Autonomous Vehicles and Consumption Halina Brown Technologies of personal mobility – cars, airplanes – enable us to pursue lifestyles of big consumption. The lesson from his experience is that we should think in advance about potential future impacts on consumption of emerging new technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, popularly known as self-driving cars. Judging by Read more about Autonomous Vehicles and Consumption[…]
Report from Annual Conference of Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, May 18, 2017, Worcester, Massachusetts Halina Brown I recently attended an annual conference of a Massachusetts organization called Smart Growth Alliance. There, it became clear to me that if the SCORAI community wants to make an impact in the “action” domain of our name it needs Read more about Annual Conference of Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance[…]
Community and Connections: Report on Day 2 of SCORAI 2017 Workshop: Bridging Research, Action, and Policy Ethan Goffman The second day of Bridging Research, Action, and Policy was more circuitous and variegated than Day 1, although the discussion did wend its way toward the main theme of connecting research and action on sustainable consumption. Religion Read more about Community and Connections: SCORAI 2017 Workshop[…]
Report on Day 1 of Bridging Research Action Policy, the SCORAI 2017 Workshop Ethan Goffman What is the relationship between theory, as generated in a university, and practice, both through policy and activism? This was the overarching first-day theme of the Sustainable Consumption: Bridging Research and Action and Policy workshop. The discussion made clear that Read more about Bridging Research Action Policy[…]
This cartoon is a follow-up response to Halina’s great post, and it seems as though heavily marketing it (and others) to the U.S. mainstream in the guise of a one or two word “brand” could go a long way in addressing her cogent concerns.
Most of my friends are concerned about climate change and support the idea of appropriate government interventions. That is probably true for many SCORAI listserv subscribers. But how often do we engage with these friends in conversations about sustainable consumption? In my case: rarely. I do not do it because I do not want to Read more about Halina Brown: Sustainable Consumption Up Close and Personal[…]
Since last summer I have been writing about the relentless upward creep of household consumption (and carbon footprint) with growing household income. The question that preoccupies me is this: can income and private consumption be decoupled? In my view this is one of the most important challenges for the SCORAI community: the researchers, activists and Read more about Halina Brown: The relentless household carbon footprint creep: US and China[…]