Students Teaching Students on the Importance of Using Both Sides of Paper, Conserving Energy, and Recycling

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This procedure was repeated in June of 1996. Twenty five percent of the paper found in classroom recycling bins was used on both sides, and 46% of the waste in the classroom garba…

Global Action Plan Community Lifestyles Campaign

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Gershon, D. & Gilman, R. (1991). Household ecoteam workbook: A six month program to bring your household into environmental balance. Uxbridge, Ontario:
In the United States on average households that participate in Ecoteams produce 42% less garbage, use 25% less water, produce 16% less CO2, and use 16% less fuel for transportatio…

Using Block Leaders and Prompts to Improve Participation in Curbside Recycling in Denver Colorado

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Although all interventions improved particiaptions, it is clearly the block leaders who had the most significant impact on behavior. Fully one third of residents were recycling by…

Recycling at Festivals and Public Events

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The Waste Management Branch provided staff to train festival volunteers to handle and store recyclable materials. Attendants and volunteers stood in front of the bins to accept ma…

Motivating Businesses to Reduce Waste and Recycle

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Overall member assessment of Green Works benefits Members were asked to rate a list of Green Works benefits on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being very low benefit, and 5 being ver…

Increasing Paper Recycling in Portland Oregon Dormitories Using Incentives and Commitment

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Wang, T. H. & Katzev, R. D. (1990). Group commitment and resource conservation: Two field experiments on promoting recycling. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 20, 4, Part 1, 265-275.
During the intervention period, the three treatment groups showed a dramatic increase in recycling. Paper recycling for the group commitment, incentive and individual commitment …

Environmental Knowledge and Recycling Behavior as a Function of Attitudes and Personality Characteristics

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Arbuthnot, J. Environmental knowledge and recycling behavior as a fuction of attitudes and personality characteristics. Vol. 1. 1974. 119-121.
Tested a numer of hypotheses regarding the relationship among (a) personality characteristics, (b) certain demographic factors, and (c) environmental attitudes, knowledge, and com…

Do we Know What we Need to Know? Objective and Subjective Knowledge Effects on Pro-Ecological Behaviors. Special Issue: Linking Theory to Policy

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Ellen, P. S. Do we know what we need to know? Objective and subjective knowledge effects on pro-ecological behaviors. Special Issue: Linking theory to policy.. Vol. 30. 1994. 43-52.
307 adults were administered a questionnaire to assess the extent to which Ss possessed the subjective and objective knowledge of the information necessary to choose products with…

Importance of Waste Reduction Education during an Economic Downturn

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Our local government is considering all options to keep the recycling program operational with the drop in value of the recyclable materials. One option is to cancel waste reduct…

Psychology and Sustainability: An Introduction

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McKenzie-Mohr, D. & Oskamp, S. (1995). Psychology and Sustainability: An Introduction. Journal of Social Issues, 51, 4, 1-14.
A special issue on psychology and the promotion of a sustainable future. Topics discussed include sustainability as a social vision; education, the media, and tax refor…

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