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  1. Key study, presentation and life skills 8 items
  2. Key Texts 4 items
    1. The Earthscan reader in sustainable consumption - Tim Jackson 2006

      Book Core Reading

    2. Facebook group - Sustainable Consumption UEA

      Webpage Core Reading please join this group - create a new temporary Facebook account if need be

  3. Week 1 19 items
    1. Week 1 Lecture 1: Introduction to Sustainable Consumption 6 items
      1. Compulsory Reading 3 items
        1. Facebook group - Sustainable Consumption UEA

          Webpage Core Reading please join this group - create a new temporary Facebook account if need be

      2. Suggested Reading 3 items
        aim to read one or two of these
    2. Week 1 Lecture 2: What's wrong with consumption? 13 items
      1. Compulsory Reading 5 items
        1. Living Planet Report 2014 - WWF UK - Living Planet, Report, ecological, credit crunch, species,

          Webpage Core Reading you must read either Living Planet Report or Consumption Explosion

        2. OR

        3. The Consumption Explosion | New Economics Foundation

          Webpage Core Reading you must read either Living Planet Report or Consumption Explosion

      2. Suggested Reading 8 items
        1. People and the planet report - Royal Society 2012

          Webpage Further Reading

        2. Our ecological footprint: reducing human impact on the earth - Mathis Wackernagel, William E. Rees 1996

          Book Further Reading

  4. Week 2 22 items
    1. Week 2 Workshop Wellbeing 4 items
      1. Compulsory Preparation and Reading 3 items
        Print out your Happy Planet results and bring them
        1. Calculate your score on the Happy Planet Index!

          Webpage Core Reading must be completed before the seminar - bring your results

      2. Suggested reading 1 item
    2. Week 2 Lecture 1 7 items
      1. Compulsory reading 2 items
        1. 'Development and Human Needs' chapter in Real-life economics: understanding wealth creation - Paul Ekins, Manfred A. Max-Neef 1992

          Book Core Reading OR use alternative pdf version given below

        2. Development and Human Needs - Manfred Max-Neef

          Article Core Reading alternative pdf version

      2. Suggested reading 5 items
        1. Quality of life: An approach integrating opportunities, human needs, and subjective well-being - Robert Costanza, Brendan Fisher, Saleem Ali, Caroline Beer 2007-3

          Article Further Reading

        2. Human scale development - M.A Max-Neef 1991

          Book Further Reading

    3. Week 2 Lecture 2 11 items
      1. Compulsory Reading 2 items
      2. Suggested Reading 9 items
        1. Fair trade: market-driven ethical consumption - Alex Nicholls, Charlotte Opal 2005

          Book Further Reading

        2. Studying the ethical consumer: a review of research - Terry Newholm, Deirdre Shaw 2007

          Article Further Reading

  5. Week 3 33 items
    1. Workshop Carbon Footprinting 12 items
      1. Compulsory Preparation and Reading 3 items
        1. Preparation: calculate your carbon footprint using the Lynas calculator on Blackboard. Bring a printed copy to the workshop.

        2. A comparison of carbon calculators - J. Paul Padgett, Anne C. Steinemann, James H. Clarke, Michael P. Vandenbergh 2008

          Article Core Reading

        3. Chapter 18: Carbon Capability in The handbook of sustainability literacy - Lorraine Whitmarsh et al 2009

          Chapter Core Reading there's a pdf of this on Blackboard in the week 3 folder

      2. Suggested reading 9 items
        1. Carbon calculators as a tool for a low carbon everyday life? - K. Gram-Hanssen, T. H. Christensen 2012

          Document Further Reading

        2. Carbon labelling: public perceptions of the debate - Paul Upham, Mercedes Bleda 2009

          Book Further Reading summary report

    2. Lecture 1: Visions of Sustainable Consumption 1: Green Growth 10 items
      1. Compulsory reading 2 items
        1. Sustainable development: mapping different approaches - Bill Hopwood, Mary Mellor, Geoff O'Brien 2005

          Article Core Reading

      2. Suggested reading 8 items
        1. Consumer Futures 2020: Scenarios for tomorrow’s consumers 2011

          Document Further Reading Summary available at: http://www.forumforthefuture.org/project/consumer-futures-2020/overview

    3. Lecture 2: Visions of Sustainable Consumption II: De-Growth 11 items
      1. Compulsory reading 3 items
      2. Suggested reading 8 items
        1. The new economics: a bigger picture - David Boyle, Andrew Simms 2009

          Book Further Reading

        2. Chapter "Consumption and its Externalities: Where economy meets ecology (Princen, T.)" in Confronting consumption - Thomas Princen, Michael Maniates, Ken Conca

          Chapter Further Reading pp.23-42 [this is reprinted in Jackson’s 2006 Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Consumption]

  6. Week 4 27 items
    1. Week 4 Workshop: Swipe Right for Sustainability 1 item
      1. Preparation 1 item
    2. Week 4 Lecture 1: Sustainable Consumption Policies 13 items
      1. Compulsory reading 2 items
      2. Suggested reading 11 items
        1. I will if you will - Towards sustainable consumption - Sustainable Development Commission 2006

          Document Further Reading

        2. OECD Better Life Index

          Webpage Further Reading explore the website and think about different measures of ‘success’ in national development - which country is best suited to your priorities?

