Reducing Lunchtime Garbage Produced by New Brunswick Students Using Prompts and Commitment

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A literature review revealed that prompts and commitment were effective tools in reducing the amount of garbage produced at lunchtime. These behavior change tools were then integr…

Using Commitment and Communication to Increase Grass Cycling in Suburban Neighborhoods

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Cobern, M. K., Porter, B.E., Leeming, F.C., & Dwyer, W.O. (1995). The effect of commitment on adoption and diffusion of grass cycling. Special Issue: Litter control and recycling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 2, 213-232.
First, a literature was conducted to identify the most effective behavior change tools to encourage grass cycling. Then, three homogeneous suburban neighborhoods were observed for…

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

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Students can be the best teachers. In 1995, students in the Student Leadership Class designed and delivered educational messages to teachers and students on the importance of usin…

Waste Wise Program

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Waste Wise is a free, voluntary program set up by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which attempts to eliminate costly municipal solid waste. Waste Wise targ…

Encouraging People at Festivals to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse Cups

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The Milwaukee Irish Fest, the Be Smart Coalition, and Keep Greater, Milwaukee Beautiful, Inc., co-operated to pilot a project promoting waste reduction at a Milwaukee Irish Fest. …

Television Feedback used to Modify Gasoline Consumption

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Rothstein, Robert, N. Television Feedback Used to Modify Gasoline, Consumption, Behavior Therapy, 11, 683-688, 1980.,
This project examined the impact of feedback on the gasoline consumption of a large segment of the population. Every evening during the 6:00 news, a local television station displ…

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…

Testing the Effectiveness of Supermarket-Based Environmental Shopping Campaigns in Changing Consumer Behavior in New York City

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Clarke, Marjorie J. (Apr 2000). Testing the effectiveness of supermarket-based environmental shopping campaigns in changing consumer behavior in New York City. . Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: the Sciences & Engineering., 60, 9B, p. 4491.
To advance waste prevention research, this study tested two environmental shopping educational campaigns in Manhattan supermarkets to impart information and motivation to shop…

Prompting a Consumer Behavior for Pollution Control

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Geller, E. S., Farris, J. C. & Post, D. S. (1973). Prompting a consumer behavior for pollution control. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 6, 3, 367-376.
Studied the relative effectiveness of different prompting procedures for increasing the probability that customers entering a grocery store would select their soft drinks in retur…

1992 Waste Management Communication Study: Executive Summary

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Regional Municipality of PEEL (1993). 1992 Waste Management Communication Study: Executive summary. Peel: Regional Municipality of Peel.

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