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Kennedy, A. (2010). Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation. Sustainability, 2(4), 1138-1160
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The California Drought: A Quasi-Experimental Analysis of Social Policy

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Agras, W., Jacob, R., & Lebedeck, M. (1980, December). The California drought: A quasi-experimental analysis of social policy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13(4), 561-570.
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Behavioral Interventions in Resource Conservation: A System Approach Based on Behavioral Economics

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A Longitudinal Study of Domestic Water Conservation Behavior

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Moore, S., Murphy, M., & Watson, R. (1994). A longitudinal study of domestic water conservation behavior. Population and Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 16, 2, 175-189.
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Petersen, J., Shunturov, V., Janda, K., Platt, G., & Weinberger, K. (2007). Dormitory Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption when Exposed to Real-Time Visual Feedback and Incentives. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 8(1), 16.
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