The purpose of this blog is to research into, lobby for and communicate sustainable consumption. The blog arose from the realisation that we keep increasing our consumption although we know that climate change is happening and Earth’s resources are dwindling. The blog will be a platform for research-based advocacy of sustainable consumption with aims of reaching out to a larger audience of policymakers, organisations, companies and individuals. As media today largely are publishing stories that sell, and politicians preach topics that get them re-elected, this platform is needed to balance the prevailing streamlined growth-paradigm. With research and science as a basis the aim is to establish visions of alternative futures where happiness is detached from having more things.
The blog editors are
- Marius Korsnes, researcher at the department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
- Martin Loeng, PhD Candidate at the Department of Social Anthropology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
For any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch!
The header image is taken by Daniel Barter. Check out his facebook page in the caption!