Summer Water Conservation Program

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Kaitlin Phelps New York City June 03, 2020 03:38 PM
For those concerned about residential summer water usage, I wanted to share research and program resources we have conducted and developed over the last 4 years. This includes fou…

Effective Residential Irrigation Programs

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Ashlee Stratakis Oceanside June 25, 2012 07:24 PM
Action Research is currently working with Doug McKenzie-Mohr to develop a series of turnkey strategy reports that will provide step-by-step guidance on fostering specific environm…

Residential Lawn Irrigation Programs

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Ashlee Stratakis Oceanside June 04, 2012 04:22 PM
Action Research is currently working with Doug McKenzie-Mohr to develop a series of turnkey strategy reports that will provide step-by-step guidance on fostering specific environm…

Webinar: Skip A Week Lawn Watering this Wednesday, January 26

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa January 22, 2012 08:42 PM
This "Skip a Week" yard watering campaign used a combination of mass media and norm appeals to overcome misconceptions about the amount of water required for healthy yard plants a…

Skip A Week Lawn Watering Webinar January 26

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa January 10, 2012 11:00 AM
Webinar on Southwest Florida Management District's "Skip a Week" Yard Watering Campaign (Jan. 26, 2012) This "Skip a Week" yard watering campaign used a combination of mass medi…

Have you tested fridge magnets vs. hose tags (or anything comparable)?

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Ruben Anderson Victoria April 28, 2011 05:02 PM
Metro Vancouver is implementing new lawn watering restrictions and would like to provide effective reminders to residents. Has anyone done a controlled test of the effectiveness…

Utilizing a Social-Ecological Framework to Promote Water and Energy Conservation: A Field Experiment

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Kurz, T., Donaghue, N., & Walker, I. (2005). Utilizing a social-ecological framework to promote water and energy conservation: A field experiment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35(6), 1281-1300.
The present study utilized a social-ecological framework to design an intervention to reduce residential water and energy use in a local community. An experimental design was used…

The Ways That People Talk About Natural Resources: Discursive Strategies as Barriers to Environmentally Sustainable Practices

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Kurz, T., Donaghue, N., Rapley, M., & Walker, I. (2005). The ways that people talk about natural resources: Discursive strategies as barriers to environmentally sustainable practices. British Journal of Social Psychology, 44(4), 603-620.
In this paper, we analyse talk about water and energy use taken from nine interviews with citizens of Perth, Western Australia. Participants' talk offered representations of water…

Preferences for Landscape Choice in a Southwestern Desert City

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Yabiku, S., Casagrande, D., & Farley-Metzger, E. (2008, May). Preferences for landscape choice in a Southwestern desert city. Environment and Behavior, 40(3), 382-400.
Through outdoor water consumption, residential landscaping behavior affects public policy and the environment in the American Southwest. We propose a decision framework based on c…

Environmental Beliefs and Endorsement of Sustainable Development Principles in Water Conservation: Toward a New Human Interdependence Paradigm Scale

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Corral-Verdugo, V., Carrus, G., Bonnes, M., Moser, G., & Sinha, J. (2008). Environmental beliefs and endorsement of sustainable development principles in water conservation: Toward a New Human Interdependence Paradigm scale. Environment and Behavior, 40(5), 703-725.
It is thought that a dichotomy exists between two apparently contradictory belief systems: the so-called "Human Exception Paradigm" (HEP)--an anthropocentric belief system--and th…

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