Composting in the Rainforest

Nathan Huerkamp Spanish Lookout February 27, 2010 11:01 AM
Currently I am in Belize and working on incorporating more permaculture into a farm here. One thing I would really like to do is construct a compost bin. The problem is that I o…

Mulching or Composting Paper Towels

Sue Arndt Mansfield March 09, 2010 06:48 PM
Hello Paper towel from our bathrooms and kitchen forms the bulk of the waste from our offices going to landfill. As a Local Government Authority we also manage parks and garde…

Rural Engagement

Unknown June 08, 2010 09:25 AM
Looking for research and information concerning best practice when trying to enhance rural participation in waste diversion programs. A small township in the County of Dufferin in…

Developing Strategies for Waste Reduction by Means of Tailored Interventions in Santiago de Cuba

Tobias, R., Brügger, A., & Mosler, H. (2009). Developing strategies for waste reduction by means of tailored interventions in Santiago de Cuba. Environment and Behavior, 41(6), 836-865. doi:10.1177/0013916509338004.
This article introduces an approach to tailoring behavior-change campaigns to target populations using the example of solid waste reduction in Santiago de Cuba. Tailoring is perfo…

Environmentally Friendly Behavior: Can Heterogeneity Among Individuals and Contexts/Environments be Harvested for Improved Sustainable Management?

Dolnicar, S., & Grün, B. (2009). Environmentally friendly behavior: Can heterogeneity among individuals and contexts/environments be harvested for improved sustainable management?. Environment and Behavior, 41(5), 693-714.
The study of behavior with environmental consequences (recycling, water conservation, etc.) has received significant attention from social scientists over the past few decades. Ho…

Behavioral Determinants of Household Participation in a Home Composting Scheme

Edgerton, E., McKechnie, J., & Dunleavy, K. (2009). Behavioral determinants of household participation in a home composting scheme. Environment and Behavior, 41(2), 151-169.
This article investigates the factors that influence the decision made by individuals to participate in home composting schemes promoted by two local authorities in Scotland. The …

Values and their Relationship to Environmental Concern and Conservation Behavior

Schultz, P., Gouveia, V., Cameron, L., Tankha, G., Schmuck, P., & Franëk, M. (2005). Values and their Relationship to Environmental Concern and Conservation Behavior. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 36(4), 457-475.
Recent research has examined the relationship between values and attitudes about environmental issues. Findings from these studies have found values of self-transcendence (positiv…

What NOT to Compost

Mark Stumpf-Allen Edmonton December 17, 2010 02:34 PM
I am looking for studies that disspell the myths that you should not compost things like citris, rhubarb, spruce needles, walnut, etc. Has anyone tested how long these organic co…

Messaging for Composting on University Campus

Sarah Murff Eugene February 20, 2011 07:54 PM
I am a student at the University of Oregon helping to develop a composting program for faculty members at my university. It entails putting a composting bin in faculty kitchens in…

Township of Langley Backyard Composting Report

Ken Donnelly Halifax June 26, 2011 08:02 AM
I have posted the report from the Community-based Social Marketing project on Backyard Composting that we did last year with the Township of Langley in British Columbia. It is ava…

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