Solarize campaigns: Harnessing the power of the crowd

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Julie Cook Kitchener May 13, 2024 12:51 pm
Hi all,   Solar is expanding much more quickly than all other energy technologies in history, which is encouraging to see in the face of the global climate crisis. As part of this…

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…

Promoting healthy & sustainable diets: Language matters

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Julie Cook Kitchener May 6, 2024 12:47 pm
Hi all,   There are many reasons that people move towards plant-based diets, from concerns about human-caused climate change to better physical health to social influence.   As su…

Rainwater tank rebates - is anyone talking about this?

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 29, 2024 13:00 pm
Hi all,    I had this idea that I would present an interesting rainwater tank rebate program that utilizes a CBSM approach but the thing is….I couldn’t find any. Of the nearly 30 …

Invasive species and the effectiveness of public awareness campaigns

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 22, 2024 12:46 pm
Hi all,   Public awareness campaigns are often applied to mitigate the negative impacts that invasive species have on healthy ecosystems. However, there is little evidence suggest…

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,…

How to incentivize comprehensive home energy retrofits

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 8, 2024 13:00 pm
Hi all,   Even with the growing climate crisis and the rising cost of living, it is still a challenge to convince homeowners to retrofit their homes to be more energy efficient. T…

The best way to increase cancer screening rates

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 8, 2024 12:54 pm
Hi all, I might be a bit bias because of the "Cook" name in this program, but bear with me as the results are impressive.    Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of canc…

Collaborate or confront? Protecting migratory birds from window collisions

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Julie Cook Kitchener Mar 5, 2024 16:38 pm
Hi all,  Migratory birds are returning to their native habitats in those parts of the world that are emerging from winter. A very interesting Toronto-based organization called FL…
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