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"January, 2023; Are you ready to live more sustainably?"

PsLifestyle Project

“January 2023, Are you ready to live more sustainably?”

Newsletter is ON!

The PSLifestyle project has swept the year 2022!

We are very excited to close gap between Climate understanding and individual action in 2023!


11 MAY
Historical Gas Factory Cultural Center


    Zeytince Association is launching a new EU Horizon Project in Izmir!

    LIKE-A-PRO Horizon

    Like a Pro Horizon 2022 project, with the coordination of technology center CTIC CITA, brings together 42 organizations in 17 countries and the entire alternative protein value chain (protein producers, ingredient and product developers, kitchen centers, food clusters), scientists and market and communication experts in an interdisciplinary consortium. brings together.

    The Ecological Literacy Seminars IV
    15 November-8 December

    The Ecological Literacy Seminars IV starts online on November 15. The seminars organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mediterranean Academy will take place online. (IZMEDA)


    A Report on Citizen Science Practices

    This comprehensive report, prepared by the PSLifestyle Project team, is based on participatory solutions in line with sustainability.


    The increasing importance of Citizen Science practices

    and examines the general framework of various European

    inspiring practices in countries

    It introduces 30 citizen science studies.

    Sustainable Development Youth Leaders Training Program

    It has started fieldwork so that Syrian immigrants living in Izmir can participate in the PSLifestyle Project!

    The young sustainability ambassadors of the SÜGEP Academy, under the leadership of the Academy’s founder Umut Dilsiz, started the fieldwork together with the President of the Syrian Refugees Solidarity Association Muhammed Saleh and the refugees who are members of the association.


    Young people from SÜGEP are working to measure their carbon footprint and create a dataset on waste, including refugees, who are users of the city.

    After the dataset on refugees has been created, the project results will be shared by students during the World Forum for Democracy (WFD 2022) in Strasbourg. With this initiative, SÜGEP aims to help refugees in Izmir access resources, skills, information and create connections that can positively change their lives.

    PSLIFESTYLE PROJECT Positive and Sustainable Lifestyle Horizon Project
    8 countries of Europe, including Izmir, Turkey.
    "PSL - Sustainable Lifestyle Online Platform" The second version has been developed.


    On May 11, 2022, a total of 60 city residents started to design the PSL Online Lifestyle Platform, with the project launch and the first “Life Laboratories” held at the Historical Coal Gas Factory in the pilot city of Izmir. Residents participating in the Living Labs will be awarded the title of PSL Climate Ambassador at the end of the project.

    The United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted the historic resolution declaring that access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a universal human right, with 161 affirmative votes held in New York on 28 July.

    First, in the 1972 Stockholm Declaration, “People should have a life in a dignified and sustainable environment.” This right, expressed as “universal recognition”, will now find a response.

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres; He stated that he hopes that this historic decision taken by the United Nations General Assembly will be put into practice by the states as soon as possible, at a time when we are being dragged to the brink of disasters such as increasing carbon footprint and global warming.

    Global Food Crisis 2022 Report Published.​

    The Global Network Against the Food Crisis (GNAFC), formed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Program (WFP), the European Union (EU) and various non-governmental organizations, announced the “Global Food Crisis 2022” report.

    According to the report, it was stated that there is a third phase food crisis in 55 countries. As stated in the report, millions of people face the problem of hunger as the food crisis deepens.

    The report states that due to the extreme weather conditions caused by the climate crisis, regional conflicts, and the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, approximately 193 million people in 53 countries/regions experienced acute food insecurity in 2021, which is at an all-time high.

    The report states that more than half a million people in Ethiopia, Southern Madagascar, South Sudan and Yemen are in the most severe stage of the acute food insecurity disaster, and urgent action is needed to prevent collapse.

    Positive and Sustainable Lifestyle Promotion Launched!

    More than 160 city residents, with the intense participation of public and civil authorities, for Green and Sustainable IZMIR

    It met on May 11, 2022 at the Historical Gas Factory.

    The second session of the Living Labs, the first session of which was held on the launch day, took place on 4 June.

    The PSL Sustainable Lifestyle Platform, which will be completed at the end of the Life Laboratories, which will be organized 6 times with the citizens of Izmir, will be offered to users simultaneously in 8 countries in March 2023. Aiming to add a new perspective to our lifestyles determined by our consumption habits, and drawing attention to the climate-human relationship, awaits the people of Izmir for 3 years.


    At the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), held in Glasgow, Scotland, countries published their final declaration containing a series of measures to be taken against climate change. 

    There are important decisions in the final declaration, such as a commitment to phase out coal, a regular review of emission reduction plans, and more financial support to developing countries.


    In the last hundred and fifty years, the average surface temperature of our planet has increased by 1.18 degrees Celsius. There are only 7 years left to run out of the existing carbon budget in order to keep global warming at a maximum of 1.5°C…


    One of the Founders of our Association, Assoc. Meneviş Uzbay Pirili won the Woman of the Land Award for her pioneering work in ecological literacy education in Izmir.

    With their inspiring projects that support soil, biodiversity, and women’s power, the 2022 winners of the Yves Rocher Foundation Women of the Soil Award, organized for the 7th time this year in Turkey, are Ebru Baybara Demir (Biodegradable Waste Management Project from Soil to Soil), Selvi Gürevin (Zero Waste Home – Soil Movement), Meneviş Uzbay Pirili (Ecological Literacy Training to Understand the Language of the Earth).

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    Ecological Literacy Education


    Zeytince Association, in cooperation with city stakeholders, continues to provide “ecological literacy training” to nearly 2000 participants since 2018.


    PSLifestyle Horizon 2020

    Co-creating Positive and Sustainable Lifestyle tool with and for European Citizens

    Actors of Urban Change Project: Tramp Kitchen

    The Loitering Kitchen Project explores whether a common, sustainable and equitable food ecosystem is possible and the production-consumption of food on its journey from seed to table.

    It is funded under actors of urban change (AUC).

    Project Pomace

    We tend to perceive design as an action with beginning and end. The illusion that the designed product has a similar linear and one-way life is also very related to this perception. However, as usual, the process involving the designer constitutes a very small part of the life cycle of the product.

    Organizations in Cooperation

    This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site.