Re: Efficiency Workshops v Home Audits for Disadvantaged Households

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Unknown October 08, 2005 05:15 PM
Brenda: While not directly relevant, you might want to take a look at the work of Glen Pleasance from Durham Region in Ontario, Canada on outdoor water efficiency. Glen has c…

Seeking Examples of Work on Environmental Attitudes/Knowledge/Behavior Among Recent Immigrants to the US; and Using ESL Classes as a Venue for CBSM

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c2alts October 06, 2005 05:36 PM
Hey, the list is here at last! Looking forward to some interesting dialogue here. I'm conducting a literature search as part of a project that conducts educational outreach about …

The Sustainability Dialogue

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Jonathan Gilmore South Orleans October 06, 2005 03:59 PM
Many places, like Cape Cod, have been the objects of our love and attention. We want to live or vacation there, and probably expect that someone is empathically "minding the store…

The Influence of Message Framing On University Student's Intent to Participate in Sustainable Behavior

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Davis, J. J. (1995). The effects of message framing on response to environmental communications. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 72, 2, 285-299.
A literature review revealed how framing a communication can affect an individual's intent to participate in sustainable behaviors. Specifically, three types of message framing we…

Shifting to Sustainable Modes of Transportation in Boulder Colorado Using Incentives, Norms, Communication and Feedback

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In order to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, the Boulder City Council began to promote sustainable methods of transportation. Through public meetings, barriers to usin…

Increasing Participation in Curbside Paper Recycling Using Verbal Prompts in Chicago

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Spaccarelli, S., Zolik, E. & Jason, L. A. (1989-1990). Effects of verbal prompting and block characteristics on participation in curbside newspaper recycling. Journal of Environmental Systems, 19, 1, 45-57.
After conducting a literature review, prompts were incorporated into an intervention to increase newspaper recycling in a downtown Chicago neighborhood. To be optimally effective,…

EnerGuide for Houses

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EnerGuide for houses is a new energy evaluation program developed by Natural Resources Canada. Its purpose is to help homeowners understand their homes current energy use and iden…

Using Commitment to Reduce Energy Consumption in Iowa City

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Pallak, M.S., D.A. Cook and J.J. Sullivan (1980). Commitment and Energy Conservation. In L. Bickman (ed.), Applied Social Psychology Annual 235-253, Beverley Hills, Ca: Sage.
First, a literature review identified public commitment as an effective tool for behavior change. In order to further investigate the effectiveness of commitment, this tool was in…

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…

A Weekly Doorstep Recycling Collection; "I Had no Idea we Could!"

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Adam D Read. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, v.26, (1999) p.217-249.
Currently the U.K. is faced with the problem of how to handle increasing amounts of solid waste and decreasing landfill area used to dispose of these wastes. In this case, the suc…
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