Games Empower Coworkers to Coach Each Other
Games Empower Coworkers to Coach Each Other
/ May 14, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Are you comfortable providing direction to your peers? According to a recent study, most of us are not—the lack of hierarchy makes it awkward for us to nudge a colleague when they are not following protocols. This is a big deal. We know people are deeply influenced by the behaviors of others and this study…

What’s Visible Matters
What’s Visible Matters
/ February 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

“Cool Choices kept the issues of sustainability in the forefront.” One of the challenges around sustainable behaviors is that often they are invisible to the broader community. Nobody knows how long I run the water while I brush my teeth or whether I programmed the controls at the office to turn down the heat when…

Doing the Math
/ September 14, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Staff at Cool Choices talk a lot about how small changes add up.  Sometimes, though, audience members question our math. This week I met a guy who told me he had been diligent about his idling.  He was even turning off his car at ATMs.  Naturally, I expressed enthusiasm.  Idling is one my pet peeves…

A Car? That’s so 2011.
/ July 28, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Original Jan 5, 2012 – change back At this time of year trends always catch my attention and one I am watching has to do with driving patterns. Last week National Public Radio (NPR) quoted an oil industry analyst predicting that gasoline consumption in the US in January 2012 will be lower than in any…

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…