The Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) is a knowledge network of professionals working at the interface of material consumption, human well-being, and technological and cultural change. We aim to foster a transition beyond the currently dominant consumer society.
SCORAI provides a forum for scholars and practitioners striving to understand the drivers of the consumerist economy in affluent technological societies; to formulate and analyse options for post-consumerist lifestyles, social institutions, and economic systems; and to provide the knowledge for emergent grassroots innovations, social movements, and public policies.
For more information, download our activity report 2013-2015: SCORAI Activity Report 2013 - 2015 (1368 downloads)
- Halina Szejnwald Brown, Clark University
- Maurie J. Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Emily Huddart Kennedy, Washington State University
- Philip J. Vergragt, Tellus Institute and Clark University
- Deric Gruen, University of Washington
- Anders Hayden, Dalhousie University
- Cindy Isenhour, University of Maine
- John Stutz, Tellus Institute
Please visit our dedicated page scorai.org/partners for more information.
Communication among members of SCORAI occurs primarily via a moderated listserv and a monthly newsletter. If you would like to participate in the ongoing discussion and/or receive announcements about SCORAI activities, please join or send a message to email@example.com.
Colloquium on Consumption and Social Change got underway on April 16, 2014, with the first presentation in this year-long discussion on consumption and social change. The series seeks to bring together scholars and practitioners concerned with social change into a sustained and free-flowing interaction that will hopefully generate novel insights, inform policy processes and political activism and contribute to new research directions.
Get in touch with one of our regional networks.