Downsizing and the Environment

Presenter: Maria Saxton
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Location: Booth

This presentation will discuss a research study that examined how the ecological footprints of individuals who downsized to tiny homes changed a year or more after downsizing. Footprints were compared to previous footprints in prior housing to understand behavioral changes as a result of downsizing. This research shows us some of the environmental values of downsizing.

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Maria Saxton

Maria Saxton is a resident of Roanoke and is an Environmental Planner and Housing Researcher at Hill Studio. She recently received a Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning in the Building Construction Department at Virginia Tech. Her research involved measuring the ecological footprints of tiny home downsizers to understand how behaviors change after downsizing.

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