From time to time we’re faced with alarming reports claiming that we’re using up resources as if we had more than one planet, and in doing so, risking the wellbeing of future generations and jeopardizing sensitive ecosystems. Various attempts has been made to present alternative ways in order to create a development which would ensure both social and ecological sustainability.
”Sustainable consumption” is a frequented term in these kinds of discussions – but what does it mean and how does it work? By recognizing the power in consumer patterns, some advocates for market solutions to the problems caused by mass consumption. If the consumers deliberately were to start chosing products that are less harmful to the climate, the downward spiral could be turned around. But is this really realistic? And if so, how does it work on microlevels and mesolevels?
In our last Whole Earth?event before the summer we are happy to welcome you all to a seminar with Herman Stål, Mikael Jonsson and Mattias Näsman who will discuss the preconditions for consumer power and sustainable consumption.