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The New Environmentalism Of Everyday Life: Sustainability, Material Flows And Movements, David Schlosberg, Romand Coles Jan 2016

The New Environmentalism Of Everyday Life: Sustainability, Material Flows And Movements, David Schlosberg, Romand Coles

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

This article analyzes recent developments in environmental activism, in particular movements focused on reconfiguring material flows. The desire for sustainability has spawned an interest in changing the material relationship between humans, other beings, and the non-human realm. No longer willing to take part in unsustainable practices and institutions, and not satisfied with purely individualistic and consumer responses, a growing focus of environmental movement groups is on restructuring everyday practices of circulation, for example, on sustainable food, renewable energy, and making. The shift to a more sustainable materialism is examined using three frameworks: a move beyond an individualist and value-focused notion ...