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 …

Using a "Challenge" Framework to Engage the Public

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Susan Harper Seattle February 13, 2008 08:32 PM
I work for the City of Seattle as the Outreach Coordinator for a healthy water campaign called Restore Our Waters. I am in the planning stages to coordinate a public engagement ca…

Private Land Stewardship -- Report Cards and Commitments

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t151e April 14, 2008 08:47 AM
Hi Everyone, I am doing some research for a community-based group, assessing riparian zone management and landowner perceptions of their stewardship. I would like to recommend …

Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation

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Dickerson CA, Thibodeau, R., Aronson, E., Miller, D. (1992). Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 22 (11), 841854.
In a field experiment on water conservation, we aroused dissonance in patrons of the campus recreation facility by making them feel hypocritical about their showering habits. Usin…

The Effect of Commitment on Adoption and Diffusion of Grass Cycling. Special Issue: Litter Control and Recycling

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Cobern, M. K., Porter, B.E., Leeming, F.C., & Dwyer, W.O. (1995). The effect of commitment on adoption and diffusion of grass cycling. Special Issue: Litter control and recycling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 2, 213-232.
Tested the effects of 2 levels of commitment to grass cycling (GC; i.e., not bagging grass clippings). During 4 wks of baseline, data were collected for all houses in 3 homogenous…

Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation

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Dickerson, C. A., Thibodeau, R., Aronson, E., & Miller, D. (1992). Using cognitive dissonance to encourage water conservation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 22, 11, 841-854.
Aroused dissonance in 80 female swimmers who used a campus pool by making them feel hypocritical about their showering habits. A 2 * 2 factorial design manipulated Ss' mindfulness…

Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation

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Kennedy, A. (2010). Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation. Sustainability, 2(4), 1138-1160
This article explores how environmental regulation may be improved through the use of community-based social marketing techniques. While regulation is an important tool of sustain…
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ClimateSmart Home Service, Queensland, Australia

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In 2009, the ClimateSmart Home Service program was launched by Local Government Infrastructure Services (LGIS) in Queensland, Australia. This program aimed to reduce the electrici…
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Shower Feedback in Switzerland

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In 2012, ETH Zurich recruited 697 households from a 5,000-household sample provided by the utility company ewz to participate in the shower feedback pilot, a program designed to p…
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Water-Efficient Durham

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To combat the increasing demand on its existing water supply, the Regional Municipality of Durham created the water efficiency program, Water Efficient Durham, which aimed to conv…

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