“Intro to Social Marketing” Professional Certificate Course to be Offered This Fall

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Liz Foote Maui August 04, 2020 07:00 AM
This is the second time this course will be offered, there’s high demand and limited space. I was both a coordinator and participant for the first offering of the course this past…

City of Calgary Wins Award for “Biodiverse Communities Initiative,’ a CBSM Project

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Liz Foote Maui August 04, 2020 02:07 AM
This article describes a habitat restoration planning project that just won a 2020 award for Planning Excellence, given out by the Canadian Institute of Planners. The article spec…

Curbing Reckless Behaviour in the Face of COVID-19: Moralize It!

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Julie Cook Waterloo July 28, 2020 09:28 PM
Hi all, This is an interesting article that advocates for a "moralizing" approach to  behaviour change in the face of COVID-19. Both second hand smoke and drunk driving campaigns…

A 'Mass Experiment' for the Climate

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Julie Cook Waterloo July 22, 2020 03:35 PM
How has COVID-19 impacted our behaviours in relation to the environment? This BBC article tackles the relationships between our individual behaviours, government & business action…

The Lie behind Plastic Pollution

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Julie Cook Waterloo July 13, 2020 05:36 PM
Hi everyone, I came across this provocative blog post from PhD fellow Michaela Barnett, in which she discusses the need to move beyond individual behaviours in order to combat th…

Free BECC Webinar 7/15: "10 Social Marketing Pitfalls"

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Liz Foote Maui July 09, 2020 11:33 PM
Hi, just wanted to share the opportunity to register for this FREE webinar on July 15th, "10 Social Marketing Pitfalls," that’s part of the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change vi…

“Accurate, Honest and Transparent: How Leaders Should Communicate about Coronavirus”

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Liz Foote Maui July 09, 2020 11:27 AM
As someone who watched NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefings pretty religiously, I enjoyed reading this opinion piece from Australia about how leaders should comm…

America’s Response to the Coronavirus through the Lens of Systems Thinking

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Liz Foote Maui July 09, 2020 10:08 AM
This article in The Atlantic by Zeynep Tufekci, “It Wasn’t Just Trump Who Got It Wrong,” is a fascinating exploration of America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic through the…

Montana Mask-Wearing PSAs with Normative Messaging

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Liz Foote Maui July 09, 2020 09:35 AM
I saw these graphics posted on Twitter, presented as a great example of social proof. I think they also use humor pretty well. I'm not sure where they came from; for starters I di…

"How to Nudge a Coronavirus Nonbeliever"

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Liz Foote Maui July 09, 2020 09:24 AM
I came across this article by Cass Sunstein (“Nudge”) about the role of personal identity surrounding the issue of mask-wearing (or lack thereof…). It references the iconic “Don’t…

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