COVID-19: A Game Changer for Renewable Energy

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Julie Cook Waterloo September 24, 2020 01:04 AM

Hi everyone,

I've come across this article by the World Economic Forum, which explains how fossil fuels have been hard hit by the pandemic at the same time as there have been…

Call for Nominations 2020: (1) Travel Behavior Programs and (2) Behavioral Building Energy Conservation Programs

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa April 30, 2020 02:09 PM

Do you know of a particularly effective or innovative approach for changing travel or energy use behaviours? Yours? Nominate it for Landmark designation. Designation as a…

Europe’s Energy Neighborhoods Program Earns Landmark Designation

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa April 30, 2020 02:08 PM

Europe’s Energy Neighbourhoods program engaged neighbourhoods to ‘bet’ with their municipalities that they could reduce energy use by at least 9% over a…

RE100 Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Program Earns Landmark Designation

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa April 30, 2020 02:07 PM

RE100 is a global collaborative initiative that is accelerating a shift in corporate energy purchasing to reduce global carbon emissions and buy energy from renewable sources.…

The environmental cost of misinformation: Why the recommendation to use elevated temperatures for handwashing is problematic.

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Carrico, A. R., Spoden, M., Wallston, K. A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. (2013). The environmental cost of misinformation: Why the recommendation to use elevated temperatures for handwashing is problematic. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 37(4), 433-441.

Multiple government and health organizations recommend the use of warm or hot water in publications designed to educate the public on best practices for washing one’s hands.…

Manual dishwashing habits: An empirical analysis of UK consumers.

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Berkholz, P., Stamminger, R., Wnuk, G., Owens, J., & Bernarde, S. (2010). Manual dishwashing habits: An empirical analysis of UK consumers. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 34(2), 235-242.

This study presents an overview of the washing up behaviour of consumers in the UK. Peoples’ individual attitudes were observed as were the amount of water and energy used,…

The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use.

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Bailey, J. O., Bailenson, J. N., Flora, J., Armel, K. C., Voelker, D., & Reeves, B. (2015). The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use. Environment and Behavior, 47(5), 570-592.

Research suggests that vivid and personalized interventions influence proenvironmental attitudes and behaviors. Through the use of immersive virtual environment technology, people…

Water or Energy Community Engagement Program Examples.

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Cara Horner Melbourne September 09, 2019 06:58 AM

Looking for any great examples of best practise water or energy community engagement programs which have been evaluated and shown to work. We have some aspirational community…

Retaining Behaviour Changes

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Lynn Johannson Georgetown November 01, 2018 08:14 PM

I am interested in hearing from others about the success they have had with their programmes in the promoting and retaining behaviour changes they had targeted in the market or…

"Familles à énergie positive" Program Uses Peer Support Groups to Reduce Residential Energy and Water Consumption (New Tools of Change Case Study)

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa April 16, 2018 03:52 PM

France's multi-year "Familles à énergie positive" program uses peer support groups (eco-teams) to reduce residential energy and water consumption. During the 2014/2015 period,…

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