WESSA Sustainability Commons

The Sustainability Commons launch was held on 15 February, 2017 in Lusaka. The project is funded by USAID via WESSA which is an ongoing project running from 2017. Stepping up to Sustainability is aimed at reducing the environmental impact that is caused by humanity, and invites people to adopt ‘change choice practices.’ As people adopt change, choice practices they may also choose to participate in social media activities. When used widely the social media offers support structures that enable greater communication and the sharing of ideas and practices more widely. Change choice practices emphasise the ability of participants to select and engage in real-life practices rather than the more traditional approach, which emphasises awareness or attitude change with the expectation that behaviour change will follow. The project aims at establishing Centres of Action for Sustainable Urban Development (CASUD) in Zambia.