Using Social Norms to Reduce Household Energy Consumption

Jan Aceti Brookline November 28, 2009 07:33 PM
As one of the individuals with responsibility for preparing cases for the case study section of the Fostering Sustainable Behavior website, I am delighted to inform you that a new…

Low Cost/No Cost Household Energy Saving Actions

Jan Aceti Brookline October 25, 2009 04:06 PM
Hello, We are looking to purchase copies of the following product: A booklet, no more than 15 pages, that lists low cost and no cost energy saving actions that people can take…

Using Social Norms to Reduce Household Energy Consumption

Schultz P. W., Nolan J. M., Cialdini R. B., Goldstein N. J., Griskevicius Vladas (2007). The Constructive, Destructive, and Reconstructive Power of Social Norms. Psychological Science, 18(5), 429-434.
Background  In the two projects described below, information was delivered to households in order to foster norms that support reduced electricity consumption.  These projects ma…

Acculturation and Ecological Worldview among Latino Americans

Schultz, P., Unipan, J., & Gamba, R. (2000, December 1). Acculturation and Ecological Worldview among Latino Americans. Journal of Environmental Education, 31(2), 22-27.
Examines environmental attitudes among foreign-born Latin Americans and differences in these attitudes associated with acculturation.

Costs of Launching Social Marketing Campaign

Diana Coba Boise September 17, 2009 12:57 PM
Hi, I would like to do a pilot launch of a social marketing campaign based around reducing electricity usage. In order to get such a project approved, I need to have associate…

Behavioural Responses to Climate Change: Asymmetry of Intentions and Impacts

Whitmarsh, L. (2009, March). Behavioural responses to climate change: Asymmetry of intentions and impacts. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29(1), 13-23.
In seeking to determine whether climate change mitigation strategies are effective, researchers and policy-makers typically use energy consumption as an indicator. UK government d…

Energy Efficiency Programs Designed for Remote Communities?

Gareth Clarke July 14, 2009 01:18 PM
I'm currently developing energy efficiency programs for small, remote communities (25-400 households). As the electric utility, the cost of serving these customers is high and the…

Can Efficient Devices Erode Efficient Behaviors?

Doug Bennett Las Vegas July 08, 2009 11:05 AM
I have heard of studies that show that when people are given more efficient products, they may use that as a rationale to weaken or abandon efficient behaviors. For example, they…

The Short List: The Most Effective Actions U.S. Households Can Take to Curb Climate Change

Gardner, G.T. & Stern, P.C. (2008, September/October). The Short List: The Most Effective Actions U.S. Households Can Take to Curb Climate Change
Individual and household actions now directly cause approximately 38% of total national carbon dioxide emissions, and that percentage has increased in recent years.  These emissio…

Working with Neighborhood Associations to Reduce Energy - Case Studies Needed

Lisa Dugdale Ann Arbor April 24, 2009 05:28 PM
Good Afternoon - I work with a Clean Energy nonprofit that is designing a neighborhood-based energy efficiency program. The main part of the program is working with neighborho…

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