RE: Positive vs. negative images
2007-04-16 15:00:30 UTC
Instructional designers frequently incorporate "non-examples" in learning materials. When behaviors are engrained, non-examples help people recognize what they are doing that needs to be changed. The problem with using non-examples in social marketing materials is that people look at pictures even when they don't read so the non-example may become a reinforcer rather than an illustration of behavior to avoid.
RE: pharmaceutical take-back programs
2007-04-05 16:07:49 UTCMarta--here are some articles I've collected on Take Back programs: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/16738882.htm http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2007/mar/18/guest_commentary_springclean_ your_homes_medicine_c/ Ohio, Senate Bill 33 Drug Respository Law http://view.exacttarget.com/?ffcb10-fe561570706d017a701d-fe1c13777d6c017 f701578-fefe1575716403 http://www.drugnewswire.com/13130/ To learn more check out the Pharmwaste listserv: http://lists.dep.state.fl.us/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pharmwaste
RE: thinking more about using television
2007-03-01 13:00:07 UTC
I can certainly understand your position, but if we want to reach populations that are not already actively engaged in environmental issues, television may be the best venue. Soap operas have been promoting awareness of rape and domestic violence for more than 20 years.
RE: eco footprint of computers
2007-02-19 11:28:14 UTChttp://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_management
Re: Demonstrations of Carbon Dioxide Quanties and Related Issues
2007-02-07 13:37:14 UTC
How do you know how much CO2 the average car in Victoria emits? I've been looking for estimates such as this. We have a community inventory under development but I'd like to find some general references like this to use until the inventory is ready.
Re: Idling Mythology
2007-01-24 08:24:46 UTC
Have you seen the Union of Concerned Scientists Green Tip on idling: http://www.ucsusa.org/publications/greentips/
Re: Quantifying the Costs/Revenues of Urban Sprawl Compared to More Compact Development
2006-11-08 06:46:28 UTC
Here in Orange County, North Carolina there is the beginning effort to determine the cost of municipal/county services as part of our affordable housing efforts. Based on those preliminary studies, it appears that services per household are delivered more effectively in more compact areas of the community. However, what I have not seen addressed in our efforts is quality of life. Does crime increase in more densely populated areas? What effects come into play when individuals are more distant from nature, such as wildlife, quiet, and open space? Besides crime and public transportation, what other services must municipal/county governments be prepared to undertake more rigorously as communities become more densely population (stormwater mitigation, air quality,.....)?
Green House Gas Emissions
2006-09-12 08:54:35 UTC
I am looking for a methodology to use in conducting public meetings around environmental programming decisions to be implemented by local governments. In most of our public hearings, the public is asked to react to a short menu of options identified by elected officials and/or staff. For this program, we would like to engage the various public sectors (residents, business owners, nonprofits, etc) in discussions of benefits and barriers to a full menu of programming options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If you have accomplished something similar, I would love to hear how you
1) advertised the meetings to the various sectors within your community to ensure attendance by a reasonably representative sample and
2) structured the meetings so that everyone from the various sectors understood the options and felt comfortable expressing their opinions.
Re: effectiveness of paper mailings
2006-07-10 12:57:11 UTC
Could you use a paper product that could easily be used to mulch a small area of the garden? In other words, link the mailer to the concept you are advertising.
Re: transportation and environment - materials/curriculum for 2-4 year olds?
2006-07-07 08:38:32 UTC
How about putting transportation into a context that young children can understand like walking (biking) to school--and all the healthy habits that sets up as well as the emphasis on safety. There are tons of programs on Walk To School and some fun programs like the Walking School Bus. Search Google on transportation preschool curriculum.
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