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

Cases
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.
During the 11 week post treatment phase, 28% of non-recyclers who were visited by the block leaders began recycling. In contrast, only 12% of the information only group began rec…

Reducing Lunchtime Garbage Produced by New Brunswick Students Using Prompts and Commitment

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The litterless lunch reduced the volume of garbage produced by 478.29 in or approximately 1/2 a bag. In addition, there was a reduction in weight by 5.93 lbs.

Improving Energy Conservation With Effective Home Audit Programs in California Using Communication and Commitment

Cases
Aronson, E. (1990). Applying social psychology to desegregation and energy conservation. Special Issue: Illustrating the value of basic research. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 16, 1, 118-132.
Since the home audit program is expensive to complete (US$ 115), PG&E hoped to make the visits as influential as possible. Through the use of communication and commitment, audito…

The Influence of Message Framing On University Student's Intent to Participate in Sustainable Behavior

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Davis, J. J. (1995). The effects of message framing on response to environmental communications. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 72, 2, 285-299.
Framing communication did have an effect on participants' responses to a message and on their intent to behave sustainably. The message was more effective when the recommended be…

Water Efficiency Durham

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A measure is said to be cost-effective if the costs associated with implementing the measure are less than the costs associated with not implementing it. Water saved as part of a…

Shifting to Sustainable Modes of Transportation in Boulder Colorado Using Incentives, Norms, Communication and Feedback

Cases
Evaluation has revealed an increase in pedestrian trips by 3.5%, in bicycle trips by 2.2% and in transit trips by 1.7% Between 1990 and 1994, there was a 6% modal shift from sing…

Using Commitment to Reduce Energy Consumption in Iowa City

Cases
Pallak, M.S., D.A. Cook and J.J. Sullivan (1980). Commitment and Energy Conservation. In L. Bickman (ed.), Applied Social Psychology Annual 235-253, Beverley Hills, Ca: Sage.
Evaluation after one month revealed that public commitment had reduced energy consumption by 10-20 %. Furthermore, this behavior change was evident throughout the year their mete…

Florida Clean Marina Program

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As of today, there are 91 marinas designated as Clean Marinas and 15 boatyards designated as Clean Boatyards. Representatives from over 200 marinas and boatyards have attended wo…

Using Commitment and Communication to Increase Grass Cycling in Suburban Neighborhoods

Cases
Cobern, M. K., Porter, B.E., Leeming, F.C., & Dwyer, W.O. (1995). The effect of commitment on adoption and diffusion of grass cycling. Special Issue: Litter control and recycling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 2, 213-232.
Before the introduction of the behavior change tools, grass bags were present at curbside 50% of the time. After four weeks of intervention, the commitment group had reduced this…

Communication and Commitment Improve Participation in Curbside Recycling in Claremont California

Cases
Burn, S. M., & Oskamp, S. (1986). Increasing community recycling with persuasive communication and public commitment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 16, 1, 29-41.
In both the commitment and the combined group, 42% of households began recycling. Thirty-nine percent started participating in the communication group. In contrast, only 11% began…

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