Edina Vadovics

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Edina Vadovics (MEd, MSc, PhD candidate): Mrs Vadovics is president of GreenDependent Sustainable Solutions Association where she is responsible for the strategic management of the organization as well as the professional management of projects. At the same time, she works on her Ph.D. at Central European University (CEU). Her research focuses on sustainable (low-carbon) communities and lifestyles and their evaluation from a sustainability point of view. Prior to her PhD studies, she worked in environmental and sustainability management, and taught related courses as an assistant professor at several higher education institutions, among them for the University of San Francisco. She has been involved as a researcher in several FP6 and FP7 projects. She also worked as an external expert to the EEA and UNEP, and contributed to the GEO-4 and Belgrade Reports.

Edina Vadovics has been involved with creative and low-carbon communities in both Western and Eastern Europe. Most recently, she and her colleagues initiated the Gödöllő Climate Club.

Selected publications:

Book chapters:
Vadovics, E. and Hayes, M. (2010) „Open Garden – a local organic producer-consumer network in Hungary. System innovation on a number of levels.”. In: Tischner, U., Stø, E., Kjærnes, U. and Tukker, A. (ed.): System Innovation for Sustainability III. Case Studies in Sustainable Consumption and Production – Food and Agriculture. Greenleaf Publishing, UK. Chpt. 8.
 

Vadovics, E. (2008) “Emerging sustainable consumption patterns in Central Eastern Europe, with specific focus on Hungary.” In: Tukker, A. et. al. (ed.): System Innovation for Sustainability I. Perspectives on Radical Changes to Sustainable Production and Consumption. Greenleaf Publishing, UK. Chpt. 17.
 

Vadovics, E., Mnatsakanian, R. (2008) „Creative communities in Central Eastern Europe” In: Jégou, F, Manzini, E. (ed.) Collaborative services. Social innovation and design for sustainability. Edizioni POLI.design, Milan, Italy
Vadovics, E. (2007) Emerging creative and sustainable solutions in Central Eastern Europe, In: Meroni, A. (ed.) (2007) Creative Communities in Europe. People inventing sustainable ways of living. Edizioni POLI.design, Milan, Italy. Available from: http://www.sustainable-everyday.net/main/?page_id=19

Contributing author:
EEA (2007) Europe’s Environment: The fourth assessment (The Belgrade Report), EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark (Chapter of Sustainable consumption and production)
UNEP (2007) Global Environment Outlook (GEO4). Environment for Development. (Chapter 6: Sustaining a Common Future)

Journals:
Heiskanen, E., Johnson, M., Robinson, S., Vadovics, E., Saastamoinen, M. (2009) Low-carbon communities as a context for individual behavioural change. Energy Policy, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2009.07.002
Gulyás, E., Vadovics, E. (guest editor) (2008) Sustainable Consumption in Hungary 2007. ÖKO – Ökológia, környezetgazdálkodás, társadalom, XV. 1-4.

Conference proceedings and conferences:
Vadovics, E., Heiskanen, E. (2010) Understanding and enhancing the contribution of low-carbon communities to more sustainable lifestyles: the case of the Gödöllő Climate Club in Hungary. Poster presented at the ERSCP-EMSU conference in Delft, Holland, 26-29 October 2010. http://www.erscp-emsu2010.org/
 

Vadovics, E., Vadovics, K., Milton, S., and the CONVERGE Project Team (2010) Rethinking Growth in the light of Convergence. Poster presented at the ERSCP-EMSU conference in Delft, Holland, 26-29 October 2010. http://www.erscp-emsu2010.org/
 

Vadovics, E., Gulyás, E. (ed.) (2008) Sustainable Consumption 2008. Conference proceedings. Available from: http://www.greendependent.org/konferencia/Sustainable%20Consumption%202008_Proceedings_final.pdf

For a more general audience:
Books:

Vadovics, E., Antal, O. (2010) Klímabarát háztartásoktól a Klímabarát közösségekig –Útmutató szervezőknek, [From Low-Carbon Households to Low-Carbon Communities. A Guide for Organizers, pp. 96.] GreenDependent Sustainable Solutions Association. Available from: http://www.kislabnyom.hu/letolt/utmutato_szervezoknek.pdf


Antal, O., Szilágyi, Á. Vadovics, E. (2009) Leszel amit Eszel: Mit együnk, hogy jól legyünk? Útmutató. [You become what you eat: What shall we eat  to lead a good life? A Guide. pp. 25.]  Open Garden Foundation. Available from: http://www.nyitottkert.hu


Antal, O., Boza-Kiss, B., Vadovics, E. (2009) Lakóépületek környezettudatos használata. Using buildings in an environmentally friendly way: A Guide. pp. 50.] Independent Ecological Centre. Available from: http://fenntarthato.hu/epites/leirasok/epulet/epuletek-kornyezettudatos-hasznalata