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 advance research, disseminate knowledge, impact policies and support campaigns. SCORAI recognizes that technological innovation alone is insufficient to address climate change and environmental threats. Therefore we support transformative changes in the economy, institutions and culture.
For more information, download our Activity Report 2018-2020
See also: Activity Report 2016-2018
Founding Board Members
Maurie Cohen, NJIT
Jeffrey Barber, Integrated Strategy Forum
John Stutz, Tellus Institute
Philip Vergragt, Tellus Institute
Halina Brown, Clark University
Manisha Anantharaman Learn more…
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Neal Gorenflo Learn more…
John de Graaf Learn more…
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Newsletter & Media Editors
Editor of the monthly SCORAI newsletter
Editor of the SCORAI Europe newsletter
Social Media and Community manager
SCORAI was founded in 2008 in the USA in order to build connections among researchers and practitioners working on sustainable consumption. Since its modest beginning as a North America-focused network, it has become a global organization with approximately 1400 members in 2020.
When the vibrancy and size of SCORAI participants in Europe, Israel, China and Brazil reached a critical mass, they created their own identities as SCORAI affiliates. SCORAI International remains anchored in North-America, its region of origin, but at the same time enjoys a global membership, and supports coordination and communication with regional affiliates via its newsletter and listserv.
WITHOUT YOU, THERE IS NO SCORAI!
Special thanks to our sustaining members
Frieder Rubik, John Stutz, Julia Steinberger, Tom Abeles, Ashwani Vasishth, Benyamin Lichtenstein, Carol Holst, Kira Jen Matus, Richard Wilk, James Speth, Tom R. Bowerman, Peter Victor, John Cross, Vanessa Timmer, Angelina Korsunova, Kuishuang Feng, Monica Guillen Royo, John de Graaf, Anders Hayden, Michael Maniates, Inge Røpke, Goretty Dias, Wendy Wuyts
SCORAI is a unique knowledge-action network run by volunteers, with nearly 1300 subscribers. Since 2008 we have served as a vibrant community nurturing high-quality exchanges on issues of sustainable consumption. Our activities include the listserve and newsletter, workshops and conferences, videos and publications, which are defining the field.