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Prompting Environmental Behavior Change: from Science to Practice

July 31, 2019 - 8:30am
The National Press Club
Washington, D.C.

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment organized a July 31 panel discussion on how to encourage individual’s behavior and decision-making to have beneficial outcomes for the environment. (See full video below). Many factors, such as economic, psychological, environmental and social norms, influence human choices and actions. Stanford University researchers joined Brett Jenks of Rare and Margaret Walls with Resources for the Future  to discus their latest findings on the drivers and motivations influencing environmental decisions and what it will take to encourage the scale of behavior change needed to tackle our most pressing challenges such as climate change and its consequences.

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Chris Field, Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Center Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Brett Jenks, President and CEO, Rare

Margaret Walls, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

This event was sponsored by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, the hub for interdisciplinary research on the environment and sustainability at Stanford University. For more information about the event, contact Lea Rosenbohm, associate director, external affairs, at


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