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Household Actions Can Provide a Behavioral Wedge to Rapidly Reduce US Carbon Emissions

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…

Combining Behavioral Theories to Predict Recycling Involvement

Oom Do Valle, P., Rebelo, E., Reis, E., & Menezes, J. (2005). Combining Behavioral Theories to Predict Recycling Involvement. Environment and Behavior, 37(3), 364-396. doi:10.1177/0013916504272563.
This study merges insights from two well-known attitude-behavior theories—the theory of planned behavior and the model of altruistic behavior—with elements from two broader models…

Smart Parking Linked to Transit: Lessons Learned from Field Test in San Francisco Bay area of California

Shaheen, S.A., Kemmerer, C. (2008). Smart parking linked to transit: Lessons learned from field test in San Francisco Bay area of California. Transportation Research Record, (2063), pp. 73-80.
Rising demand for parking at suburban transit stations, such as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District in San Francisco, California, necessitates strategies to manage traveler…

The Effectiveness of Soft Transport Policy measures: A Critical Assessment and Meta-Analysis of Empirical Evidence

Möser, G., & Bamberg, S. (2008). The effectiveness of soft transport policy measures: A critical assessment and meta-analysis of empirical evidence. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 28(1), 10-26.
In the last few years there has been a growing interest in transport policy concerning behaviour oriented 'soft' measures to reduce private car use. Besides an assessment of the m…

Changing Homeowners' Use of Toxic Household Products: A Transactional Approach

Werner, C. (2003). Changing homeowners' use of toxic household products: A transactional approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(1), 33-45
The present article examines how a multilevel persuasion program might induce environmental attitude and behavior change. An education and behavior change program was developed to…

Smarter Choices: Assessing the Potential to Achieve Traffic Reduction Using 'Soft Measures'

Cairns, S., Sloman, L., Newson, C., Anable, J., Kirkbride, A., Goodwin, P. (2008). Smarter choices: Assessing the potential to achieve traffic reduction using 'Soft measures'. Transport Reviews, 28(5), 593-618.
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in a range of transport policy initiatives which are designed to influence people's travel behaviour away from single-occupancy …

Implementing a Community-Based Social Marketing Program to Increase Recycling

Haldeman, T. & Turner, J. (2009). Implementing a community-based social marketing program to increase recycling. Social Marketing Quarterly, 15(3), 114-127.
This article examines the effectiveness of implementing a community-based social marketing program to increase recycling. Researchers went door-to-door in a 200-home community dis…

Changing Homeowners' Behaviors Involving Toxic Household Chemicals: A Psychological, Multilevel Approach

Werner, C., & Adams, D. (2001). Changing homeowners' behaviors involving toxic household chemicals: A psychological, multilevel approach. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP), 1(1), 1-32.
We describe an education and behavior change program with a multi-level approach. The program goal is to change how people think about, use, store, and dispose of toxic household …

School Travel Plans: Overcoming Barriers to Implementation

Baslington, H. (2008). School travel plans: Overcoming barriers to implementation. Transport Reviews, 28(2), 239-258.
The number of primary school children travelling to school by car has almost doubled in 20 years. A governmental policy response is to introduce school travel plans. The paper rai…

Fleet Conversion in Local Government: Determinants of Driver Fuel Choice for Bi-Fuel Vehicles

Johns, K., Khovanova, K., & Welch, E. (2009, May). Fleet conversion in local government: Determinants of driver fuel choice for bi-fuel vehicles. Environment and Behavior, 41(3), 402-426.
This study evaluates the conversion of one local government’s fleet from gasoline to bi-fuel E-85, compressed natural gas, and liquid propane gas powered vehicles at the midpoint …
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