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Household Actions Can Provide a Behavioral Wedge to Rapidly Reduce US Carbon Emissions

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Dietz, T., Gardner, G.T., Gilligan, J., Stern, P.C., Vandenbergh, M.P. (2009). Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(44), 18452-18456.
Most climate change policy attention has been addressed to long-term options, such as inducing new, low-carbon energy technologies and creating cap-and-trade regimes for emissions…
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Turn it Off: Anti-Idling Project Using Commitment, Prompts and Norms

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In an attempt to combat vehicle idling, Toronto instated an Anti-Idling Bylaw limiting vehicle idling to three minutes. However, because enforcement proved difficult, the bylaw al…
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Capitol Hill In Motion

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Created in King County, Washington, Capitol Hill In Motion was a campaign designed to encourage car users and car-owning households in communities where 70% of people were already…
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The Clean Air Commute

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The Clean Air Commute was created to encourage members of the public to use a cleaner means of transportation on one day during the month of June. While the program quickly gained…
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Chicago’s Go Program

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Chicago’s Go Program was designed to help residents walk, bike, ride transit, and use bike share more frequently while driving alone less often. Outside of promoting alternative f…
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Nortel Networks' GreenCommute

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In 1998, Nortel Networks initiated GreenCommute, a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program for its campus expansion in Ottawa, Ontario. Through enhancing and promoting alte…
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Edmonton’s LocalMotion Program

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Developed by the City of Edmonton, the LocalMotion program was created to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality through the reduction of regular automobile use b…
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Portland’s Smart Trips Welcome Program

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After creating Smart Trips, a successful transportation program for residents of Portland, Oregon, the Bureau of Transportation chose to redefine the program, shifting its focus t…
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Smarter Travel in Outer London: Integrated Marketing in the UK

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Developed in two phases, the Smarter Travel initiative had an overall goal of decreasing the number of trips made by car in the Outer Boroughs of London, promoting walking, cyclin…
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Bear Creek Safe Routes to School Program

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With help from the Safe Routes to School administrator for the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado, Bear Creek initiated the Walking School Bus and other active transportat…

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