Water Conservation and Behavior Change
/ March 29, 2012 0 COMMENTS

I was really excited to read an article about some communities within the United States taking steps to ensure that businesses and households comply with water use restrictions.  Given the mild winter, early Spring, and pending Summer droughts, a rate structure would be in place for businesses and households who use above the allotted usage…

Rising Prices Prompt Sustainable Behaviors
/ March 15, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Amid daily stories about rising gas prices, there is a growing discussion about how those rising prices will affect US driving patterns. Some polls indicate that prices are unlikely to affect our behaviors dramatically unless the prices get really high.  After all, lots of Americans feel that they do not have options when it comes…

Be a Flexitarian and Improve Your Health and the Environment
/ March 8, 2012 0 COMMENTS

I am seeing a lot written about the increase in demand for meat.  But, there is evidence that Americans are eating less meat: The department of agriculture projects that our meat and poultry consumption will fall again this year, to about 12.2 percent less in 2012 than it was in 2007. Beef consumption has been…