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WaterSense Adds Up to Big Water and Energy Savings

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Sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), WaterSense was a partnership program created to help Americans use less water via water-efficient products, homes, and s…
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Day Zero: Cape Town Includes Fear Appeal to Avoid Running Out of Water

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Several decades ago, the city of Cape Town, South Africa predicted severe water shortages as a result of rapid urbanization and high per capita water consumption. In 2018, as the …
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Barrie Water Conservation Program

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Due to a rapid increase in population growth, Barrie, Ontario was faced with an increasing demand on water supply. An environmental assessment conducted by the Municipal Works Dep…
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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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Southwest Florida Management District’s “Skip a Week” Yard Watering Campaign

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The Southwest Florida Water Management District created the “Skip a Week” yard watering campaign to overcome misconceptions about the amount of water required for a healthy yard w…
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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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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…

Dog Poop Citizen Science Examples?

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Liz Foote Maui May 21, 2020 10:56 PM
Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew of any examples of citizen science programs focused on pet waste. I asked on Twitter and did a bit of a search but didn't turn up much.…

Use of Newsletters to Promote Environmental Political Action: An Experimental Analysis

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Schroeder, S., Hovell, M., Kolody, B., & Elder, J. (2004). Use of newsletters to promote environmental political action: An experimental analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37(3), 427-429.
The managers of beach businesses were randomly assigned to receive no intervention or two newsletters per week for 6 weeks that presented economic consequences of damage to coasta…

Utilizing a Social-Ecological Framework to Promote Water and Energy Conservation: A Field Experiment

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Kurz, T., Donaghue, N., & Walker, I. (2005). Utilizing a social-ecological framework to promote water and energy conservation: A field experiment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35(6), 1281-1300.
The present study utilized a social-ecological framework to design an intervention to reduce residential water and energy use in a local community. An experimental design was used…

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