The Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living
PERL is a partnership of educators and researchers from over 140 institutions in more than 50 countries–working to empower citizens to live responsible and sustainable lifestyles.
The power to stimulate change lies in the hands of conscious consumers and active citizens through the choices they make every day. Together with governments and business, individuals can influence local as well as global issues such as climate change, financial instability, poverty and personal health.
The challenges we face are complex. They are systematic and personal, immediate and long-term. PERL focuses on research and education for behaviour and policy change towards more responsible, sustainable living. PERL contributes to the process of assisting people to move…..
- from confusion to insight
- from fear to hope
- from `me’ to `us’
- from words to action
Welcome on March 10-11, 2015 to the PERL international conference entitled:
A Decade of Responsible Living: Preparing, Engaging, Responding and Learning.
70 PERL partners from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa consulted, laughed, danced and worked together to further develop education and research about responsible living.
Totile Levandauskaite from Lithuania won first place in the PERL magazine/press article competition. Winners of the photo competition were James Phillip and Abdi Ali from Tanzania. A Bulgarian group won the video competition with their video “Watch!” and Mani Mehrvarz from Poland won with his video “A Spark of Hope for the Past”
A newly published PERL booklet, “Learning to Be", focuses on education for sustainable living and is the third in a series providing an overview of policies and practices from countries around the world.
This project has been carried out with the support of the European Union in the framework of the Erasmus Academic Networks. The content of this project does not necessarily reflect the position of the European Commission. The Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the content.