Challenging Consumerism: Toward Living Well Sustainably
Major takeaways from SCORAI’s sustainable production and consumption workshop
The 3rd Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) workshop took place from March 8‐10, 2012 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. This gathering brought together leading, innovative researchers from universities and policy think tanks with a diverse group of North American policy makers, practitioners and representatives from NGOs, business and industry associations, financial institutions and advocacy organizations. This workshop had 3 objectives: (1) To deepen the knowledge base of how systemic changes toward a more sustainable society can take place; (2) To assemble the empirical findings from local practices in sustainable well‐being that are being demonstrated in localities across North America and internationally; (3) To examine the above findings through the lenses of critical theory, policy making, business strategy, technology assessment, sustainability education, and others, with an eye toward identifying those that have potential for mainstreaming and promoting systemic change.
One Earth (contact: info@OneEarthWeb.org), Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)