IU Bloomington Spring 2016 Energy Challenge is under way

You turn off the lights when you leave the room, you unplug your phone charger when you aren’t using it and you don’t let the water run while you’re brushing your teeth. What else can you do to reduce electrical and water use for the Spring 2016 IU Energy Challenge? Here are a couple of […]

Evan Ringquist, 1962-2014

It came as a great shock to many of us at IU to learn last week that Evan Ringquist had died from cancer at age 51. A faculty member in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs since 2002, he was a respected researcher and a popular teacher who was extraordinarily well-liked by his colleagues. […]

IU professor’s research shows need to better understand how we make decisions

Recent studies by Indiana University professor Shahzeen Attari point to the need for more and better research on how consumers make decisions that affect the environment, an expert on environmental policy and behavior writes in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Thomas Dietz, a Michigan State sociologist, comments on Attari’s […]

Cutting energy use takes information and motivation

We can all do a lot to reduce energy consumption – and lessen our contribution to climate change. But changing behavior can be a challenge, even if we want to change. That’s the dilemma that IU faculty member Shahzeen Attari confronts in her research and teaching. Start with the fact that most of us don’t […]