PERL has held several series of seminars, think tanks and teacher training courses with the goal of furthering the discourse on and increasing knowledge about lifestyles and their relationship to environmental sustainability, social and economic development and personal health and well-being.
Partners in the PERL work group, Active Learning Methodologies, have created a Training Manual for teacher training seminars. The Training Manual builds on practical experience from a number of different countries and is intended as an aid to other teacher trainers. It is interdisciplinary and is a contribution to the U.N. Decade on Education for Sustainable Development.
The aim of this workshop was to develop concrete action plans and collaborative research projects; to explore knowledge gaps; and how to communicate existing knowledge and insights with practitioners (ranging from policy makers to grassroots innovators and educators). Working groups were formed: on education, communication, local governance for sustainable lifestyles; and scenarios as engagement tools. The education group developed an action plan to promote education for sustainable lifestyles, consulted on improvements in the SLE TRANSFORM project proposal, and collected best practice case studies about education for sustainable lifestyles.