        3. Measuring National Well-being - ONS

          Webpage Further Reading UK Government on wellbeing measures

    3. Week 4 Lecture 2: Community currencies for sustainability 13 items
      1. Compulsory reading 2 items
      2. Suggested reading 11 items
  7. Week 5 1 item
    1. Week 5 Workshop: What Drives Consumption? 1 item
    2. Week 5 Lecture 1: Theoretical Theatre 0 items
      Please come with questions to ask the panel!
    3. Week 5 Lecture 2: Feed-forward 1 0 items
      We will discuss your coursework outlines. Please submit as instructed, using the template on Blackboard
  8. Week 6 13 items
    1. Week 6 Workshop: Key Concepts and Reading Skills 0 items
      1. Preparation 0 items
        You will be allocated an article to read (allocation will be made by email, in the previous week) Read your allocated article before the seminar, and come ready to discuss it.
    2. Week 6 Lecture 1: Understanding consumption 1: rational choice models 5 items
      1. Compulsory reading 2 items
        1. The new economics of sustainable consumption: seeds of change - Gill Seyfang 2009

          Book Core Reading for rational choice - chapter 1

      2. Suggested reading 3 items
    3. Week 6 Lecture 2: Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting 8 items
      1. Compulsory reading 2 items
        1. Carbon calculators as a tool for a low carbon everyday life? - K. Gram-Hanssen, T. H. Christensen 2012

          Document Core Reading

      2. Suggested reading 6 items
        1. A Definition of 'Carbon Footprint' - T. Wiedmann, J. Minx 2008

          Document Further Reading

        2. Energy Emergence: Rebound and backfire as emergent phenomena - J. Jenkins, T. Nordhaus, M. Shellenberger 2011

          Document Further Reading

        3. Environmental Labelling, Second Report of Session - Environmental Audit Committee 2009

          Document Further Reading

        4. The potential role of carbon labeling in a green economy - Mark A. Cohen, Michael P. Vandenbergh 2012

          Article Further Reading

  9. Week 7 18 items
    1. Week 7 Workshop: Supermarket Sweep - consumer choice and sustainable consumption 1 item
      1. Preparation 0 items
        ** You will be split into groups (announced the week before) and allocated a type of product commonly available in the supermarket, where 'sustainable' options are available (eg coffee, sugar, apples, washing powder, chocolate, ice cream). Visit a supermarket and investigate all the different varieties of this product that are available - go as a group, if you can. Make a list of the different options to choose from, especially concentrating on 'sustainable consumption' options (eg organic, fair trade, local, carbon emissions, healthy options etc). Make a note of how information is conveyed to help the consumer make a sustainable choice (eg labels, traffic light indicators, numbers, icons, charts, branding etc). If possible, collect together the whole range and take a photo of them - ask permission first! There is a letter from me confirming the purpose of this visit, and asking for permission, on Blackboard.
    2. Week 7 Lecture 1: Understanding Consumption II: Social psychological approaches 12 items
      1. Compulsory reading 2 items
      2. Suggested reading 10 items
        1. Learning Diderot's Lesson: Stopping the Upward Creep of Desire - Juliet Schor

          Webpage Further Reading this is also available as a chapter in Tim Jackson's anthology

        2. Mindspace: Influencing behaviour through public policy - P. Dolan, D. Halpern, K. Hallsworth, D. King 2010

          Document Further Reading

        3. Behaviour change and energy use - Department of Energy & Climate Change 2011

          Document Further Reading

    3. Week 7 Lecture 2: Social marketing - Student Switch-Off campaign 5 items
      1. Compulsory reading 2 items
      2. Suggested reading 3 items
  10. Week 8 25 items
    1. Week 8 Workshop: Design a social marketing campaign 3 items
      1. Preparation 1 item
        Think about some innovative ways in which sustainable consumption might be marketed to different population segments
      2. Mindspace: Influencing behaviour through public policy - P. Dolan, D. Halpern, K. Hallsworth, D. King 2010

        Document Further Reading

    2. Week 8 Lecture 1: Understanding Consumption III: Infrastructures of provision 11 items
      1. Compulsory readings 3 items
      2. Suggested reading 8 items
        1. Infrastructures of consumption: environmental innovation in the utility industries - Bas van Vliet, Heather Chappells, Elizabeth Shove 2005

          Book Further Reading in particular, chapters 3 and 8

        2. Competing Discourses of Sustainable Consumption: Does the 'Rationalisation of Lifestyles' Make Sense? - K. Hobson 2002

          Article Further Reading Also reprinted in T. Jackson, (ed) The Earthscan Reader In Sustainable Consumption (Earthscan, London) pp 305-327

        3. Chapter "Sustainable infrastructure by proxy?" of Sustainable consumption: the implications of changing infrastructures of provision - Dale Southerton, Heather Chappells, Bas van Vliet 2004

