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…

The Effect of Sign Prompts and Modeling on Encouraging Dog Owners to Pick-up Dog Droppings in Chicago, Illinois

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Jason, L. A., Zolik, E. S., & Matese, F. J. (1979). Prompting dog owners to pick up dog droppings. American Journal of Community Psychology, 7, 3, 339-351.
Only 5% of dog owners picked up after their pets during baseline observations. Sign prompts alone were not effective in encouraging pick up behavior as only 6% of dog owners obey…

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. …

Using Prompts to Decrease the Amount of Lawn-Walking on a University Campus

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Smith, J.M. (1992). Several antecedent strategies in reduction of an environmentally destructive behavior. Psychological Reports, 70, 241-242., ,
The response specific prompt was effective in reducing the amount of grass destruction by 41-53% as compared to baseline data. However, only the combination prompt was able to fu…

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…

Innovative Uses of Compost: Using Microorganisms Instead of Pesticides for Farming

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Although there are no clear results concerning the effect this had on the farming community, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, more and more farmers are decreasing…

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…

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…

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