Ted Trainer

Dr. Ted Trainer is a Conjoint Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales.

He has taught and written about sustainability and justice issues for many years.

He is also developing Pigface Point, an alternative lifestyle educational site near Sydney, and a website for use by critical global educators, which can be viewed at:


Selected Writings

Can Renewable Energy Sustain Consumer Societies? A Negative Case (Simplicity Institute Report, 12e, 2012)
Dr. Ted Trainer

The Simpler Way: A Practical Action Plan for Living More on Less (Simplicity Institute Report, 12a, 2012)
Dr. Samuel Alexander, Dr. Ted Trainer, and Dr. Simon Ussher

The Simpler Way
An outline of the need for transition to it,  the form it must take, and how we might transition to it.
Dr. Ted Trainer

The Alternative, The Simpler Way
A detailed account of the lifestyles and systems that would enable dramatic reduction in global resource and environmental impacts, while raising the quality of life.
Dr. Ted Trainer

The Transition to a Sustainable and Just World
Envirobook, 21010. Read a summary of the book – click here.
Dr. Ted Trainer

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