Joe Bonnell Columbus Jul 9, 2010 10:36 am

Does anyone know of cases where best management practices (or sustainable behavior) adoption has been increased by a public recognition program? I'm working with a Watershed Coordinator who's considering developing a recognition program for farmers who adopt best practices for soil erosion and water quality. He's wondering if there is any evidence that recognizing individuals publicly for adopting sustainable practices leads to increased adoption among other members of the same target audience. He's also wondering what are the most effective ways to recognize "good actors" - e.g., newsletter articles, sign in the yard, etc.

Joe Bonnell
Program Director
Watershed Management
United States