Finding Benefits in Unexpected Places
/ April 26, 2012 0 COMMENTS

“I started biking to work because…” Understanding what inspires people to make and maintain environmentally sustainable changes is core to our mission at Cool Choices.  To facilitate change, we need to understand what works.  Accordingly, we aim to remain current with the latest research in various behavioral fields and we partner with researchers, asking them…

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…

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…

Breaking Old Habits with New Games
/ February 9, 2012 0 COMMENTS

A recent Xcel Energy blog debunking energy myths illustrates the interconnections between our products and our habits. The blog addressed the practice of pre-rinsing dishes for the dishwasher, asserting for a second time that this was not necessary.  The echo post was prompted by the feedback Xcel got the first time they said pre-rinsing wasn’t…

Celebrating Change
/ November 17, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Last week we participated in a Green & Gold celebration at Miron Construction.  The festivities marked the end of the iChoose game that Cool Choices deployed for Miron employees while also celebrating a myriad of awards that Miron has received for their work around sustainability including: Corporate Report Wisconsin Citizenship Award for Environment, Employee Relations…