COVID & single use plastics

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Julie Cook Kitchener May 07, 2021 01:37 AM
 Hi all,   For many of us in the sustainability field, we are aware that one of the environmental impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic has been an alarming increase in single-use pl…

Cooking during COVID

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Julie Cook Kitchener November 26, 2020 08:23 PM
Hi everyone, For any of you that are working on food-related issues, you may already know that cooking from home has increased significantly since COVID (Statista, 2020; Acosta, …

Behavior Change for Nature: A Behavioral Science Toolkit for Practitioners

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Julie Cook Kitchener October 21, 2020 06:04 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 …

Amsterdam installs sustainable urinals to combat "wild peeing"

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Liz Foote Maui October 04, 2020 05:40 AM
Well this is …different! Apparently public urination has been a big problem in Amsterdam, and it has now been addressed by an environmental psychologist, Richard De Vries, who inv…

COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake Strategies

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Julie Cook Kitchener August 26, 2020 04:23 PM
Hi all, The European Social Marketing Association recently shared an academic paper that was published in July 2020, entitled "Key Guidelines in Developing a Pre-emptive COVID-19…

Behavioural Science around the World: A World Bank Report

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Julie Cook Kitchener August 18, 2020 03:45 PM
Hi everyone, Last year, the World Bank published a report entitled "Behavioral science around the world: Profiles of 10 countries". They provide details on what these 10 countrie…

A 'Mass Experiment' for the Climate

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Julie Cook Kitchener July 22, 2020 03:35 PM
How has COVID-19 impacted our behaviours in relation to the environment? This BBC article tackles the relationships between our individual behaviours, government & business action…

Using a Video Series to Encourage Urban Agriculture

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Julie Cook Kitchener July 07, 2020 06:16 PM
Hi all, I have heard from a few different sources that many people are turning to gardening and other outdoor activities to help them cope during the pandemic. For anyone who wor…

Light Rail Use is More Likely on Walkable Blocks: Further Support for Using Micro-Level Environmental Audit Measures

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Werner, C., Brown, B., & Gallimore, J. (2009). Light rail use is more likely on walkable blocks: Further support for using micro-level environmental audit measures. Journal of Environmental Psychology, XX(X) (available online), 1-9.
The primary purpose of the study was to address the claim that people are more likely to walk to a transit stop if they live on a “walkable” block. An additional purpose was to ev…
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Household Actions Can Provide a Behavioral Wedge to Rapidly Reduce US Carbon Emissions

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Dietz, T., Gardner, G.T., Gilligan, J., Stern, P.C., Vandenbergh, M.P. (2009). Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(44), 18452-18456.
Most climate change policy attention has been addressed to long-term options, such as inducing new, low-carbon energy technologies and creating cap-and-trade regimes for emissions…

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