Net Gains for Pro-Environmental Behavior: Rebound Effects and Gateway Effects


CLOSUP Lecture Series

Net Gains for Pro-Environmental Behavior: Rebound Effects and Gateway Effects

One-Day Workshop

Monday, June 12, 2017
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)

Free and open to the public – but you must register to attend (see below)
Space is limited to 50 participants – so register early!

In the environmental realm, people often worry about rebound effects, such that adoption of one pro-environmental behavior will undermine future environmental actions. Others assume that interventions will lead to gateway effects, whereby one pro-environmental behavior leads to others. This workshop will bring together academics, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss behavioral environmental interventions and the complications that arise when multiple behaviors or multiple instances of the same behavior are needed for program success.

Morning panels
Panel 1Persistence
Do individual behavior interventions last over time?
  -Dave Newport, Director, Environmental Center, University of Colorado Boulder
  -Sharon Nolan, Manager, Global Natural Resource Management, Eastman Chemical Company
  -Sharon Shewmake, Assistant Professor, Western Washington University

Panel 2 Spillover
Do successful behavioral interventions always mean net benefits?
  -Amanda Carrico, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Colorado – Boulder
  -Alexander Maki, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University
  -Katherine Lacasse, Assistant Professor, Rhode Island College

Lunch and keynote address
-Janet Swim, Professor of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Afternoon panels
Panel 3 - Policy
What is the relationship between behavioral programs and policy?
  -Sol Hart, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Program in the Environment
  -Katrina Kuh, Professor of Law, Hofstra University
  -Matthew Naud, Evironmental Coordinator, City of Ann Arbor
  -Heather Barnes Truelove, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida

Panel 4 - Missing links in research and practice
What else do we need to build behavior-based environmental programs with net benefits?
  -Kaitlin Raimi, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
  -Sonya Sachdeva, Research Social Scientist, US Forest Service
  -Paul Stern, Senior Scholar, The National Academy of Sciences


Registration Deadline is June 1, 2017. Click HERE to register for the workshop! 
Space is limited to 50 participants – so register early!
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For more information contact Bonnie Roberts or call 734-647-4091.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of Michigan Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)

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