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Using a "Challenge" Framework to Engage the Public

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Susan Harper Seattle February 13, 2008 08:32 PM
I work for the City of Seattle as the Outreach Coordinator for a healthy water campaign called Restore Our Waters. I am in the planning stages to coordinate a public engagement ca…

Sustainable Behaviors and Libraries

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Greg Carlson Venice December 10, 2007 11:45 AM
Greetings: Sarasota County, FL developed an ambitious sustainability plan through county government. You can link to the pdf full text of its sustainability roadmap at the fol…

Clinton Global Initiative Launches MyCommitment.org

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Steven Brant Bryn Mawr September 28, 2007 06:35 PM
Dear Friends, It would appear that Bill Clinton has opened up his program to get people to commit to helping improve the world in whatever ways they can to the larger develop…

Seeking High-Impact Low-Barrier Actions to Reduce Transportation Impacts

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Bart Robinson Canmore September 15, 2007 06:36 PM
Request: High-impact, low-barrier actions that will reduce the transportation impacts of Canadians. This is one of four related questions in four postings. The Town of Canmore, …

Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Related to Energy Use)

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Shannon-Melissa Dunlop Waterloo November 01, 2006 05:53 AM
Does anyone know of a website that has information regarding average GHG emissions saved by: - turning your computer and computer equipment off at night (at home) - turning your…

Promoting Consumer Commitment to Local Food

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Alain Godbout Halifax October 12, 2005 04:47 PM
Would you know of literature, case studies or any resources for promoting consumer commitment to purchasing local agricultural products? Local food products require much less fue…

Encouraging and Recognising Urban Gardens for Habitat

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Andrew Smith October 06, 2005 07:20 PM
Hello listserve members, In Tasmania we are looking at developing a program that recognises gardeners who consider and encourage wildlife to use their gardens (Gardens for W…

Using Group Commitment to Increase Paper Recycling in a Nursing Home in Portand, Oregon

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Wang, T. H. & Katzev, R. D. (1990). Group commitment and resource conservation: Two field experiments on promoting recycling. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 20, 4, Part 1, 265-275.
After conducting a literature review, a pilot program was designed to increase paper recycling in a nursing home in Portland, Oregon. First, residents received and information app…

Promoting Public Transit in Urban Areas with Incentives and Commitment

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Bachman, W. , & Katzev, R. (1982). The effects of non-contingent free bus tickets and personal commitment on urban bus ridership. Transportation Research, 16A, 2, 103-108.
In order to decrease dependence on single occupant vehicles and to improve fossil fuel conservation, a pilot program was designed to increase ridership on mass transit. A literatu…

Food For Thought (And Action!) Program

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The Food For Thought (And Action!) program started in the 1st Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon in March 2002. The intent was to bring to light the connections between dietary …

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