Denver, Colorado's "Waste No More" Initiative

Julie Cook Kitchener May 6, 2024 13:03 pm
Hi all,   Denver, Colorado is a shining example of waste reduction at its best. They have an ambitious goal of diverting 70% of their waste going to landfill by 2032, and they hav…

Compliance with NRM (especially water) Legislation

Alison Fenton Adelaide Sep 11, 2014 0:52 am
I am doing a literature review for research into the reasons for non-compliance with water legislation in South Australia. I am interested in any relevant research undertaken abou…

When Social Norms and Pressures Are Not Enough: Environmental Performance in the Trucking Industry

Thornton, D., Kagan, R., & Gunningham, N. (2009). When social norms and pressures are not enough: Environmental performance in the trucking industry. Law & Society Review, 43(2), 405-436. doi:10.1111/j.1540-5893.2009.00377.x.
Why do some business firms and not others work hard to advance regulatory values such as environmental protection and comply with regulations? Previous research indicates that bus…

Compliance Motivations: Affirmative and Negative Bases

May, P. (2004). Compliance motivations: Affirmative and negative bases. Law & Society Review, 38(1), 41-65. doi:10.1111/j.0023-9216.2004.03801002.x.
This research addresses affirmative and negative motivations for compliance with social and environmental regulations. Affirmative motivations emanate from good intentions and a s…

Everything is Connected

mtremper Nov 7, 2008 12:55 pm
I am posting this as another thought provoker, a reminder of how complexly interwoven our social systems are. The issue is when, if ever, does pursuit of public health goals wind…

Creative Legislation

Dave Rini Boston May 1, 2008 20:02 pm
Hello all - I happen to have a friend who works as a legislative assistant to a rep in New Jersey, and next week the rep's office is having a "legislative brainstorming session…

Energy in Building Materials

Geoff Crosby Melbourne Nov 22, 2006 22:06 pm
I am an architect involved various community based projects and for some time have been trying to specify materials with low embodied energy. I remember paying a small amount of …

Seeking Info on Air Quality Buffer Zones for Hospitals

footprintenv May 12, 2006 21:15 pm
Hello, I am in the final stages of drafting a wood burning appliance by law for a small interior community and am experimenting with some new requirements that are not include…

Best City Policies to Reduce Air Pollution?

Heather Sinton May 8, 2006 1:03 am
Hi, We are in the process of forming an airshed in the Calgary, Alberta, Canada region. The main pollutants are ozone and particulate matter. We don't have much industry; veh…
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