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Bear Creek Safe Routes to School Program

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With help from the Safe Routes to School administrator for the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado, Bear Creek initiated the Walking School Bus and other active transportat…
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Water-Efficient Durham

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To combat the increasing demand on its existing water supply, the Regional Municipality of Durham created the water efficiency program, Water Efficient Durham, which aimed to conv…
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Shower Feedback in Switzerland

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In 2012, ETH Zurich recruited 697 households from a 5,000-household sample provided by the utility company ewz to participate in the shower feedback pilot, a program designed to p…
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Europe’s Energy Neighborhoods

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Based on a campaign run in Belgium in 2003, Europe’s Energy Neighborhoods was a program designed to allow neighborhoods to ‘bet’ with their municipalities that they could reduce e…
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ClimateSmart Home Service, Queensland, Australia

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In 2009, the ClimateSmart Home Service program was launched by Local Government Infrastructure Services (LGIS) in Queensland, Australia. This program aimed to reduce the electrici…
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VERB

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Launched in 2002 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, VERB was a ‘for-kids-by-kids’ multicultural campaign aimed at increasing and maintaining physical activity amon…
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Vancouver’s Employee Trip Reduction Program

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Vancouver’s Employee Trip Reduction Program was launched by the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) to reduce single-occupant vehicle commuter travel among its employees, p…
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Portland’s Smart Trips Welcome Program

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After creating Smart Trips, a successful transportation program for residents of Portland, Oregon, the Bureau of Transportation chose to redefine the program, shifting its focus t…

Improving Participation in a Newspaper Recycling Program in Apartment Complexes Using Prompts

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Reid, D. H., Luyben, P. D., Rawers, R. J. & Bailey, J. S. (1976). Newspaper recycling behavior: the effects of prompting and proximity of containers. Environment and Behavior, 8, 471-481.
A literature review revealed that prompts are an effective method to improve participation in recycling programs. Furthermore, recycling increases when containers are in close pro…

Recycling at Festivals and Public Events

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The international environmental agency for local governments (ICLEI) have a mission to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements i…

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