Changing Habits from the Heart
Changing Habits from the Heart
/ April 9, 2013 0 COMMENTS

As almost anyone will tell you, changing a habit is hard. Take that individual experience and expand it to a community, where habits are social norms, and change is more challenging. Here at Cool Choices we work with groups to inspire sustainable habits in fun, social and easy ways that facilitate sustainable norms. Our approach…

Waste Not
/ September 20, 2012 0 COMMENTS

At a recent talk about sustainability challenges, a speaker encouraged attendees to look past equipment to the big opportunities—behavior and consumption. It is always nice to hear someone else acknowledge the need for more emphasis on behaviors.  We talk about this a lot. But we talk less about consumption, in part because the links to…

It’s Not Me, It’s You
/ July 27, 2012 0 COMMENTS

There has been some hand wringing in recent days regarding findings from the National Geographic’s annual Greendex survey. Commentators read the survey and bemoan that Americans are not only more wasteful than their peers around the world, but we also don’t feel guilty about that waste. Reading the survey results I see a slightly different…

Beef Up Your Diet While Fattening Your Wallet – Become a Flexitarian
/ April 19, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Americans often have options when it comes to what they eat.  But what you eat can cost you.  That is one reason why meat consumption is down.  According to Gourmet.com: Meat is the single most expensive thing Americans eat, and in tough times it’s one of the first things to go. Fifty-one percent of shoppers…

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…