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Date Permissions Signed

5-16-2008

Date of Award

2008

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Environmental Sciences

First Advisor

Meyers, Gene (O. Gene)

Second Advisor

Miles, John C., 1944-

Third Advisor

Walker, Wendy, 1950-

Abstract

This thesis investigates the effect of the Go for the Green Challenge (GGC), a multi-faceted, educational awareness and behavior change campaign originating in the Office of Sustainability, on residents of Western Washington University. Per capita residence hall electricity use figures in participating and control halls were evaluated. Surveys of residents gauged energy use behaviors, and a questionnaire assessed how hall leaders implemented GGC. Participating halls had significantly less electricity use than control halls. Correlation was significant between electricity reductions and certain components of GGC. The halls most affected by GGC had designs conducive to social diffusion and leaders that mobilized efforts to reduce electricity use and increase resident participation and awareness.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

244449959

Digital Format

application/pdf

Subjects – Names (LCNAF)

Western Washington University. University Residences

Geographic Coverage

Bellingham (Wash.)

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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