The Effect of Goal-Setting and Daily Electronic Feedback on In-Home Energy Use

Van-Houwelingen, J. H. & Van-Raaij, W. F. (1989). The effect of goal-setting and daily electronic feedback on in-home energy use. Journal of Consumer Research, 16, 1, 98-105.
Compared the effects of daily electronic feedback (DEF) with monthly external feedback (MEF) and with self-monitoring (SMO) of energy use in 325 single family homes in the Netherl…

Joint Effect of Feedback and Goal Setting on Performance: A Field Study of Residential Energy Conservation

Becker, L. J. (1978). Joint effect of feedback and goal setting on performance: A field study of residential energy conservation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 63, 4, 428-433.
The facilitating motivational effect of feedback on performance has been attributed by some to difficult goals set in response to feedback. In the present article the effect was …

Adapting Human Lifestyles for the 21st Century

Howard, George S. (2000). Adapting human lifestyles for the 21st century. . American Psychologist, 55, 5, 509-151.
A number of ecological problems (e.g., global warming, ozone depletion, deforestation, acid rain) have been identified, which threaten to reduce the quality of human life in t…

Psychological Contributions to Achieving an Ecologically Sustainable Future for Humanity

Oskamp, Stuart (2000). Psychological contributions to achieving an ecologically sustainable future for humanity. The Journal of Social Issues , 56, 3, 373-390.
The most serious long-term threat facing the world is the danger that human actions are producing irreversible, harmful changes to the environmental conditions that su…

A Novel Conceptual Framework for Examining Environmental Behavior in Large Organizations: A Case Study of the Cornwall National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom

Tudor, T., Barr, S., & Gilg, A. (2008). A novel conceptual framework for examining environmental behavior in large organizations: A case study of the Cornwall National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom. Environment and Behavior, 40(3), 426-450.
This article is concerned with the development of a conceptual framework of the key antecedents that lead to sustainable environmental behavior amongst employees within a large or…

A Review of Intervention Studies Aimed at Household Energy Conservation

Abrahamse, W., Steg, L., Vlek, C., & Rothengatter, T. (2005). A review of intervention studies aimed at household energy conservation. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 25(3), 273-291.
This article reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of interventions aiming to encourage households to reduce energy consumption. Thirty-eight studies performed within the field …

Oakland, California Adopts a Zero Waste Goal

mgagliardi March 16, 2006 06:59 AM
The City of Oakland in the State of California, USA, passed a Zero Waste resolution March 7, 2006. Oakland is a port city in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a population of 400,0…

Global Warming/EcoTeam Program + Low Carbon Diet Program

Lorraine Herschkorn High Falls October 27, 2006 10:10 AM
Hello All, I let David Gershon, the creator of the EcoTeam program, here in New York, USA, know I have suggested his program. I found it to be an excellent program which I, a…

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