Connected Sustainability: Connecting sustainability-driven, grab-roots communities through technology

N Pantidi, M Perry, J Ferreira, Paul Marshall, Mara Balestrini, J McCarthy
in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, Conference paper (text)

Abstract

Copyright © 2015 ACM. Recently, global economic turmoil has led to the rise of many grab-roots movements and communities that share a strong sustainability agenda and the desire for political, economic and societal change in the world. Digital technologies play a role in supporting these growing communities in achieving their goals, maintaining and extending their practices and connections. This marks a new area of research for HCI, that of Connected Sustainability. In this workshop, we seek to understand the values and practices of such communities; the role of digital technologies in shaping and sustaining identity and community action; and existing challenges and opportunities.