Motivating Community Recycling: New Zealand Curbside Trial

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Randomly selected residents of New Zealand were asked to participate in a curbside recycling trial. Two weeks before the first collection they received a letter from the mayor tha…

Students Teaching Students on the Importance of Using Both Sides of Paper, Conserving Energy, and Recycling

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Students can be the best teachers. In 1995, students in the Student Leadership Class designed and delivered educational messages to teachers and students on the importance of usin…

Excuse Me Do You Recycle? Public Participation in Curbside Recycling in the UK.

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In 1990, the UK government set a target for the recycling of 25% of household waste by the year 2000. With this new target, many local authorities began to re-think their recyclin…

Waste Wise Program

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Waste Wise is a free, voluntary program set up by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which attempts to eliminate costly municipal solid waste. Waste Wise targ…

1-2-3 Campaign Against Global Warming

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The 1-2-3 Global Warming Campaign was initiated in the 1st Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon in January 2001 to inform people about the dangers of global warming and spur them …

Encouraging People at Festivals to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse Cups

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The Milwaukee Irish Fest, the Be Smart Coalition, and Keep Greater, Milwaukee Beautiful, Inc., co-operated to pilot a project promoting waste reduction at a Milwaukee Irish Fest. …

Television Feedback used to Modify Gasoline Consumption

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Rothstein, Robert, N. Television Feedback Used to Modify Gasoline, Consumption, Behavior Therapy, 11, 683-688, 1980.,
This project examined the impact of feedback on the gasoline consumption of a large segment of the population. Every evening during the 6:00 news, a local television station displ…

EnerGuide for Houses

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EnerGuide for houses is a new energy evaluation program developed by Natural Resources Canada. Its purpose is to help homeowners understand their homes current energy use and iden…

A Weekly Doorstep Recycling Collection; "I Had no Idea we Could!"

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Adam D Read. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, v.26, (1999) p.217-249.
Currently the U.K. is faced with the problem of how to handle increasing amounts of solid waste and decreasing landfill area used to dispose of these wastes. In this case, the suc…

Using Commitment to Reduce Energy Consumption in Iowa City

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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.
First, a literature review identified public commitment as an effective tool for behavior change. In order to further investigate the effectiveness of commitment, this tool was in…

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