Diplom 2011, Lena Panzlau
According to advocates of environmental protection, in order to really make a change, every individual would have to reduce their annual CO2 emissions to a maximum of two metric tons. This corresponds to an 11-ton decrease for the average German. The project “1t CO2” took a cheerful approach to this challenge, asking: “What do we want to invent, how can we rethink the way we live, and how can we save money along the way to achieving this ambitious goal?” The project placed individual human beings at the center of this discourse: What would our lives look like in a world where we have reduced our annual CO2 emissions to one metric ton of CO2 per head – a new world that we can now work to create? 50 utopians of all ages and professions contributed their ideas for a more climate-friendly world in which we would all like to live – and, in doing so, may have taken the first step towards creating a “low-carbon” culture.