Global Action Plan Community Lifestyles Campaign

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Gershon, D. & Gilman, R. (1991). Household ecoteam workbook: A six month program to bring your household into environmental balance. Uxbridge, Ontario:
In the United States on average households that participate in Ecoteams produce 42% less garbage, use 25% less water, produce 16% less CO2, and use 16% less fuel for transportatio…

Conserving Energy and Water at University of California at Santa Cruz with the Use of Norms and Prompts

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Aronson, E. & O'Leary, M. (1982-83). The relative effectiveness of models and prompts on energy conservation: A field experiment in a shower room. Journal of Environmental Systems, 12, 3, 219-224.
When only the sign prompt was used to encourage water conservation, 6% of bathers turned off the water while they soaped up. In contrast, when a fellow university student modeled…

Reducing Residential Water Consumption with Feedback in Melbourne, Australia

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Aitken, C. K., McMahon, T. A., Wearing, A. J. & Finlayson, B. L. (1994). Residential water use: Predicting and reducing consumption. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 24, 2, 136-158.
Although households who already exhibit low water use did not reduce consumption substantially, feedback and dissonance did have a positive effect on high consumption households. …

Students Teaching Students on the Importance of Using Both Sides of Paper, Conserving Energy, and Recycling

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This procedure was repeated in June of 1996. Twenty five percent of the paper found in classroom recycling bins was used on both sides, and 46% of the waste in the classroom garba…

R-2000 Home Energy and Water Efficiency Program

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Since the program began in 1982, more than 8,000 R-2000 houses have been built and certified. Consequently, manufactures have developed many unique building products, such as heat…

Feather River Water and Air Quality Project

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As a result of the Feather River Water and Air Quality Project, there were significant water savings due to improved irrigation practises. While specific results were not availab…

The Effectiveness of the EcoTeam Program in the Netherlands

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The short term effects of the EcoTeam Program were very positive. Immediately after completion, participants had changed about half of the suggested environmentally relevant hous…

Issaquah EcoTeam Program Survey

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62% (31) of the surveys mailed to the EcoTeam participants were completed. 26% of the respondents described themselves as

Water Efficiency Durham

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A measure is said to be cost-effective if the costs associated with implementing the measure are less than the costs associated with not implementing it. Water saved as part of a…

Energy and Water Reduction: "Green" Hotels

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At most hotels participation with the towel and sheet cards has been 70 to 90%. This high level of participation translates into a 5% savings on utilities alone at most hotels. …

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