Commitment and Energy Conservation

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Neuman, K. (1986). Personal values and commitment to energy conservation. Environment and Behavior, 18, 1, 53-74.
Discusses the process by which the authors became involved in energy conservation (EC) research, explores practical issues about EC, and discusses several sets of data concerning …

A Review of Intervention Studies Aimed at Household Energy Conservation

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Abrahamse, W., Steg, L., Vlek, C., & Rothengatter, T. (2005). A review of intervention studies aimed at household energy conservation. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 25(3), 273-291.
This article reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of interventions aiming to encourage households to reduce energy consumption. Thirty-eight studies performed within the field …

Using E-mail Listservs to Promote Environmentally Sustainable Behaviors

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Artz, N., & Cooke, P. (2007). Using e-mail listservs to promote environmentally sustainable behaviors. Journal of Marketing Communications, 13(4), 257-276.
This paper describes a social marketing campaign that encouraged individuals to adopt environmentally sustainable behaviors such as purchasing green power, installing energy-effic…

Can Commitment Change Behavior? A Case Study of Environmental Actions

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Katzev, R. & Wang, T. Can commitment change behavior? A case study of environmental actions. Vol. 9. 1994. 13-26.
Conducted a critical evaluation of both laboratory and field studies that have employed commitment procedures to change behavior. An analysis of the methodological and historical …

Improving Energy Conservation With Effective Home Audit Programs in California Using Communication and Commitment

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Aronson, E. (1990). Applying social psychology to desegregation and energy conservation. Special Issue: Illustrating the value of basic research. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 16, 1, 118-132.
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in California provided a home audit program as a method to improve energy conservation. This initiative gave homeowners a free home ins…

The Effect of Mild and Strong Public Commitments on Energy Conservation in Jackson, Michigan

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Shippee, G. E., & Gregory, W. L. (1982). Public commitment and energy conservation. American Journal of Community Psychology, 10, 1, 81-93.
Commitment is often an effective behavior change tool in promoting sustainable behavior. After conducting a literature review, two types of commitment were identified as influenti…

1-2-3 Campaign Against Global Warming

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The 1-2-3 Global Warming Campaign was initiated in the 1st Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon in January 2001 to inform people about the dangers of global warming and spur them …

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