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Peer Pressure Plays Major Role in Environmental Behavior


June 29, 2009

Jianguo Liu People are more likely to enroll in conservation programs if their neighbors do--a tendency that should be exploited when it comes to protecting the environment, according to a pioneering study from Michigan State University. Full Story

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