Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG) Workshop | Sustainable Living: myths, meanings and realities

SML-SLRG_WS_imageThe Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG) will host a workshop on ‘Sustainable Living: myths, meanings and realities’ in London on 3 June 2014.

 

Building on over a decade of research, the event aims to synthesise the lessons from the group’s work on developing new understandings of the processes which lead to changes in people’s lifestyles, behaviours and practices. It also intends to offer evidence-based advice to policy-makers hoping to build and nurture more sustainable ways of living.

 

This stimulating and challenging one-day event is structured under four themes:

  • Exploring transition
  • Community and resilience
  • Barriers to change
  • Synthesis

 

The speakers include:

  • Dr Kate Burningham | Senior Lecturer in Sociology of the Environment, University of Surrey
  • Ian Christie | Research Coordinator, SLRG
  • Dr Helga Dittmar (invited guest speaker) | Reader in Psychology, University of Sussex
  • Professor Tim Jackson | Director, SLRG and author of Prosperity without Growth: economics for a finite planet
  • Professor Andy Stirling | Professor of Science and Technology Policy, University of Sussex
  • Professor Bas Verplanken | Professor of Social Psychology, University of Bath

 

Featuring plenary presentations from the SLRG team and panel discussions with invited experts, the day will offer participants the opportunity of gaining an in-depth understanding of key findings of SLRG research and a lively debate about the challenges ahead.

 

The SLRG aims to develop understandings of the processes which lead to changes in people’s lifestyles, behaviours and practices and also to offer evidence-based advice to policy-makers about realistic strategies to encourage more sustainable lifestyles. Moreover, it strives for building capacity for research in sustainable lifestyles amongst academics, young researchers, practitioners, and user communities.

 

The group’s research portfolio comprises around a dozen projects within four main research clusters:

  • Community | Sustainable Living in Remote Rural Scotland, Resilience and Sustainable Lifestyles, Civil society in sustainability transitions of food systems
  • Economy | Mapping rebound effects from sustainable behaviours, Price Responsiveness of Demand
  • Change processes | The HABIT project, Exploring Lifestyle Change in Transition (ELiCiT), Children and the Environment
  • Synthesis | Directions of Policy Dialogue, Foundations for Sustainable Living

 

The SLRG research programme is coordinated from the University of Surrey (Centre for Environmental Strategy) under the direction of Professor Tim Jackson with Ian Christie as the Research Coordinator. Its partners include the University of Bath, Edinburgh University, the University of Sussex, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Brunel University and it also works closely with non-academic partners including Peterborough City Council, the RSA and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

 

The group receives core funding from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Scottish Government and additional funding for individual projects from the European Commission and the ESRC.

 

Image adapted from the website of the SLRG

 

 

More….

 

Event page http://www.sustainablelifestyles.ac.uk/events/SLRG-dissemniation-event-2014

 

Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG) http://www.sustainablelifestyles.ac.uk/

 

Centre for Environmental Strategy http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ces/ | @CES_Surrey

 

PASSAGE | Prosperity and Sustainability in the Green Economy http://www.prosperitas.org.uk/ | @ProfTimJackson

 

The Sustainable Development Research Network (SDRN) http://sd-research.org.uk/ | @PSI_SDRN

 

 

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