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 analyze 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 2016-2018.
Maurie J. Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology (on sabbatical from SCORAI Board till June 2019)
SCORAI Europe Newsletter
SCORAI collaborates with several organizations. It is a founding member of the North American Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption (NARSPAC) and a member of the New Economy Coalition. International affiliates include SCORAI-Europe and SCORAI-China. SCORAI also contributes to the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption (GRF-SPaC). SCORAI is actively involved in encouraging and facilitating the development of affiliates in other parts of the world (e.g. Israel, Brazil) and engages with the United Nations Environment Agency and its constituent programs.
We are proud partners with:
- Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (FE KAN SSCP)
- Forum for Sustainable Visions in Action (ViA)
- Global Network on Sustainable Lifestyles
- International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS)
- Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption
- Energy and Social Science Network (EASSN)
- Tellus Institute
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.