August 25, 2016

SCORAI is a multi-regional assemblage of networks with independent groups in North America, Europe, China, and Israel

Our Mission

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.

Our Board

Anders Hayden, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University

 

Halina Szejnwald Brown, Clark University

Maurie J. Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology (on sabbatical from SCORAI Board till June 2019)

 

Daniel Fischer, Arizona State University

Deric Gruen, University of Washington

 

Philip J. Vergragt, Tellus Institute and Clark University

Community Manager

Robert Orzanna, orzanna.de

Monthly Newsletter

Liz Allen (@ElizabAllen)

SCORAI Europe Newsletter

Gary Goggins (NUI Galway)

Our Partners

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:

Our activities

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.

Our networks

Get in touch with one of our regional networks.

  1. SCORAI China
  2. SCORAI Europe
  3. SCORAI Israel
  4. SCORAI Brazil