The Lie behind Plastic Pollution

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Julie Cook Kitchener 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…

Behavioural Scientist's Summer Book List

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Julie Cook Kitchener July 07, 2020 07:25 PM
Hello everyone, Since we're now in the midst of summer, the sun, and the heat, I thought I'd send along a Summer 2020 Book List for you to peruse through, for weekends at the cot…

Using a Video Series to Encourage Urban Agriculture

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Julie Cook Kitchener July 07, 2020 06:16 PM
Hi all, I have heard from a few different sources that many people are turning to gardening and other outdoor activities to help them cope during the pandemic. For anyone who wor…

Will COVID19 Finally Push us to Prioritize Outreach and Communications?

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Liz Foote Maui June 17, 2020 12:22 AM
I recently came across this article, “‘By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail’: Lessons from the 2009 H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic.” when one of the co-authors (Jeff French)…

Seeking Covid-19 Protocols During Pilot Phase

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Martha Parker Houston June 05, 2020 04:06 PM
Hi there, At the Houston Zoo, we are in year 3 of an ongoing CBSM project to reduce discarded fishing line along the coast. We are currently piloting our strategy, which involves…

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