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Household Actions Can Provide a Behavioral Wedge to Rapidly Reduce US Carbon Emissions

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Dietz, T., Gardner, G.T., Gilligan, J., Stern, P.C., Vandenbergh, M.P. (2009). Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(44), 18452-18456.
Most climate change policy attention has been addressed to long-term options, such as inducing new, low-carbon energy technologies and creating cap-and-trade regimes for emissions…

A Model for Climate TargetOiented Planning and Monitoring of Corporate Travel

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Robèrt, M. (2009). A Model for Climate Target Oriented Planning and Monitoring of Corporate Travel. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 3(1), 1-17.
The objectives of this study are to (a) demonstrate the importance and motivation for large private companies taking action against climate change and (b) develop a backcasting-or…

Ecological behavior and its environmental consequences: A life cycle assessment of a self-report measure

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Kaiser, F., Doka, G., Hofstetter, P., & Ranney, M. (2003). Ecological behavior and its environmental consequences: A life cycle assessment of a self-report measure. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(1), 11-20.
The environmental impact of individuals, namely, how much they pollute and what resources they consume, is of paramount importance. However, even environmental psychologists rarel…

Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation

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Kennedy, A. (2010). Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation. Sustainability, 2(4), 1138-1160
This article explores how environmental regulation may be improved through the use of community-based social marketing techniques. While regulation is an important tool of sustain…

Acceptability of single and combined transport policy measures: The Importance of Environmental and Policy Specific Beliefs

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Eriksson, L., Garvill, J., & Nordlund, A. M. (2008). Acceptability of single and combined transport policy measures: The importance of environmental and policy specific beliefs. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 42(8), 1117-1128.
n this study, the acceptability of different transport policy measures was examined. Three measures were assessed individually and as packages combining one push measure (a raised…

An Exploration of Household Response to Personal Travel Carbon-Reduction Targets

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Tight, M., Vicat, A., Bristow, A., Pridmore, A., & May, A. (2007). An Exploration of Household Response to Personal Travel Carbon-Reduction Targets. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 1(3), 143-159.
Transport is currently responsible for around one-quarter of the total anthropogenic CO2 emissions in the United Kingdom, and this proportion is projected to increase. The transpo…

Television Feedback Used to Modify Gasoline Consumption

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Rothstein, R. N. (1980). Television feedback used to modify gasoline consumption. Behavior Therapy, 11, 5, 683-688.
Provided feedback on the amount of gasoline consumed daily to a mass audience in West Texas via a nightly news television program. The amount of gasoline consumed was reported b…

An Analysis of Public Posting in Reducing Speeding Behavior on an Urban Highway

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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.
Using a reversal design, the percentage of drivers speeding on an urban highway was measured with a concealed radar unit (baseline condition). During the daily posting condition…

Automobile Dependence and Denial: The Elephant in the Bedroom

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Hart, S. I. & Spivak, A. L. (1993). Automobile dependence and denial: The elephant in the bedroom. (pp. 173). Pasadena, California: New Paradigm Books.

Evaluating a Television Campaign to Promote Petrol Conservation

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Syme, G. J., Seligman, C., Kantola, S. J., & MacPherson, D. K. (1987). Evaluating a television campaign to promote petrol conservation. Environment and Behavior, 19, 4, 444-461.
Conducted intensive 4-wk campaigns using a 30-sec TV commercial in 2 Australian cities; a 3rd city served as a control. Approximately 400 respondents (aged 18+ yrs) selected rando…

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