- 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
Debbie Roy to present HABITs project findings, Magdeburg 24 Sept 2013
The hypthesis tested was that ecological intervention is more effective among recently moved households. The study investigated the effects with respect to a range of sustainable activities, and a range of additional dependent variables, such as attitudes, intention, and engagement with the environment. Debbie will present and discuss some preliminary results and implications.
New publication by Tim Jackson and Peter Victor
One of the most important challenges facing economics today is the need for economic activity to remain within ecological limits. The rising threat of climate change, alarming losses in biodiversity and emerging scarcities in essential natural resources all represent a significant threat to the integrity of ecological systems and all who depend on them. They also threaten the stability of economic systems...Read more
New publication by SLRG research fellows Bas Verblanken and Debbie Roy
My worries are rational, climate change is not
Qualifications such as “global warming hysteria” and “energy policy schizophrenia” put forward by some climate change skeptics, usually outside the academic arena, may suggest that people who seriously worry about the environment suffer from psychological imbalance. The present study aimed to refute this thesis. While habitual worrying in general is strongly associated with psychopathological symptoms, in a survey a near-zero correlation was found between habitual ecological worrying and pathological worry. Instead...Read more
Kate Burningham & Sue Venn at BSG Conference | Oxford, 12 Sept 2013
At this years ’ annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology Kate Burningham will be chairing the seminar ‘Transitioning to retirement: understanding the implications for everyday lives'. Sue Venn will present the findings from the SLRG EliCiT project...Read more
Sustainability | Social Practices | Policy; London, 11 September 2013
This "exhibition of ideas and panel discussion" will bring together the SPRG's leading social scientists in the field of sustainable consumption with an invited audience of policy makers, academics, business people and NGOs. ...Read more
Interview project with Tim Jackson
In this cross-media project "Wíll we save the world?: Conversations about the future of technology and the planet", leading international scientists and engineers, noted academics from the humanities and social sciences, prominent figures from the arts and members of the public come together in conversation. The theme is the disturbances of the Earth's system and the shaping of the future. Other interviewees include T.C.Boyle, Peter Head and Paul J. Crutzen...Read more
Kate Burningham and Sue Venn to present findings from the SLRG ELiCiT project in Turin 28-31 August.
At the European Sociological Association (ESA) 11th conference, Kate will be talking in the environment and society stream (RN12), about "Changes in shopping practices with the transition to motherhood" and Sue’s talk in the stream on ageing in europe (RN01), is called "consumption in retirement: implications for environmental sustainability"...Read more
Tim Jackson gives talk at Accion RSE conference on sustainable business, Santiago de Chile 22 August 2013
Accion RSE is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to corporate social responsibility and sustainable development in Chile. Organised as a network, business leaders commit to achieve a more prosperous and just society through successful and sustainable business. Find the video here.
Tim Jackson gives presentation on "The altruist within: in pursuit of sustainability and justice in a broken financial system", Sea of Faith 26th Annual Conference - Leicester 25 July 2013
The SLRG Director was invited to give a talk about his economic and socio-philosophical findings at the 26th Annual Conference of the Sea of Faith Organisation, an engaged and spiritually motivated network of local groups who meet regularly for discussion. The audio recording and presentation slides can be found here.
Tim Jackson awarded the Doctor of Science, 22 July 2013
Leading contributors to the worlds of education, science, literature and health received honorary awards from the University of Brighton. Recipients include Neil Bartlett, Matthew Taylor, Ian Stewart, Elizabeth Mills and Nigel Walker. The ceremony were held in the Brighton Dome Concert Hall.
Tim Jackson gave a lecture at the Organic Research Centre in Elm Farm, debating solutions to the economic challenges facing farming, 18 July 2013
The summer school engages leading individuals from farming, food businesses, research, government and non-governmental organisations in addressing the challenges of producing sufficient food sustainably, to meet not just the requirements of current but also of future generations. The slides of his presentation are available here