Solarize campaigns: Harnessing the power of the crowd

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Julie Cook Kitchener May 13, 2024 12:51 pm
Hi all,   Solar is expanding much more quickly than all other energy technologies in history, which is encouraging to see in the face of the global climate crisis. As part of this…

Inspiring workplace safety through intrinsic motivation

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Julie Cook Kitchener May 6, 2024 12:56 pm
Hi all,    Imagine you’re an investor sitting in a fancy hotel ballroom around the corner from Wall Street, waiting to hear a speech from the new CEO of the aluminum company you’v…

Invasive species and the effectiveness of public awareness campaigns

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 22, 2024 12:46 pm
Hi all,   Public awareness campaigns are often applied to mitigate the negative impacts that invasive species have on healthy ecosystems. However, there is little evidence suggest…

Changing social norms around native plants in your area

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 15, 2024 13:11 pm
Hi all,   Those of you who are interested in encouraging native plant gardens in your region might find some inspiration in World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) “In the Zone” program. The …

The "Wear It" campaign: Encouraging boating safety & the use of life jackets

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 8, 2024 13:08 pm
Hi all,   If you’re looking for a compelling behaviour change program related to safety, check out the “Wear it” campaign run by the U.S. coast guard. Though it is American-based,…

Celebrating India's "Catch the Rain" campaign

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Julie Cook Kitchener Mar 25, 2024 13:04 pm
Hi all,   On the heels of World Water Day on March 22nd, it is more urgent than ever that we collectively recognize the importance of water in our daily lives. For a bit of inspir…

Protecting the Great Barrier Reef: The effectiveness of emotional appeals

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Julie Cook Kitchener Mar 20, 2024 13:58 pm
Hi all,    Many of you are aware that the Great Barrier Reef along the Australian coast is one of the most extraordinary natural wonders of the world, and that climate change and …

Collaborate or confront? Protecting migratory birds from window collisions

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Julie Cook Kitchener Mar 5, 2024 16:38 pm
Hi all,  Migratory birds are returning to their native habitats in those parts of the world that are emerging from winter. A very interesting Toronto-based organization called FL…

COP 26 & The Benefits of Climate Action

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Julie Cook Kitchener Nov 18, 2021 18:02 pm
Hi all, As you may know, the latest global climate negotiations at COP 26 in Glasgow have drawn to a close. Though some progress was made, concerns remain about the enormous gap …

Using Sustainability Village model to create change

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Cecilia Kemp Moss Vale Apr 28, 2021 2:30 am
Hi guys, I am curious if anyone else lives in a rural setting where the local/municipal level government has developed a program based around the villages/small towns in their go…
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