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Opower’s Home Energy Report, Minnesota

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In 2009, Opower, an energy information software company, partnered with a Minnesota utility company to provide residential customers of the utility company with customized home en…
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California’s Energy Conservation Competition

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Developed by the non-profit SEI, California’s Energy Conservation Competition aimed to change behaviors around lighting, plug-loads, and mechanical systems by working with teacher…
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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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Stepping It Up

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Developed in the Region of Peel, Ontario, Stepping It Up was a program designed to reduce car traffic and increase walking and cycling to school by working with elementary school …
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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…

Using Block Leaders and Prompts to Improve Participation in Curbside Recycling in Denver Colorado

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Based on information obtained from a literature review, norms and prompts were incorporated into a pilot program designed to improve participation in curbside recycling. City bloc…

The Seafood Watch Program

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The Seafood Watch program began as a list of sustainable seafood choices developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium between 1997-1999. This list was developed in order to answer visit…

Water Efficiency Durham

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Durham Region is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, on the eastern border of Toronto. In 1995 Durham Region began developing initiatives to help their customers reduce wa…
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