This module provides and overview of the field of sustainable consumption. Research and policy in sustainable consumption is largely dominated by techno-economic thinking which overlooks social organisation of some of the more ordinary aspects of everyday life that are fundamental determinants of an individual’s environmental impact. As well as considering how societies manage essential but ordinary forms of consumption, the module also expects students to take part in an applied project to make their local community more sustainable. This module will challenge students to think about the complexity of steering everyday life to be more sustainable.
- Lecturer: Katherine Keenan