Consumption and Environment Series (2011-2012)

This webinar series provides information and resources to increase understanding of the issues associated with sustainable consumption and to support those who want to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and create more sustainable patterns of consumption in their communities. These webinars focus on helping regulators and environmental management experts gain better understanding of individuals' and organizations' consumption patterns and motivations.

Unfortunately, recorded materials and presentations are not available from this series.




A Potential Solution: Plentitude

November 1, 2011

Juliet Schor, author of Plentitude and professor of sociology at Boston College

Social Marketing for the Environment

October 25, 2011

Nancy Lee, president of Social Marketing Services, Inc. and associate professor at University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs

Counting Consumption: Measuring the Impacts of What We Consume (Part 2)

October 4, 2011

David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; Chris Jones, lead developer for the Cool Climate Calculator

Sustainable Consumption, the Economy, and Ecological Footprint Accounting

September 13, 2011

Mathis Wackernagel, co-founder of Global Footprint Network; David Batker, Executive Director of Earth Economics

Integrating Sustainable Consumption into Your Community

August 2, 2011

Shannon Davis, US EPA, Region 9; John de Graaf, KCTS; Eldan Goldenberg, Sustainable Seattle

Counting Consumption: Measuring the Impacts of What We Consume (Part 1)

June 7, 2011

David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; Michael Lazarus, director of Stockholm Environmental Institute (Seattle office)

Food: Why we waste too much

May 3, 2011

Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland and freelance journalist; Jean Schwab, leader of EPA's Food Recovery Initiative and Greenscapes Program; Ashley Zanolli, EPA, West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum Co-Lead

Evolutionary Psychology and the Creation of Desire

March 1, 2011

Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice and professor at Swarthmore University; Geoffrey Miller, author of Spent: Sex, Evolution and Consumer Behavior and associate professor at University of New Mexico; Derry Allen, EPA's Office of Strategic Environmental Management

Unsustainable Consumption & The Rise and Fall of Consumer Cultures

February 1, 2011

Erik Assadourian, Senior Fellow, World Watch Institute