This webinar focuses on new emerging tools and initiatives for local governments in their efforts to advance sustainable consumption. The Urban Sustainability Directors Network, a peer organization supporting innovation in municipal sustainability, is leading the way in exploring the role of cities in shifting consumption. In 2016, USDN launched its Sustainable Consumption Toolkit, a web-based resource for cities that highlights the important relationship between consumption and sustainability and provides an inventory of related local government actions. Babe O’Sullivan, a consultant with USDN, will provide an overview of this tool and how it can serve Forum members as they consider new projects, programs and policies to address the impacts of consumption.
Community repair events such as Repair Cafes, Fix-it Clinics and others are becoming a popular tool for cities to engage residents in rebuilding a culture of repair and resourcefulness. With grants from USDN and the State of Oregon, the City of Eugene is exploring best practices and the potential of these events to change consumer attitudes and behaviors around repair and product life extension. Anya Dobrowolski, the project lead, will share early findings from her research into community repair events and initial results from the Eugene project.
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