‘HABBIT’ are HOBBITS which represents HABITS
The Habbit is a representation of your environmental habits in three dimensions. Your habits and patterns of living can be measured, analysed and built as the limbs and body parts. Each part of the body represents a different type of environmental burden. The feet- transport, hands- home energy, mouth- water, stomach- consumption, bottom- waste, eyes/head- standby in consumer products and height reflects overall CO2 burden.
The image on the top represents a ‘worst type’ Habbit and the image below shows a person living sustainably.
The Habbit can be used to measure, analyse, and understand, and change individual patterns of environmental impact. It hopes to increase the individuals awareness of their personal contribution to global warming and climate change relative to other people. This will effect the necessary change in our system of consumption that will help us move towards the target of sustainability.
The Changing Habbits project was initiated, designed and developed by Giraffe’s Professor David Walker and Rob Holdway. Check out the Changing Habbits website here to create your own Habbit. The website is still in Beta stage so we would appreciate all your comments to make it better.