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With the national program Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism, Slovenia has gained a great deal of international recognition and visibility as a green destination in the last few years, which has consequently been followed by an increasing number of foreign tourists every year. At the same time, tourist activities on farms have developed in Slovenia, which, in their essence, offer closer contact with nature and people.


Slovenians are big meat lovers. Data for 2018 show that we eat much more meat (92.6 kg) than the European average (69.3 kg). Meat self-sufficiency is 80%, so meat must be imported; especially the pig meat we eat the most.

On a global scale, livestock farming is the second largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The IPCC therefore calls for a change in not only agricultural practices but also our eating habits.


The level of consumption of household assets as well as savings or investments depends largely on disposable income. It is a fundamental indicator of the material well-being of households. The disposable (net) income of households in Slovenia has increased very slightly over the last five years, which also raises the poverty risk threshold.


Almost all Slovenian households have a washing machine and refrigerator, and they possess more and more dishwashers, dryers and microwaves. While, on the one hand, the consumption of electricity and other resources is reduced due to rapid and exceptional technological improvements (such as smart appliances), it is also increasing the number of these appliances in households, which negates the achievements in efficient use of resources. This is usually referred to as the "Rebound effect".


Our health and the environment are directly linked. Food choices affect both the environment and human health. Slovenes consume too little of food that is beneficial to our health. We are eating too few vegetables, half of Slovenian adults eat unhealthy. Obesity is on the rise, both in the elderly and in children. However, Slovenes self-assess their health status as relatively good on average. Households with lower income self-assess their health slightly worse.