord.)
  2. Paula García Llamas (coord.)
  3. Ángela Taboada (coord.)
  4. Laura Estévez Mauriz (coord.)
  5. Roberto Baelo (coord.)

Editorial: Springer Suiza

ISBN: 978-3-031-25839-8

Any de publicació: 2023

Pàgines: 476-482

Tipus: Capítol de llibre


Natural resources are essential for human well-being, quality of life and health. Current consumption of these resources is disproportionate, with a markedly commercial character. The need arises to change the current paradigm of consumption towards a responsible and sustainable consumption in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12. Thus, from the Ponferrada campus (Universidad de León), under the Eureca Pro project, a series of initiatives based on sustainable education through learning based on practice have been developed. The main objective was to raise awareness and sensitise the general population about those behaviours that allow us to achieve the goals set out in SDG 12 in relation to healthy lifestyles, making known sustainable alternatives that benefit our quality of life. Three workshops and a community activity addressed responsible consumption in relation to healthy nutritional habits and the use of clothing and accessories. From the point of view of the university as a healthy environment, a promoter of health, through the revitalisation of the local environment and its economy, the focus was on education, awareness and empowerment, key elements for a more sustainable development of societies and economies. It is necessary to carry out more programmes aimed at the acquisition of knowledge and the development of attitudes and skills that allow people to decide about their future in a conscious and responsible way, as well as the execution of these decisions based on responsible, sustainable and healthy consumption.