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Kirsten Firminger is a Doctoral Candidate in Social Psychology. Her dissertation research focuses on individuals who have voluntary chosen to reduce their consumption levels (aka the amount of stuff that they buy). Her research interests center on understanding the processes of social and behavioral change.

By Kirsten Firminger One of my favorite magazines, GOOD, put up this great video looking at the intersection of green job creation, what happened to some of the federal stimulus money, helping the environment through reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and […]

By Kirsten Firminger According to new polling done by The Pew Research Center, only 35% of Americans feel that global warming is a serious problem, down from 44% of those surveyed in 2008. Only 36% feel that there is solid […]

By Kirsten Firminger October 24, 2009 is the International Day of Climate Action. It is a global call to action to put our world on course to get back to 350 ppm. 350.org states that “350 parts per million is […]

by Kirsten Firminger According to the United States government (during World War II), it is your patriotic duty to waste less and recycle more. All of these propaganda advertising images are courtesy of Duke University’s Ad*Access digital image database. Click […]

by Kirsten Firminger Following up on my previous post, Setting sail for the plastic vortex, which focuses on Project Kaisei researchers who are studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, I found that they have posted up some great new videos […]

by Kirsten Firminger I am finally collecting data for my dissertation. It is focused on people living in New York City who have voluntarily chosen to buy less. I launched the survey last Thursday and I am already amazed at […]

European leaders are saying that Americans do not have the will to take action on Climate Change. They are highly concerned that we will (again) ruin the efforts being made to set “legally binding and internationally enforceable targets for reductions […]

If you have not yet read the article on America’s Toxic Waters published by the New York Times this week, may I suggest you check it out. While I have been reading about concerns with our water supply more and […]

I am currently on my honeymoon in Australia (yay!). As I have previously mentioned in my blog about greening amusement parks, my husband is a roller coaster enthusiast. This (of course) means that we have been riding some roller coasters […]

I think this is so cool. MIT is conducting a research project which involves inserting “smart” chips into objects that become trash, which are then tracked in order to learn where all our trash goes. As they state on their […]

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