Food For Thought (And Action!) Program

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The Food For Thought (And Action!) program started in the 1st Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon in March 2002. The intent was to bring to light the connections between dietary …

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.
After conducting a literature review, a norm appeal was incorporated into a pilot program designed to conserve water at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Although a sign…

Energy and Water Reduction: "Green" Hotels

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Patricia Griffin created "Green" Hotels Association in 1993. The goal of this association is to reduce the amount of energy and water consumed by the lodging industry. GHA provide…

Feather River Water and Air Quality Project

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The Feather River Water and Air Quality Project began in January of 1998. The project covered 499,000 acres in the Sacramento Valley, with 6,000 being federal and 493,000 being no…

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

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Farmers in the United States have been plagued for years by expensive unsustainable agriculture. More than 10 percent of the vegetables planted in the United States are lost to ro…

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., ,
A literature review revealed that prompts could be an effective tool in decreasing the destruction of grass. Therefore, sign prompts were placed at four locations on a university …

Re: Efficiency Workshops v Home Audits for Disadvantaged Households

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Unknown October 08, 2005 05:15 PM
Brenda: While not directly relevant, you might want to take a look at the work of Glen Pleasance from Durham Region in Ontario, Canada on outdoor water efficiency. Glen has c…

Changing Residential Irrigation Behaviour

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Andre Boerema Parramatta November 08, 2005 11:31 PM
Sydney Water (Australia) is reaching the final stages of developing a landscape assessment program whereby individual residential landscapes are assessed to determine their irriga…

Information on Residential Water Efficiency Rebate and Assistance Programs

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Karen Civil Canberra ACT 2601 November 17, 2005 06:55 AM
I would be interested in finding out if there has been any attempt to gather information into one place (report / website/ ?) about the residential water efficiency rebate and ass…

Looking for Research on Watering Restrictions

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Beth Putnam Brooksville December 21, 2005 03:32 PM
I'm looking for research on the following: the effect landscape watering restrictions have on watering habits; the level of compliance with watering restrictions; to what extent t…

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