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Turning the Page: A Behavior Change Toolkit for Reducing Paper Use

October 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT


From 2017-2019, Root Solutions trained more than 20 higher education institutions in how to use behavioral insights to save paper. Based on real-world experiences at these institutions as well as from other paper reduction campaigns, this webinar aims to help sustainability practitioners understand, select, and effectively apply behavioral interventions. Drawing on AASHE and Root Solution’s recent publication Turning the Page: A Behavior Change Toolkit for Reducing Paper Use, it will share a process for selecting target audiences and behaviors, understanding the drivers of your audience’s behavior and selecting the right suite of interventions to change behavior.

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Nya Van Leuvan

Nya Van Leuvan, Executive Director, Root Solutions

Nya co-founded Root Solutions in 2014 and has served as the nonprofit’s Executive Director since its inception. Her work focuses on the application of research in institutional design, sociology, economics, and other fields to create policies and design principles that facilitate rational environmental decision-making.

Lauren Highleyman

Lauren Highleyman, Manager of Projects & Partnerships, Root Solutions

Lauren applies her training in environmental behavior, education and communication to help non-profits, campuses, and other organizations use behavioral science to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their initiatives. She coordinates the Turning the Page on Campus Paper Use program, through which she has supported the development and implementation of paper saving campaigns on 20 campuses.

Elaine Cole

Elaine Cole, Sustainability Coordinator, Portland Community College-Rock Creek

Elaine Cole, PhD, is responsible for the overall coordination of sustainability practices and programs at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus. She was an active participant in Turning the Page on Campus Paper Use program through which she led an effort to transition away from desktop printers towards shared multi-function devices.



October 23, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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