Shifting to Sustainable Modes of Transportation in Boulder Colorado Using Incentives, Norms, Communication and Feedback

Evaluation has revealed an increase in pedestrian trips by 3.5%, in bicycle trips by 2.2% and in transit trips by 1.7% Between 1990 and 1994, there was a 6% modal shift from sing…

Washington State Promotes the Purchase of Recycled Content Products With Prompts in the "Get in the Loop, Buy Recycled" Program

King County commission for Marketing Recyclable Materials & Atwood, A. M. (1994). Consumer research survey: Knowledge, attitudes, and purchase of recycled-content products. King County Commission for Marketing Recyclable Materials.
During the 1994-1995 program year, "Get in the L, Buy Recycled" has a budget of US$ 275,000. Funding for the campaign came from the State of Washington, participating recycled pr…

Using Commitment and Feedback to Encourage Apartment Complex Dwellers to Participate in Curbside Recycling

DeLeon, I. G., & Fuqua, R. W. (1995). The effects of public commitment and group feedback on curbside recycling. Special Issue: Litter control and recycling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 2, 233-250.
Curbside paper recycling increased in each intervention group. The commitment only group recycled 5% more, while the feedback group increased by 25%. However, when these two too…

Eliciting Energy Efficient Driving Styles with the Use of Feedback from Postal Workers in the Netherlands

Siero, S., Boon, M., Kok, G., & Siero, F. (1989). Modification of driving behavior in a large transport organization: A field
The intervention combining information and feedback elicited 7.3% energy savings compared to the control condition. Moreover, six months later, 5.5% savings was measured.

Reducing Electricity and Natural Gas Consumption Using Feedback and Incentives in Voorschoten, Netherlands, ,

Midden, C. J., Meter, J. E., Weenig, M. H., & Zieverink, H. J. (1983). Using feedback, reinforcement and information to reduce energy consumption in
The information-only group had the least reduction in energy savings in both electricity (7.6%) and natural gas (0%). All three intervention groups had substantial reduction in e…

Reducing Residential Water Consumption with Feedback in Melbourne, Australia

Aitken, C. K., McMahon, T. A., Wearing, A. J. & Finlayson, B. L. (1994). Residential water use: Predicting and reducing consumption. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 24, 2, 136-158.
Although households who already exhibit low water use did not reduce consumption substantially, feedback and dissonance did have a positive effect on high consumption households. …

Reduction of Residential Consumption of Electricity Through Simple Monthly Feedback

Hayes, Steven C., Cone, John D., Reduction of residential consumption of electricity through simple monthly feedback. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1981, 14, 81-88.
The researchers found that electricity was reduced by 4.7% when households received the feedback letter. The results of this study demonstrate the effectiveness and practicality o…

Reducing Speeding Behavior by Using Public Posting Prompt

Van Houten, R., Nau, P. A., & Marini Z. (1980). An analysis of public posting in reducing speeding behavior on an urban highway. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13, 3, 383-395.
Analysis of the radar sampling accumulated throughout the experiment revealed that the presence of the prompt when presenting numerical feedback was effective at reducing the spee…

Television Feedback used to Modify Gasoline Consumption

Rothstein, Robert, N. Television Feedback Used to Modify Gasoline, Consumption, Behavior Therapy, 11, 683-688, 1980.,
During the first three weeks of the experiment, gasoline consumption decreased by 24.8, 27.2 and 37.6%. When the graph was taken off the air for a two-week period, consumption sti…

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