Viivi Toivio is part of the 1.5-Degree Lifestyle project, where she analyzes lifestyle carbon footprints and potentials for low-carbon options. She has also been involved developing an educational game used for promoting 1.5-degree lifestyles on a household level and several online Lifestyle tests for measuring personal carbon footprint and promoting sustainable lifestyle choices. Her work at D-Mat focuses on developing procedures and tools for the material and carbon footprint calculation of households and lifestyles, as well as for individual products and services. She is motivated by the fact that in her work she is able to put into practice her own values in diverse and inspiring ways by consulting and training the transition of private households, municipalities and business towards one-planet thinking.
Viivi holds a Master’s degree in Biological and Environmental Sciences (University of Helsinki) and versatile working history in ecological field and laboratory work and in environmental education with different authorities and municipalities.