- Children and the Environment
- ELiCiT (Exploring lifestyle changes in transition)
- Foundations for Sustainable Living
- Mapping Rebound Effects
- PASSAGE (Prosperity and Sustainability in the Green Economy)
- Policy Dialogue
- Price Responsiveness of Demand in Energy
- Resilience and Sustainable Lifestyles
- Sustainability Transitions in Food Systems
- Sustainable Living in Remote Rural Scotland
"Why green consumerism sucks"
University of Surrey, 45 AZ 04
Dec 17 2013 - 13:00
SLRG/CES Seminar, 17 December 2013
Dr Tom Crompton
Change Strategist, WWF-UK
Tom Crompton is certain that mainstream environmentalism is dangerously obsessed with getting people to 'save the planet' while doing other things - shopping, looking cool, or just mindlessly getting on with life. This seminar will explore the facts why this won't work, and why enthusiasts for green consumerism press on regardless.
Tom Crompton is a change activist at the WWF-UK. For five years he headed the WWF-International's Trade and Investment Programme (working on World Trade Organization issues, for example). In his overall ambition to help capacitating the international system to implement needed changes faster than currently practised, he published a series of reports: "Weathercocks and Signposts: the environment movement at a crossroads" (2008); "Simple and Painless? The limitations of spillover in environmental campaigning" (with John Thogersen, 2008), and "Meeting Environmental Challenges: The Role of Human Identity" (with Tim Kasser, 2009), work that culminated naturally in the WWF-report Common Cause.
For more information visit the Common Cause - Working for Values and Frames website. Listen to his Tedx talk on The Conscience Industry here.
Seminar enquiries to Gemma Birkett, Administrative Co-ordinator of SLRG. There is no cost to attend this seminar but please let Gemma know if you plan to attend
Please note that any views and opinions expressed in the seminar are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of RESOLVE, SLRG, ESRC, Defra, The Scottish Government or the University of Surrey
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