Food For Thought (And Action!) Program

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In all, 366 households pledged, an outstanding response. Ninety-two percent felt more informed, 95% fulfilled all or some of their pledge and 94% planned to continue the actions t…

Turn it Off: Anti-Idling Project Using Commitment, Prompts and Norms

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This project had three separate conditions. Two Kiss and Ride sites and two schools served as controls and received none of the above materials. In a second condition, two Kiss a…

Waste Wise Program

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Since the onset of the Waste Wise program in 1994, partners have reported strong waste prevention and recycling collection results. In addition to natural resource conservation an…

Excuse Me Do You Recycle? Public Participation in Curbside Recycling in the UK.

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Fifty-seven percent of the households interviewed currently participated in the curbside recycling program. In 8 of 11 (73%) of the areas the crews visited, recycling participatio…

McDonald's Waste Reduction Task Force

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December 21, 1999 marked the tenth anniversary of McDonald's USA and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and their groundbreaking alliance in 1989. Their partnership has replaced…

Adopt-A-Road

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The Adopt-A-Road program has grown substantially. In 1996 the Bloomington area had eight groups with 11 cleanups, while in 2000, there were a total of 54 groups and 59 cleanups. T…

Motivating Community Recycling: New Zealand Curbside Trial

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Groups 2 and 3, the verbal commitment groups, recycled considerably more than the control group (who were not asked for a verbal commitment). Only 47% of the participants in group…

Clean Builder Program

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The project was launched on August 2, 1997 in conjunction with the Eastern Newfoundland Home Builders Association Ltd. and St. John's Clean and Beautiful. Currently there are 14 C…

Increasing Paper Recycling in Portland Oregon Dormitories Using Incentives and Commitment

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Wang, T. H. & Katzev, R. D. (1990). Group commitment and resource conservation: Two field experiments on promoting recycling. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 20, 4, Part 1, 265-275.
During the intervention period, the three treatment groups showed a dramatic increase in recycling. Paper recycling for the group commitment, incentive and individual commitment …

Communication and Commitment Improve Participation in Curbside Recycling in Claremont California

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Burn, S. M., & Oskamp, S. (1986). Increasing community recycling with persuasive communication and public commitment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 16, 1, 29-41.
In both the commitment and the combined group, 42% of households began recycling. Thirty-nine percent started participating in the communication group. In contrast, only 11% began…

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