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Conspicuous Conservation: Pro-environmental Consumption and Status Competition

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Griskevicius, V. (2008). Conspicuous conservation: Pro-environmental consumption and status competition. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 69(2-B), 1378.
How can we motivate people to go green by switching to environmentally friendly behaviors? Traditional approaches suggest providing people with information (about the plight of th…

Packaging and Proenvironmental Consumption Behavior: Investigating Purchase and Disposal Decisions for Beverages

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van Birgelen, M., Semeijn, J., & Keicher, M. (2009). Packaging and proenvironmental consumption behavior: Investigating purchase and disposal decisions for beverages. Environment and Behavior, 41(1), 125-146.
Understanding proenvironmental consumption behavior may enable companies to establish reputational and competitive advantages. This study generates new insights by analyzing consu…

A Cross-Country Exploration of Environmental Attitudes

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Sarigöllü, E. (2009). A cross-country exploration of environmental attitudes. Environment and Behavior, 41(3), 365-386.
This research investigates the effect of cultural, sociodemographic, and contextual characteristics in shaping environmental attitudes in a cross-country context. In addition, dim…

Promoting Sustainable Consumption: Determinants of Green Purchases by Swiss Consumers

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Tanner, C., & Kast, S. (2003). Promoting Sustainable Consumption: Determinants of Green Purchases by Swiss Consumers. Psychology & Marketing, 20(10), 883-902. doi:10.1002/mar.10101.
Given that overconsumption in industrial countries is a main cause of environmental degradation, a shift toward more sustainable consumption patterns is required. This study attem…

Internal and External Barriers to Eco-conscious Apparel Acquisition

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Connell, K. (2010). Internal and external barriers to eco-conscious apparel acquisition. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 34(3), 279-286. doi:10.1111/j.1470-6431.2010.00865.x.
Apparel consumption is a contributing cause of environmental change, and environmental integrity requires the encouragement of eco-conscious apparel acquisition. Unfortunately, am…

Twenty Years After Hines, Hungerford, and Tomera: A New Meta-Analysis of psycho-Social Determinants of Pro-Environmental Behaviour

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Bamberg, S., & Möser, G. (2007). Twenty years after Hines, Hungerford, and Tomera: A new meta-analysis of psycho-social determinants of pro-environmental behaviour. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 27(1), 14-25.
The goal of the present paper is a replication as well as an extension of the Hines et al. [(1986/87). Analysis and synthesis of research on responsible environmental behaviour: A…

Green Business Products for Christmas

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Unknown November 11, 2009 06:59 PM
Hi all Has anyone tried encouraging businesses to buy green business products for Christmas for their customers or suppliers? I'm working on a campaign to encourage businesses t…

Green Procurement Language in Municipal Code

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Anne Marie Holen Homer July 14, 2009 12:12 PM
We are looking to revise our procurement regulations to allow for the purchase of environmentally preferable products and services even if they cost a little more. (For example, r…

Researching Kenaf Paper

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Roy Lauridsen Cambridge March 20, 2009 10:49 AM
Looking for sources/manufacturer, also experience from any who have used the paper. Any info is appreciated.   Roy  Lauridsen

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