Smart Cities: A good idea?

Julie Cook Kitchener February 28, 2024 14:13 pm
Smart Cities have risen in popularity in the past several years. As sustainability professionals, many of whom work for municipalities, you may have come across or be working towa…

Mixed signals: How incentives really work

Julie Cook Kitchener February 13, 2024 14:06 pm
Hi all, There's a fascinating book on incentives that you may consider reading. The author, a behavioural economist, provides an account of how actions send signals that shape b…

Why has the Canada Greener Homes Initiative been so successful?

Julie Cook Kitchener February 8, 2024 18:47 pm
Hi all,    Food and energy prices have risen significantly in the past few years, sending the cost of living soaring all over the world. It is evident that citizens are looking fo…

Proffers for New Development in Fairfax County, Virginia

Jay Kassirer Ottawa January 25, 2024 15:04 pm
Fairfax County established Transportation Demand Management (TDM) requirements (“proffers”) for new development that would have significant traffic impacts. For buildings within t…

Wind Farm Co-Ownership

Jay Kassirer Ottawa January 25, 2024 15:01 pm
What if you want to move away from gas and oil, but rent, are about to move, or can’t afford solar panels? If your energy supplier has not already pledged to go green, you have fe…

How to increase recycling rates in the office

Julie Cook Kitchener January 18, 2024 14:49 pm
Hi all,    To learn an effective way to increase recycling behaviour in an office workplace, consider reviewing Action Research’s study on 34 office buildings in U.S. cities. They…

Social media for behaviour change toolkit

Julie Cook Kitchener December 12, 2023 19:15 pm
Hi all,   If you’re looking for information on how to run a social media for behaviour change campaign, the International Federation of the Red Cross and USAID have teamed up to p…

EV sales are up worldwide: Are incentives working?

Julie Cook Kitchener December 5, 2023 20:22 pm
Hi all, Since world leaders are gathered at the UN's Climate Change Conference (COP 28) right now, I thought I'd share some good news related to the adoption of electric vehicle…

How to Encourage a Plant-based Diet

Julie Cook Kitchener October 20, 2023 0:14 am
Hi all, If you would like to encourage a priority group to reduce their meat intake and increase consumption of plant-based foods, consider the use of default settings. At resta…

Preventing Litter from Dropped Bags & Debris from Uncovered Loads

Summer Benton Chesterfield April 6, 2023 15:18 pm
I am looking to connect with others involved in preventing litter and debris on roadways that is caused by uncovered loads while heading to proper disposal destinations. I recent…

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