Switzerland’s bike to work campaign: Fun, easy, and popular

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Julie Cook Kitchener May 13, 2024 12:41 pm
Hi all,   The social marketing discipline has long held this truism that sustainable behaviours should be fun, easy, and popular. Switzerland’s bike to work campaign is all of tho…

Inspiring workplace safety through intrinsic motivation

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Julie Cook Kitchener May 6, 2024 12:56 pm
Hi all,    Imagine you’re an investor sitting in a fancy hotel ballroom around the corner from Wall Street, waiting to hear a speech from the new CEO of the aluminum company you’v…

Encouraging urban tree stewardship through active citizen engagement

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 29, 2024 12:54 pm
Hi all,    Municipalities and NGOs that are working towards thriving urban forests face many challenges, including providing maintenance care for trees that have been recently pla…

How a little city in Sicily became a zero waste giant

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 22, 2024 12:39 pm
Hi all,   There is a city in Sicily called Calatafimi Segesta that, although small, has made tremendous strides in the past two decades toward achieving zero waste while at the sa…

Changing social norms around native plants in your area

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 15, 2024 13:11 pm
Hi all,   Those of you who are interested in encouraging native plant gardens in your region might find some inspiration in World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) “In the Zone” program. The …

The "Wear It" campaign: Encouraging boating safety & the use of life jackets

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 8, 2024 13:08 pm
Hi all,   If you’re looking for a compelling behaviour change program related to safety, check out the “Wear it” campaign run by the U.S. coast guard. Though it is American-based,…

Celebrating India's "Catch the Rain" campaign

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Julie Cook Kitchener Mar 25, 2024 13:04 pm
Hi all,   On the heels of World Water Day on March 22nd, it is more urgent than ever that we collectively recognize the importance of water in our daily lives. For a bit of inspir…

Protecting the Great Barrier Reef: The effectiveness of emotional appeals

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Julie Cook Kitchener Mar 20, 2024 13:58 pm
Hi all,    Many of you are aware that the Great Barrier Reef along the Australian coast is one of the most extraordinary natural wonders of the world, and that climate change and …

Behavior Change for Nature: A Behavioral Science Toolkit for Practitioners

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Julie Cook Kitchener Oct 21, 2020 18:04 pm
Hi all, I just lectured about biodiversity loss at the University of Waterloo, and have recently come across a fabulous behaviour change toolkit for practitioners working in the …

Creating Citizen Choice Architects

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Julie Cook Kitchener Sep 30, 2020 20:44 pm
Hi everyone, Perhaps many of you are familiar with 'nudges', those positive, gentle actions that persuade people to engage in particular behaviours (e.g. setting healthy food at …
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