This Special Issue is focused on sustainable lifestyles and consumer behavior. The COVID-19 crisis has shown us not only our social vulnerability but also the importance of our personal lifestyles for sustainability: Leisure and mobility behavior had to be massively reduced, some food and other daily consumer goods were suddenly no longer available without restriction, and personal consumption behavior shifted largely to the digital realm.
We welcome research that investigates how more resilient product and consumption systems can be planned and communicated, particularly in relation to individual lifestyles. Contributors from various fields are invited to submit their articles on the following topics: The importance of design, art and communication for transition and implementation of more sustainable resource-light production and consumption patterns in different lifestyles, real-world lab investigation of social and sociotechnical innovations for SCP, strengthening local economic cycles, the importance of public welfare orientation for more sustainable production, using the experiences from the COVID-19 crisis to make the importance of more sustainable production and consumption more visible and tangible, and the upscaling of footprint reduction potential by modeling of sustainable lifestyles and implementing international targets (e.g., 1.5 degree lifestyles, 8 ton society).
Prof. Dr. Christa Liedtke
Prof. Terry Irwin
Dr. Lewis Akenji
Prof. Dr. Amrit Srinivasan