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

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…

1-2-3 Campaign Against Global Warming

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 …

EnerGuide for Houses

EnerGuide for houses is a new energy evaluation program developed by Natural Resources Canada. Its purpose is to help homeowners understand their homes current energy use and iden…

Using Commitment to Reduce Energy Consumption in Iowa City

Pallak, M.S., D.A. Cook and J.J. Sullivan (1980). Commitment and Energy Conservation. In L. Bickman (ed.), Applied Social Psychology Annual 235-253, Beverley Hills, Ca: Sage.
First, a literature review identified public commitment as an effective tool for behavior change. In order to further investigate the effectiveness of commitment, this tool was in…

Using Television Modeling to Reduce Energy Consumption in Roanoke,Virginia

Winett, R. A., Leckliter, I. N., Chinn, D. E., Stahl, B., & Love, S. Q. (1985). Effects of television modeling on residential energy conservation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 18, 1, 33-44.
A literature review was conducted to identify behavior change tools that could be useful in reducing residential energy consumption. These behavior change tools were then incorpor…

Vending Miser Education

cdollard January 05, 2006 03:39 PM
We are about to install Vending Miser devices on the pop machines on campus. There has been some concern expressed that students will see the machines from a distance and since th…

Positive Engagement?

Ramsey Hart Baie Verte January 11, 2008 09:12 PM
Hi Folks, I'm struggling with the notion of positive engagement with companies that are known to have unsustainable or what could be considered socially unjust practices (ex.…

Campaigns to Promote Environmental Health

x y October 05, 2008 09:36 PM
Dear colleagues, As part of formative research for a project that I am working on, I would appreciate your recommendations, documentation (research, strategy, evaluation) and…

Application of Social Psychological and Evaluation Research: Lessons from Energy Information Programs

Dennis, M. L. & Soderstrom, E. J. Application of social psychological and evaluation research: Lessons from energy information programs. Vol. 11. 1988. 77-84.
Discusses applied social psychological research on the dissemination of energy-related information, focusing on evaluations in 4 types of information dissemination programs: speci…

Seeking Adverts/Campaigns/Slogans for Engaging SMEs

adwait ainapure November 19, 2008 09:33 AM
Hi all, I need to see examples of and evaluate adverts/campaigns/slogans etc. that aim to communicate and motivate environmental behaviour with Small-Medium Enterprises. Our pr…
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