Green Players Get Greener
Green Players Get Greener
/ January 30, 2014 0 COMMENTS

In 2013 Cool Choices implemented employee engagement games in a diverse set of workplaces engaging factory workers, lawyers, fire fighters, office personnel and community educators. One result is a rich set of data that enables us to look at participant attitudes (before and after the game) alongside their actions in the game. Late last year…

Marsh Buggy – Big, Small and Sustainable
Marsh Buggy – Big, Small and Sustainable
/ July 31, 2013 0 COMMENTS

When ATC planned its project to install transmission lines over the Yahara River wetlands in Madison, WI it knew that traditional access methods wouldn’t work well – mat road systems would cost millions – and other options literally might sink in the marsh. So ATC looked at similar projects for sustainable solutions in an environmentally…

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…