The Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) is collaborating with the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the One Earth Initiative Society to convene the Third SCORAI Workshop on the UBC campus on 8-10 March 2012.

The workshop is supported by the SCORAI Executive Committee and the SCORAI-Vancouver Workshop Organizing Committee:

  • Jeffrey Barber, Integrative Strategies Forum
  • Halina Brown, Clark University
  • Maurie J. Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Eleni Sotos, Funders Working Group on Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • John Stutz, Tellus Institute
  • Vanessa Timmer, One Earth Initiative Society
  • Philip Vergragt, Tellus Institute and Clark University


Funding support is gratefully acknowledged from The Garfield Foundation. These funds help offset travel and accommodation costs associated with the workshop.  The Tellus InstituteVancity Community Foundation, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Strathcona Business Improvement Association, Recycling Alternative and the UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues are generously providing support for conference coordination, some travel and accommodation, venue, materials and logistics, and we thank them for their contributions.  Other support is provided by Integrative Strategies Forum, Clark University, the City of Vancouver, the UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy, One Planet Catering and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (BC Office).

A conference dinner is generously sponsored by the British Columbia Institute of Technology whose commitment to sustainability encompasses everything from advancing the state of practice through education and research, to improving the efficiency of campus operations through green building design and employee stewardship programs.  Buses to transport participants from UBC to the dinner are sponsored by West Coast Sightseeing.  Breakfast on Sunday morning is donated by the Strathcona Business Improvement Association.  A very big thank you to all the sponsors and partners.


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