Proceedings of EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015

Sustainability Begins in the Street: A Story of Transition Town Totnes

Authors
Xinning Gui, Bonnie Nardi
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Available Online September 2015.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.41How to use a DOI?
Keywords
sustainable HCI; sustainability; community; Information and Communication technology; Transition Town movement; Transition Town Totnes; moral capital
Abstract
Recent scholarship in sustainable HCI has called for research beyond change at the individual level. This paper aims to contribute to research on community-level sustainable practices. We report an ethnographic study of the Transition movement, a global social movement encouraging sustainability. We discuss how Transition movement participants in Totnes, UK mobilized community resources, developing a shared moral sense about sustainability, and undertaking positive, collective, community actions. We discuss how sustainable HCI can engage community level practices.
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EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015
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Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
September 2015
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978-94-62520-92-9
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2352-538X
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.41How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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