New report sets out a strategy roadmap for fostering and communicating sustainable lifestyles, illustrated by cases from around the world

The Fostering and Communicating Sustainable Lifestyles: Principles and Emerging Practices report furthers understanding of sustainable lifestyles to accelerate their widespread adoption. (Summary Report and Full Report attached) This report offers a four step strategy roadmap for success with eight operating principles to guide the design, adaptation, and evaluation of sustainable lifestyles campaigns and initiatives as Read more about New report sets out a strategy roadmap for fostering and communicating sustainable lifestyles, illustrated by cases from around the world[…]

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Nature’s Laws No Longer Apply…

by Chris Clugston and shared by William Rees on the SCORAI mailing list. …because we Homo sapiens have become “exemptional”! The vast majority of industrialized humanity presumes without thought or question that our industrial lifestyle paradigm – the way of life that we in the industrialized world consider “normal” – will persist indefinitely. While seldom Read more about Nature’s Laws No Longer Apply…[…]

This is what SCORAI members think about the “Sharing Economy”

William Rees It has long puzzled me that discussions of the neoliberal economy often neglect two things: The first is that the neoliberal ‘lens’ magnifies a single growth-promoting value—efficiency–at the expense of all others.  The result is more efficient (and more destructive) growth (simply getting bigger, not necessarily better) at the expense of economic diversity, Read more about This is what SCORAI members think about the “Sharing Economy”[…]

Announcing Winter/Spring Mini-Colloquium Series on Post-work/Post-consumer Futures

The SCORAI Board and Tellus Institute are pleased to announce plans to host a Winter/Spring Mini-Colloquium Series on Post-work/Post-consumer Futures that will delve into issues at the interface of digital automation, technological unemployment, worktime reduction, consumption, and lifestyle innovation. Speakers in the series will be: February 16: Peter Frase, Editor at Jacobin magazine and author Read more about Announcing Winter/Spring Mini-Colloquium Series on Post-work/Post-consumer Futures[…]

What do SCORAI members think of Planned Obsolescence?

Harald Wieser I used the term design in a very broad sense, comprising both fashion and technology/engineering. In so far, I don’t think that the decisions made by designers and engineers are governed by different logics regarding product lifetimes (probably by different interests though, as many engineers regard designing for durability as a virtue). In Read more about What do SCORAI members think of Planned Obsolescence?[…]

Call for Participation in The North American Basic Income Congress

This news was shared by Michael Howard on our mailing list. The North American Basic Income Congress will be held at The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College 2180 Third Ave. New York, NY 10035 June 16-18, 2017, With a special event June 15 at Roosevelt House, 47-49 East​ ​65th St. Papers, panel Read more about Call for Participation in The North American Basic Income Congress[…]

Adelaide 3R Declaration 1 towards the Promotion of Circular Economy in Achieving Resource Efficient Societies in Asia and the Pacific under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The following document was shared by Ahmad Mahdavi. Asia and the Pacific is the most rapidly urbanizing and industrializing region in the world. The unprecedented scale and speed of the urban industrial transformation coupled with increased production and consumption has lifted millions of people out of poverty. However, this presents challenges for Asia-Pacific countries in Read more about Adelaide 3R Declaration 1 towards the Promotion of Circular Economy in Achieving Resource Efficient Societies in Asia and the Pacific under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development[…]