Why Reaching Net-Zero Will Increase Our Happiness and Wellbeing

Author and ‘eco-entrepreneur’ Mukti Mitchell, creator of the World No. 1 online carbon footprint calculator, is to speak at Falmouth University’s launch for a Carbon Literacy Workshop on how improving the quality of your life reduces your carbon footprint.

The event - ‘Low Carbon Happiness’ - which is free to attend and open to the public as well as students, will take place on Tuesday 17 March 2020 in the Woodlane Campus from 9.30am until 1.30pm and focus on Mukti’s unique positive approach to living a low carbon lifestyle, encouraging his audience to look forward to the future rather than fear it.

“Life in 2030 will look very similar to today” predicts Mukti, “the difference will be that our energy use will be 80% more efficient, and because of that we will be happier and healthier too.  For example, when you buy a long-lasting product it is more enjoyable to use, costs less in the long run, and has a much smaller carbon footprint over its lifetime.  ‘Smart Living’ is when we make lifestyle choices that are good for the planet and our health, wealth and happiness at the same time.   And it really is achievable.”

Olivier Milliner, Head of Sustainability, Falmouth University believes the presentation will show how sustainability should be embedded in students’ future careers and will “engage and inspire the minds of students and decision makers in how to work towards a low carbon economy”.  Whilst course lecturer Steven Bond believes it will “show how life after 2030 will be better than today thanks to the positive effects of actions to save CO2” adding “I think this is something often overlooked, and gives us all something to look forward to when taking action in our everyday lives.”

‘Low Carbon Happiness’ talk & workshop will be held at Lecture Theatre 2, Woodlane Campus, University of Falmouth 9.30am-1.30pm Tues 17th March, and is free to attend.