Type: Public event

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


One-Day Workshop

Date & time

Jun 12, 2017, 8:30 am-4:15 pm EDT


Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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

Registration/Check-in 8:30am-9:00am 
Program begins at 9:00am and adjourns at 4:15pm

Agenda  http://closup.umich.edu/files/netgains-event-agenda-2017.pdf

Presenter bios http://closup.umich.edu/files/netgains-event-bios-2017.pdf


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 1 – Persistence
Do individual behavior interventions last over time?
Moderator: Amanda Carrico, University of Colorado – Boulder
  -Alessandro Orfei, Opower/Oracle
  -Margaret O'Toole, Pfizer Energy & Climate Program
  -Kaitlin Raimi, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Panel 2 – Spillover
Do successful behavioral interventions always mean net benefits?
 Moderator: Kaitlin Raimi, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
   -Katherine Lacasse, Rhode Island College
   -Alexander Maki, Vanderbilt University
   -Sharon Nolan, Eastman Chemical Company
   -Sharon Shewmake, Western Washington University

Lunch and keynote address
  -Janet Swim, Pennsylvania State University

Afternoon panels
Panel 3 - Policy
What is the relationship between behavioral programs and policy?
  Moderator: Mike Vandenberg, Vanderbilt University
   -Sol Hart, University of Michigan Program in the Environment
   -Katrina Kuh, Hofstra University
   -Matthew Naud, City of Ann Arbor
   -Heather Barnes Truelove, 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?
 Moderator: Heather Barnes Truelove, University of North Florida 
   -Amanda Carrico, University of Colorado – Boulder
   -Al Hildreth, General Motors
   -Dave Newport, Environmental Center, University of Colorado – Boulder
   -Sonya Sachdeva, US Forest Service
   -Paul Stern, Social & Environmental Research Institute

View All Presentations Here


Registration Deadline is June 1, 2017. Click HERE to register for the workshop! 
Space is limited to 50 participants – so register early!
Or visit www.closup.umich.edu/net-gains.php

For more information contact Bonnie Roberts [email protected] or call 734-647-4091.

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