SCORAI (Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative) is an international knowledge network of researchers and practitioners committed to building a flourishing and ecologically-sound society by changing the way we consume.

We are organizing our next conference in 2023.

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Where is the ACTION in Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative?

by Tom Bowerman 

By the time SCORAI discussions like the most recent one peter out, when all is said and done, it appears that much more is said than done. The SCORAI acronym states “Research and Action”. As we contemplate the quantity of metals and minerals to “transition to sustainability”, where is the “action” of challenging our current fossil fuel powered growth paradigm by personally and collectively reducing our consumptive behaviors? How? Stop driving, flying. Downsize. Etc.

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SSCP KAN Online Conference 2022

by SSCP KAN Organizing Committee

We are pleased to announce that registration for the SSCP KAN Online Conference 2022 is now open!

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Can citizen action be effective for climate change?

by Valerie Brachya, SCORAI Board member

A blog post summary of a recent discussion on our community listserv.

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Footprint Calculator

by Cool Climate (UC Berkeley)

SCORAI recommends its members to use this footprint calculator, which is sourced from the Cool Climate Network.

Our long-standing SCORAI member Tom Bowerman has recommended it to us; he himself is a shining example for all of us how to reduce our carbon footprint.

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Basic Training for the Relay Race to Transition

Debbie Kasper, Environmental Sociologist
November 10, 2022

The Case for Degrowth

Giorgos Kallis
December 19, 2020

Can the radical reduce of products reduce consumption, waste, and even inequity?

Gene W. Homicki, CEO & Co-Founder,  
september 30, 2020

Community-led EcoCity Transformation: Developing an Urban Systems Community  of Practice

Duncan Crowley 
March 23, 2021

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