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Behavior Change for Sustainability: a series curated by Ali Hart

Old habits die hard. But at least they can die…right? When it comes to promoting sustainability, what is really required is a shift in habits, also known as behavior change. Whether you’re communicating about sustainability or designing products to foster greener actions, understanding behavior change is key to the success of your efforts. In this series, theorists and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds will contribute their insights and experiences on how to influence human behavior for the greater good.

Beef or Cow? Researchers Find the Way We Talk About Meat Matters

In a study published this month in the journal Appetite, Norwegian researchers argue that the way meat is processed, labeled, and advertised makes…

Healthy Eating in America: Are We Really Changing the Way We Eat?

Consumers are bombarded with a plethora of healthy food products these days. But does all of this innovation mean Americans are actually eating…

Whirlpool’s Director of Sustainability On How Everyone Can Drive Change

TriplePundit spoke with Ron Voglewede, global sustainability director for Whirlpool Corporation, to learn more about how the company is embracing sustainability and actionable…

Food Waste: We All Know the Stats, So Why Has Nothing Changed?

It's true that the global food waste crisis is -- finally -- having a moment in the international dialogue. But while more people…

Rising Obesity and the ‘Fat Acceptance’ Movement: Finding a Middle Ground

Supporters of what is often called the “fat acceptance” movement say they want to stop the bias society often directs toward overweight people,…

What Happens to Donated Clothing?

Americans embrace recycling household waste, yet unwanted clothing is commonly discarded. Many ask: What happens to my donated clothes, and why should I…

This Strawberry Ad About Food Waste Gives Us All The Feels

The oddly emotional campaign sheds light on the sad reality that more than 40 percent of all food purchased in the U.S. each…

Jimmy Kimmel Schools Sarah Palin On Global Warming

Sarah Palin is back in the public eye, and not just to promote her Judge Judy knockoff. She's stumping for the climate denial…

Will California TOU Pricing Create a Consumer Revolt or Technology Revolution?

Starting in 2019 the state’s three investor owned utilities will launch Time Of Use (TOU) pricing for residential consumers. Will residential customers respond…

Toward Stewardship of Civil Public Discourse

The essence of good citizenship is a civil public discourse. Unless we all participate as stewards of this public discourse, the continuing degradation…

Food Waste Numbers Improve, Slowly

The Natural Resources Defense Counsel shocked the nation in 2012 when it released its report, 'Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40…

The Psychological Barriers to Sustainable Living

Based on logic, the arguments are solid: Change our behavior today to preserve current living conditions for future generations. So, what’s stopping us…

A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership

The more we understand how psychology and worldviews drive sustainability leadership, the more effectively we will be able to cultivate them, especially during…

Physics and the Science Behind Leading Change

We see that change, particularly fundamental change, is difficult to achieve. Unless, of course, you remember an important lesson from Archimedes and create…

Want to Create Real Change? Start By Making Sustainability Cool

Futerra recently co-published a guide for Selling Sustainability, offering a framework for marketers struggling with the challenge of making sustainability desirable. That’s nice…
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