          Chapter Further Reading

        4. The governance of sustainable socio-technical transitions - Adrian Smith, Andy Stirling, Frans Berkhout 2005

          Article Further Reading

    3. Week 8 Lecture 2: Sustainable systems of provision: Community energy 11 items
      1. Compulsory reading 2 items
        1. Manifesto for a community energy revolution - Community Energy Coalition 2012

          Document Core Reading

        2. A thousand flowers blooming? An examination of community energy in the UK - Gill Seyfang, Jung Jin Park, Adrian Smith 2013

          Article Core Reading

      2. Suggested reading 9 items
        1. Community Energy Strategy 2014

          Document Further Reading

        2. Community Energy 2013

          Website Further Reading UK government website

  11. Week 9 10 items
    1. Week 9 Workshop: Systems thinking. And Feed-Forward 2 discussion 1 item
      1. Feed Forward 2 - coursework-marking exercise

    2. Week 9 Lecture 1: Understanding Consumption IV: Theories of Practice 9 items
      1. Compulsory reading 2 items
      2. Suggested reading 7 items
        1. Habits and Their Creatures - E. Shove 2010

          Document Further Reading

    3. Week 9 Lecture 2: coursework clinic 0 items
      an opportunity to bring your coursework questions and find some answers!
  12. Week 10 14 items
    1. Week 10 Workshop: Systems of showering - sustainable bathing practices? 4 items
      1. Preparation 3 items
        1. Take some photos of your bathroom and bring along some A4 colour prints  (or drawings if necessary)

    2. Week 10 Lecture 1: Sustainable energy practices? smart meters in the home 6 items
      1. Compulsory reading 2 items
      2. Suggested reading 4 items
        1. Home energy monitors: impact over the medium-term - S. S. van Dam, C. A. Bakker, J. D. M. van Hal 10/2010

          Article Further Reading

    3. Week 10 Lecture 2: A Sustainable Diet - can we eat meat? 4 items
      1. Compulsory reading 3 items
        Watch the BBC documentary about 'should we eat meat' BEFORE the class, please.
        1. BBC Horizon documentary: Should I eat meat? feeding the planet

          Webpage Core Reading please watch this documentary BEFORE Friday's class, and come ready to discuss it, thanks.

      2. Suggested reading 1 item
        1. Food choices, health and environment: Effects of cutting Europe's meat and dairy intake - Henk Westhoek, Jan Peter Lesschen, Trudy Rood, Susanne Wagner 2014

          Article Further Reading

  13. Week 11 1 item
    1. Week 11 Seminar: The Great Meat Debate 1 item
      1. Preparation 1 item
        Tips for Debating: Remember that you are not giving a presentation. Rather you are aiming to persuade a critical audience of your point of view on a contentious proposition. To do this, you may draw on a combination of evidence, logic, argument, rhetoric and emotion to develop the strongest argument possible. But this has to be academically rigorous, informed, and well substantiated. This may involve a certain amount of role-play if you do not 'naturally' support the argument you are making. Things to use for a persuasive debating argument: more related to substance: Facts, Statistics, Opinion – ethos (impress your own honesty, authority), pathos (appeal to emotion, empathy), logos (use logic, facts) – see Wikipedia for intro to Aristotelian rhetoric! more related to style: Rhetorical questions, Pronouns (I, you, we), Alliteration, Triplets (repetition), Emotive language And remember, your debating arguments should always be academically rigorous! Here's a short video with some useful tips for debating and how this differs from presenting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LesGw274Kjo If you want to see some good debaters in action, have a look at the Oxford Union channel on YouTube. As an example, watch Michael Shermer and Peter Hitchens debate whether God exists, or watch Comel West and Daniel Hannan debate whether to Occupy Wall Street: http://www.youtube.com/user/OxfordUnion/videos?query=debate Comel West in particular provides a good example of how rhetoric can be used for impassioned debate in a way that you won't see in academic presentation!
    2. Week 11 Lecture 1: Be a Sustainability Superhero 0 items
      An inspirational session with one of the School's key figures, Prof Tim O'Riordan. He will be encouraging us to think about undertaking dissertation topics with local and national environmental organisations, to gain skills and contacts to help with future careers. He will identify links with one particular organisation who are keen to work with UEA students on real-world sustainability problems. Preparation - we will be discussing how what you've learned on this module can help you with employability in the future - e.g. identifying the transferrable skills you've acquired and how they can be described to future employers. Please fill in the module 'skills matrix' which is available on BB, and bring a printed copy to the class.
    3. Week 11 Lecture 2 0 items
      Feed-forward 3 - peer assessment of draft essays
  14. Week 12 6 items
    1. Week 12 Workshop: Theoretical Theatre part 2: The consultants strike back, Sustainable Christmas (or midwinter festivities) 5 items
      1. Preparation 3 items
        wear your best christmas jumpers, bring some party food and soft drinks, and read these!
    2. Week 12 Lecture 1: Coursework clinic 1 item
      1. This is an optional class for students to come and discuss any remaining issues you might be having with your coursework.

  15. Handbook of sustainable development - Giles Atkinson, Simon Dietz, Eric Neumayer 2014 (book)

    Book