Choosing sufficiency for greater fulfilment and satisfaction
Steffen Hirth was interviewed by Emanuela Barbiroglio for 'Horizon – The EU Research & Innovation Magazine'.
Inaugural issue of ‘Consumption and Society’ out now
Dan Welch is the co-founder of the new journal focussing on understanding consumption as societal phenomenon.
SCI workshop: Net Zero Populism
The SCI and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research hosted a workshop on ‘Net Zero Populism’ led by Mat Paterson, Stan Wilshire and Carly McLachlan.
Putting Net Zero into Action: addressing the implementation gap
SCI Honorary Researcher joined a panel of experts at the UKERC Research Conference ‘Putting Net Zero into Action: addressing the implementation gap’, and gave a talk about the government’s ongoing Net Zero Society project
SCI Researcher to speak at Sustainable Futures event in September
Catherine Walker to speak about ‘Negotiating climate and sustainability challenges in migrant households in the UK and Australia’ at the event.
SCI Blog: The Other Side of the Fence - Consumption, Activism, and the Owens Park Tower Occupation
SCI PhD Student Anna-Maria Köhnke writes in her new blog post about the 2020 occupation of Owens Park and how it links to current strike waves.
Climate Emergency: How the Inequality Crisis is Dynamically Related to the Sociogenesis of Climate Change
Mark has just published an article in the first issue of a new international journal, Global Social Challenges.
SCI workshop: (Re)making infrastructures in response to sustainability and climate emergencies
On 30th June SCI Research Associate Torik Holmes and his collaborators held an SCI-funded workshop on '(Re)making infrastructures in response to sustainability and climate emergencies' at Alliance Manchester Business School.
Performing the Circular economy: How an ambiguous discourse is managed and maintained through meetings
SCI Honorary Researcher co-publishes journal article on Circular Economy discourse in “inspiration” meetings in Sweden.
The SCI at the Manchester Histories Festival
The Manchester Histories Festival 2022 took place from Wednesday 8th June – Sunday 12th June 2022 and we are delighted to have seen several of our members and affiliated staff contribute to the event.
Sherilyn MacGregor promoted to Professor of Environmental Politics
We are delighted to announce that Sherilyn MacGregor has been promoted to Professor of Environmental Politics.
Cultural stratification in the UK: Persistent gender and class differences in cultural voraciousness
SCI Honorary Researcher Tally Katz-Gerro co-published a new journal article with Oriel Sullivan in the Journal of Consumer Culture.
New report on local energy systems across UK
A report on local energy systems across the UK, by Maria Sharmina and Tyndall Centre colleagues, has been published by the EnergyREV research consortium.
The government’s energy strategy: missed opportunities, false solutions, better ways forward
SCI Director Professor Matthew Paterson discusses the newly published British Energy Security Strategy, its flaws and lack of effective solutions, and suggests key ways to move forward successfully.
SCI PhD student wins Make A Difference Award
Chantal V. Bright has been awarded the Make A Difference Award by Social Responsibility at Manchester for promoting educational equality for menstruators by addressing period poverty in Liberia.
How are digital platforms being mobilised to re-imagine the future of cities? Inaugural lecture by Mike Hodson
In this lecture, Prof Hodson addressed how digital platforms as a form of urban infrastructure are being used in visions of future cities, the social interests shaping this, and the resulting implications.
Enabling Smart Water Communities: SCI researcher win funding in Ofwat Breakthrough Challenge
Ali Browne and her collaborators awarded funding for the Ofwat Water Breakthrough Challenge 2 for their project ‘Enabling Smart Water Communities’.
New SCI report: Incorporating Food into Manchester’s Climate Change Response
Dr Jo Mylan and Dr Filippo Oncini have co-published a new report ‘Transforming Food Provision through Sustainable Innovation’.
New National Trust exhibition featuring SCI research
The exhibition launches a programme of activity, called Unintended Consequences that will encourage visitors to consider what everyone can do to create a more sustainable future.
SCI Researcher visiting the University of Melbourne
After many Covid 19-related delays Catherine Walker finally embarked on a three month research visit down under at SGEAS at University of Melbourne.
Sustainable Consumption Institute to welcome two visitors this May
For the next three months Anne Sofie Askholm will be visiting the Sustainable Consumption Institute and spend her time getting a deeper insight into processes of change in everyday practices.
SCI Director awarded Distinguished Scholar Award
Due to COVID-19 Mat Paterson was finally awarded the ESS 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Nashville in March 2022.
Talking methods, talking about methods: Invoking the transformative potential of social methods through animals, objects and how-to instructions
The blog post investigates if we should be spending more time talking about methods.
Trajectories in Environmental Politics
Sustainable Consumption Institute Reader Sherilyn MacGregor is the co-editor of a new book published by the journal Environmental Politics.
Prof Mike Hodson to host AMBS Original Thinking Lecture
The AMBS Original Thinking Lecture will be hosted by Michael Hodson, Professor of Cities, Innovation and Society.
New Oxfam report by SCI researcher: Caring in a changing climate
SCI Reader Sherilyn MacGregor co-published new report with Seema Arora-Jonsson and Maeve Cohen