The Big Picture

Changing the way we consume means addressing the broad array of economic, environmental, and social dimensions that form the backdrop of our choices and ways of living.

Understanding the concept

It's about consuming differently and changing the ways goods and services are provided to meet our needs.

Climate connections

Much of our collective carbon footprint is tied directly to our consumer behavior.


Equity dimension

As we work to advance sustainable consumption we need to take proactive steps to ensure access and opportunity for everyone.

Economic implications

Changing consumption challenges the growth paradigm on which our local and national economies are based.