McDonald's Waste Reduction Task Force

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December 21, 1999 marked the tenth anniversary of McDonald's USA and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and their groundbreaking alliance in 1989. Their partnership has replaced…

Adopt-A-Road

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The Adopt-A-Road program has grown substantially. In 1996 the Bloomington area had eight groups with 11 cleanups, while in 2000, there were a total of 54 groups and 59 cleanups. T…

Recycling PET Bottles at Hageman Elementary

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The Hagemann Elementary School recycling project has resulted in the recycling of over 1,100 pounds of PET bottles of all shapes and sizes. Prepared by: Jason Grant and Jennife…

R-2000 Home Energy and Water Efficiency Program

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Since the program began in 1982, more than 8,000 R-2000 houses have been built and certified. Consequently, manufactures have developed many unique building products, such as heat…

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…

WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program)

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Since 1993, more than 2,800 California businesses have received WRAP awards and many of them have won multiple years. In addition, since 1996, ten companies are annually designate…

Giving Trash the Boot! German Fest & The Boot Mug

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During the first year of the program, the boot mugs were sold for a dollar more than the cost of a regular beer. Within the first two and half-hours, all 5000 were sold. Some were…

Motivating Community Recycling: New Zealand Curbside Trial

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Groups 2 and 3, the verbal commitment groups, recycled considerably more than the control group (who were not asked for a verbal commitment). Only 47% of the participants in group…

Reduction of Residential Consumption of Electricity Through Simple Monthly Feedback

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Hayes, Steven C., Cone, John D., Reduction of residential consumption of electricity through simple monthly feedback. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1981, 14, 81-88.
The researchers found that electricity was reduced by 4.7% when households received the feedback letter. The results of this study demonstrate the effectiveness and practicality o…

Clean Builder Program

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The project was launched on August 2, 1997 in conjunction with the Eastern Newfoundland Home Builders Association Ltd. and St. John's Clean and Beautiful. Currently there are 14 C…

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