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XXII.3 May - June 2015
Page: 56
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Designing for transitions to sustainable lifestyles


Authors:
Adrian Clear, Kirstie O'Neill, Adrian Friday

Despite the significant risks for human and non-human life posed by the so-called Anthropocene, greenhouse-gas emissions are still rising. In such a context, how do we as citizen-consumers attempt to transition toward sustainability? The ways in which people currently practice activities such as cooking, eating, traveling, and keeping warm can all be changed to be more, or less, sustainable. To realistically have any chance at mitigating harmful climate-change effects, the changes required are significant, suggesting ways of living that might be difficult to comprehend within existing norms and expectations of consumption. If we want to facilitate such “profound changes” [1],…




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