Sustainable Food

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Allison Hartlage Portland July 18, 2008 04:02 AM
Hi All! With all of the recent posts on sustainable food, it is with great excitement that I write to introduce you to the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) and our new guide fo…

Searching for a Survey Model on Why People Buy at Supermarkets

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Ralph Bowen September 18, 2008 09:29 AM
Hi, I have been trying to start a root grass project to gather a community of people in Ealing, a London area, interested in actively adopting sustainable behaviour. One …

Encouraging IPM in Agriculture

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Colleen Burrows October 28, 2008 12:42 PM
Is anyone aware of any work that has been done with cbsm and integrated pest management in agriculture? We have diverse cultures and education is not doing the trick! I'm lookin…

Suburban Lawns: Dimensions of Meaning, Activities, and Environmental Concerns Reported by Homeowning Couples in Georgia and Michigan

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Shern, L. C. (1995). Suburban lawns: Dimensions of meaning, activities, and environmental concerns reported by homeowning couples in Georgia and Michigan. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 56, 3-B,
Mounting evidence points to detrimental effects to the environment and human health from the overuse and misuse of fertilizers and pesticides. Of increasing concern in the United …

Farmers' Attitudes and Behavior toward Sustainable Agriculture

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Petrzelka, P., Korsching, P. F. & Malia, J. E. (1996). Farmers' attitudes and behavior toward sustainable agriculture. Journal of Environmental Education, 28, 1, 38-44.
A mail survey of 151 Iowa farmers with membership in Practical Farmers of Iowa, a sustainable agriculture organization, was used to examine the attitude-behavior relationship of t…

Improving Attitude-Behavior Prediction Models with Economic Variables: Farmer Actions toward Soil Conservation

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Lynne, G. D. & Rola, L. R. (1988). Improving attitude-behavior prediction models with economic variables: Farmer actions toward soil conservation. Journal of Social Psychology, 128, 1, 19-28.
Determined if attitude and income have effects on conservation behavior, using a survey of 102 farmers. Ss reported their beliefs and attitudes about conservation, responsibility,…

The Socioeconomic Context of Exposure and Response to Environmental Risk

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Vaughan, E. (1995). The socioeconomic context of exposure and response to environmental risk. Environment and Behavior, 27, 4, 454-489.
Examined the association between socioeconomic factors and the risk responses of 437 Mexican immigrant farmworkers (MIFs) chronically exposed to agricultural pesticides. MIFs from…

Adverse Health Experiences, Environmental Attitudes, and Pesticide Usage Behavior of Farm Operators

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Lichtenberg, E. & Zimmerman, R. (1999). Adverse health experiences, environmental attitudes, and pesticide usage behavior of farm operators . Risk Analysis, 19, 2, 283-294.
Examined whether farmers who have had adverse health experiences believed to be associated with pesticides are more likely to have heightened concerns and therefore take greater p…

De-Scarifying Urban Chickens

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John Gear Salem February 02, 2009 01:54 PM
Hi, I have a query about fostering sustainable behaviors in a very specific group of people, a city council, and then a larger group (the general populace). I'm involved in an …

Planting Fruit Trees where we Live and Work

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Patricia Powell Washington February 17, 2009 11:52 AM
Sorry if I'm repeating something already discussed. I haven't been active on this site for some time. Is there any movement out there to encourage the planting of fruit trees …

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