Strong sustainability can only work if we’re willing to downshift our economy and lifestyles. “Less is more” should be the new credo and one part of it should be a more responsible way of travelling.
When I travelled by plane during the last years it was either for work or social reasons like weddings. The social expectations will be the hardest to deal with if I won’t fly at all anymore, while my career is my own choice. Flying to conferences all over the world and presenting my work on sufficiency-based lifestyles doesn’t go together very well, so there has to be another way of making a meaningful contribution in academics while sticking with my own ideals and beliefs.
Publication in JPP&M from Master thesis at ESCP Europe in Paris, France, on “The Ecological Impact of Anticonsumption Lifestyles and Environmental Concern”.
Three years of working experience at Bosch, as a freelancer and as research coordinator at the university.
Currently PhD student in Ecological Economics at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, working on “Sufficiency-based business models in transitions towards sustainable consumer practices”.