Promoting sustainability and simple living online and off-line: An Australian case study

  • Helen Merrick

Abstract

The notion of ‘simple living’ and the documenting of more sustainable lifestyles is an increasingly familiar topic of online writing. This paper presents a case study of two online forums focused on simple living, Aussies Living Simply and the Earth Garden Path. Site members were surveyed to examine the impact of the sites on their practice and understandings of sustainability. The study asks how such online communities might support the development of civic and individual action around sustainability, or “green citizenship”.

Author Biography

Helen Merrick
Senior Lecturer in Internet Studies, in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University, Western Australia
Published
2012-12-02
How to Cite
Merrick, H. (2012). Promoting sustainability and simple living online and off-line: An Australian case study. First Monday, 17(12). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v17i12.4234