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Using a Normative Appeal to Control Litter at a Public Swimming Pool

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Reich, J. W., & Robertson, J. L. (1979). Reactance and norm appeal in anti-littering messages. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 9, 1, 91-101.
A literature review revealed that a statement that puts an extreme demand on a person is likely to elicit the undesirable behavior. On the other hand, a statement that creates a n…

Children: A Critical Link for Changing Driving Behavior

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Way To Go! School Program: www.waytogo.icbc.bc.ca, York: ttp://www.sustreport.org/news/driving_behaviour.html
Car emissions have a large impact on children's health. Current public strategies for reducing health impacts have encouraged people to drive fuel-efficient cars, reduce the amoun…

Pay-As-You-Throw in Pennsylvania

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To reduce waste, as well as promote recycling, many communities in Pennsylvania have implemented an incentive-based program known as Pay-As-You-Throw, or PAYT. With this program, …

McDonald's Waste Reduction Task Force

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On August 1, 1990, the McDonald's Corporation and Environmental Defense joined forces in a unique collaborative project. They worked together to develop ways to reduce McDonald's …

Reduction of Residential Consumption of Electricity Through Simple Monthly Feedback

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Hayes, Steven C., Cone, John D., Reduction of residential consumption of electricity through simple monthly feedback. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1981, 14, 81-88.
Researchers used feedback to reduce and control electricity consumption by implementing an economically feasible program of monthly feedback. Participants in the feedback group we…

WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program)

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In California, businesses generate more than half the state's waste and thus, can play a significant role in helping local governments reduce the amount of garbage being diverted …

Motivating Community Recycling: New Zealand Curbside Trial

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Randomly selected residents of New Zealand were asked to participate in a curbside recycling trial. Two weeks before the first collection they received a letter from the mayor tha…

Using Communication to Increase Participation in a Curbside Recycling Program in Claremont, Ca.

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Burn, S. M. (1991). Social psychology and the stimulation of recycling behaviors: The block leader approach. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 21, 8, 611-629.
Claremont, California provides its citizens with a curbside recycling program. However, a procedure was needed to encourage non-recyclers to participate in the program. Based on i…

A Weekly Doorstep Recycling Collection; "I Had no Idea we Could!"

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Adam D Read. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, v.26, (1999) p.217-249.
Currently the U.K. is faced with the problem of how to handle increasing amounts of solid waste and decreasing landfill area used to dispose of these wastes. In this case, the suc…

Adopt-A-Road

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Adopt-A-Road is a successful program that encourages waste reduction in southern Indiana. The goal is to obtain volunteers who will adopt at least one mile of a road. Individuals …

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