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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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