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May 2011 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Behavior change is central to the pursuit of sustainability. This book details how to use community-based social marketing to motivate environmental protection behaviors as diverse as water and energy efficiency, alternative transportation, and watershed protection. With case studies of innovative programs from around the world, including the United States, Canada Australia, Spain, and Jordan, the authors present a clear process for motivating social change for both residential and commercial audiences. The case studies plainly illustrate realistic conservation applications for both work and home and show how community-based social marketing can be harnessed to foster more sustainable communities.

 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Section I: Introduction
 
Chapter 1: Introduction: Fostering Sustainable Behavior
 
Section II: Influencing Behaviors in the Residential Sector
 
Chapter 2: Reducing Waste
The Problem  
Potential Behavior Solutions  
Case: No Junk Mail (Bayside, Australia)  
Case: Decreasing Use of Plastic Bags and Increasing Use of Reusable Ones (Ireland)  
Case: Increasing Curbside Recycling of Organics (Halifax, Nova Scotia)  
Other Notable Programs  
Summary  
Questions for Discussion  
References  
 
Chapter 3: Protecting Water Quality
The Problem  
Potential Behavior Solutions  
Case: Influencing Natural Yard Care (King County, Washington)  
Case: Scooping the Poop (Austin, Texas)  
Other Notable Programs  
Summary  
Questions for Discussion  
References  
 
Chapter 4: Reducing Emissions
The Problem  
Potential Behavior Solutions  
Case: Anti-Idling: Turn it Off (Toronto, Canada)  
Case: TravelSmart (Adelaide, South Australia)  
Other Notable Programs  
Questions for Discussion  
Summary  
References  
 
Chapter 5: Reducing Water Use
The Problem  
Potential Behavior Solutions  
Case: Reducing Water Use (Durham Region, Canada)  
Case: Ecoteams (United States, Netherlands, United Kingdom)  
Other Notable Programs  
Summary  
Questions for Discussion  
References  
 
Chapter 6: Reducing Energy Use
The Problem  
Potential Behavior Solutions  
Case: The One Tonne Challenge to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Canada)  
Case: ecoENERGY to Promote Home Energy Efficiency (Canada)  
Other Notable Programs  
Summary  
Questions for Discussion  
References  
 
Chapter 7: Protecting Fish and Wildlife Habitats
The Problem  
Potential Behavior Solutions  
Case: Reducing Deliberate Grass Fires (Wales, United Kingdom)  
Case: Planting Eastern Shore Natives (Virginia)  
Case: Seafood Watch: Influencing Sustainable Seafood Choices (United States)  
Other Notable Programs  
Summary  
Questions for Discussion  
References  
 
Section III: Influencing Behaviors in the Commerical Sector
 
Chapter 8: Reducing Waste
The Problem  
Potential Behavior Solutions  
Case: Green Dot, Europe's Packaging Waste Reduction  
Case: Fork It Over: Reusing Leftover Food (Portland, Oregon)  
Case: Anheuser-Busch: An EPA WasteWise Hall of Fame Member  
Other Notable Programs  
Summary  
Questions for Discussion  
References  
 
Chapter 9: Protecting Water Quality
The Problem  
Potential Behavior Solutions  
Case: Chuyen Que Minh, Reducing Insecticide Use Among Rice Farmers (Vietnam)  
Case: Dirty Dairying (New Zealand)  
Other Notable Programs  
Summary  
Questions for Discussion  
References  
 
Chapter 10: Reducing Emissions
The Problem  
Potential Behavior Solutions  
Case: Bike Sharing Programs  
Case: ATT's & Nortel's Telework Programs (United States, Canada)  
Other Notable Programs  
Summary  
Questions for Discussion  
References  
 
Chapter 11: Reducing Water Use
The Problem  
Potential Behavior Solutions  
Case: Conserving Water in Hotels (Seattle, Washington)  
Case: Fighting the Water Shortage Problem in Jordan  
Other Notable Programs  
Summary  
Questions for Discussion  
References  
 
Chapter 12: Reducing Energy Use
The Problem  
Potential Behavior Solutions  
Case: Using Prompts to Turn Off Lights (Madrid, Spain)  
Case: Norms-based Messaging to Promote Hotel Towel Reuse (California)  
Other Notable Programs  
Summary  
Questions for Discussion  
References  
 
Chapter 13: Concluding Thoughts and Recommendations

Behaviour change is central to the pursuit of sustainability. The book details how to use community-based social marketing to motivate environmental protection behaviours as diverse as water and energy efficiency, alternative transportation and watershed protection. With case studies of innovative programmes from around the world, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Spain, and Jordan, the authors present a clear process for motivating social change for both residential and commercial audiences. The case studies illustrate conservation applications for both work and home and show how community-based social marketing can be harnessed to foster more sustainable communities.

Prof. Dr. Lucia A. Reisch
Book Review Editor, Journal of Consumer Policy

Course is no longer going to be offered. New course will be in Sustainable Marketing.

PM

Dr Phylis Mansfield
School Of Business, Pennsylvania State Erie - Behrend College
November 4, 2012

Short and to the point. Has good step-by-step process to strategy development.

Ms Bonnie McEwan
Milano School of Management & Policy, New School University
October 1, 2011
Key features

Key Features

  • Organized into two main parts, the residential sector and the commercial sector, the book provides solutions to influencing behavior change in each.
  • Twenty-Four case studies from around the world illustrate successful use of social marketing principles with advice on how to replicate these campaigns in similar situations.
  • The authors review what has worked and what could have been improved and provide practitioners with a concluding chapter on recommendations for best practices in community-based social marketing.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Fostering Sustainable Behavior

Chapter 6: Reducing Energy Use


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