Excessive Consumption

How can we address the challenge of too much consumption?

Your latest stories addressing excessive consumption

Charity Super.Mkt

Minimising waste from fashion, whilst helping charities do good.

Birmingham
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

New-U

Tackling fast fashion and unemployment through a clothes swapping boutique.

Norwich
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Share and Repair

Helping local people and communities reduce carbon, waste and landfill.

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy

DogBoxx

Walking and caring for dogs in an environmentally conscious way.

Southwark
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Transport

A Good Thing CIC

Making it easy for businesses to donate unwanted items to local charities.

UK
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

AdesignStorie

Making sustainable space design the default choice.

City of Edinburgh
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Think big locally

Why excessive consumption?

Earth Overshoot Day is a calculated date each year when humanity’s consumption of resources that year exceeded Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources in the same year. In 2019, the Overshoot Day for the UK was 17 May. To live within our means – to moderate our levels of resource extraction, consumption and the resulting pollution – requires a fundamental shift in our collective behaviour and starts with our own attitudes towards consuming more and more stuff. If we are resourceful in outlook and actions, then we can address the fundamental issue behind the ecological crisis of living beyond our means.

Civic Revolution: Trailer

A short three-part audiobook about the clash between our culture and wellbeing; and the power of community to resolve this conflict. Based on the book Civic Revolution and narrated by its author.

Initiatives addressing excessive consumption

Charity Super.Mkt

Minimising waste from fashion, whilst helping charities do good.

Birmingham
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

New-U

Tackling fast fashion and unemployment through a clothes swapping boutique.

Norwich
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Share and Repair

Helping local people and communities reduce carbon, waste and landfill.

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy

DogBoxx

Walking and caring for dogs in an environmentally conscious way.

Southwark
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Transport

A Good Thing CIC

Making it easy for businesses to donate unwanted items to local charities.

UK
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

AdesignStorie

Making sustainable space design the default choice.

City of Edinburgh
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Renew Hub

Bringing reuse on an industrial scale to Greater Manchester, leading towards a circular economy.

Manchester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment

Elvis & Kresse

Changing perceptions and norms around waste, luxury & business.

Swale
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Fylde Resilience Community Project

Increasing connectivity between private, public and 3rd sectors to deliver local Climate Action Plan

Blackpool
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Net Zero Now

Giving people tools and confidence to take action in their community.

South Cambridgeshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Transport

Generation, Supply, Consumption, Storage (GSCS) Project

Providing innovative and cost-effective renewable energy solutions to business communities.

Blaenau Gwent
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

SHRUB Zero Waste Hub

Empowering people to live a low carbon life, without waste.

City of Edinburgh
  • Excessive consumption
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
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