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Ms Claire Hoolohan

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Claire Hoolohan is a researcher in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, based at The University of Manchester. Her research interests include how social practices around food and water are collectively organised and the role of individuals, businesses, policy makers and others in building a more sustainable future.

Keywords: 
Food, sustainable consumption, Water, Business

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Sustainable Consumption Institute

Consumption is a hugely powerful force.

The sustainability challenges we face stem largely from an explosion in consumption, and the corresponding exploitation of finite resources. To successfully respond to these challenges, we must now radically reduce the resource intensity of everyday lives.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, corporate sustainability, Consumption, sustainable consumption

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Sustainable Practices Research Group

If there is to be any effective response to climate change, substantially and significantly new ways of living are urgently required. There is growing recognition of the need for fresh ways of framing problems of climate change, consumption and demand, and for forms of intervention capable of catalysing entrenched habits and practices and of doing so quickly and on a big scale.  Understanding and intervening in the dynamics of social practice are central to the challenge of sustainable consumption.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Consumption, sustainable consumption, Climate change