The Habbits are humanoid forms with body parts distorted relative to the environmental impact of common activities. Each body part is assigned to one impact: Feet - Transport; Hands - Home Energy; Mouth - Water; Bum - Waste; Belly - Food and Head - Electrical Goods and the body parts are grown where an individual's impact is higher.
The government target for sustainable living in 2050 is that no individual shall have a higher carbon footprint than 2 tonnes. The Changing Habbits programme is designed to help you reduce your carbon emissions whilst saving you money.
What can I do as an individual?
We all have responsibility to change our Habbits and reduce our carbon footprint. Every UK citizen emitts on average 12.1 tonnes of CO2. Simple life-style changes can guide you in the right direction towards a more sustainable and balanced Habbit.
Changing Habbits is an innovative, action based programme that encourages a culture of pro-environmental behaviours. Changing Habbits has been adopted by staff at the Greater London Authority and Canon Europe committed to reducing their personal carbon footprint. This programme is being delivered by London Leader Rob Holdway and Giraffe Innovation, in association with the London Sustainable Development Commission's 2009 London Leaders programme. The vehicle for programme delivery is the www.changinghabbits.org website.
The basis for the engagement is an innovative visual technique called ‘Habbits’. ‘Habbits’ are humanoid forms with body parts distorted relative to the environmental impact of common activities. Each body part is assigned to one impact: feet - transport; hands - home energy; mouth - water; stomach - food; bum - waste and head - electrical goods and the body parts are grown where your impact is higher.