CONSENSUS uses social science and collaborative research methods to explore innovative solutions for sustainable household consumption in Ireland (North & South). Our research centres on six themes outlined below.
CONSENSUS involves researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland, Galway. Our aim is to advance understanding of the drivers shaping everyday household consumption practices and to identify policy, technology and educational interventions to facilitate sustainable living. CONSENSUS is funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency STRIVE Programme (2007-2013). Find out more
We re-frame the challenge of sustainable behaviour change as a challenge of transforming how we carry out everyday practices. We use visioning processes to co-design future scenarios containing social and technological proposals for more sustainable heating, washing and eating practices. We are working with industry, the public sector, citizens and non-governmental actors to prototype and evaluate the technology, policy and educational interventions designed through our social-practice oriented visioning research.