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

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In order to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, the Boulder City Council began to promote sustainable methods of transportation. Through public meetings, barriers to usin…

Promoting Public Transit in Urban Areas with Incentives and Commitment

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Bachman, W. , & Katzev, R. (1982). The effects of non-contingent free bus tickets and personal commitment on urban bus ridership. Transportation Research, 16A, 2, 103-108.
In order to decrease dependence on single occupant vehicles and to improve fossil fuel conservation, a pilot program was designed to increase ridership on mass transit. A literatu…

Energy and Water Reduction: "Green" Hotels

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Patricia Griffin created "Green" Hotels Association in 1993. The goal of this association is to reduce the amount of energy and water consumed by the lodging industry. GHA provide…

Restoring the Redwood River

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The Redwood River Clean Water Project, an accelerated program to restore the Redwood River and Lake Redwood, was officially launched in 1995. It began as a response to deteriorati…

AT&T's Telework Program

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Atkyns, R., Blazek, M. & Roitz, J. (2002). Measurement of environmental impacts of telework adoption amidst change in complex organizations: AT&T survey methodology and results. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 36, 267-285.
More and more AT&T employees are taking advantage of the latest computer technology by working from home. AT&T has been developing their telework program since 1992. Business can …

Water Efficiency Durham

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Durham Region is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, on the eastern border of Toronto. In 1995 Durham Region began developing initiatives to help their customers reduce wa…

Florida Clean Marina Program

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Program developed as a multi-media single sector effort to implement a voluntary, partnership-driven, criteria and incentive-based, proactive pollution prevention approach for mar…

Measuring Impacts from Rate Incentives for Waste Reduction

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Municipalities across the nation are looking to new forms of residential refuse rates to encourage waste reduction and diversion while creating revenues. Garbage rates based on th…

Feather River Water and Air Quality Project

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The Feather River Water and Air Quality Project began in January of 1998. The project covered 499,000 acres in the Sacramento Valley, with 6,000 being federal and 493,000 being no…

Michigan's Mandatory Deposit Legislation

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The Environment Goes to Market: The Implementation of Economic Incentives for Pollution Control. National Academy of Public Administration, 1994. Pg.138-159.
In 1976, the Mandatory Beverage Container Deposit Law was enacted in Michigan. Legislation was created that required deposit fees for certain recyclable bottles with the goal to r…
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