Children and Nature Initiative + Transportation Research (Newsletter)

May 10, 2016 0 By mbiggar

Welcome to my inaugural newsletter! These past few months, I’ve been getting to better know leaders, organizations and collaboratives working on sustainability and conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are many and they are doing such critical, inspiring work. I facilitate and support strategic collaboration among such organizations, helping to advance social change that benefits our communities and the environment. (More detail on my consulting services can be found at my LinkedIn profile.)

Cities Connecting Children to Nature- San Francisco
San Francisco is one of seven cities nationally chosen to be a part of the Cities Connecting Children to Nature Initiative by the National League of Cities and Children and Nature Network. In San Francisco, a cross-sector group of organizations are coming together to develop a plan for more fully and equitably connecting children to nature in our urban environment. I am pleased to join this team to facilitate and support their planning process and community engagement activities.

Published Research on Sustainable Transportation Behavior
More than Good Intentions: The Role of Conditions in Personal Transportation Behavior was recently published in the peer-reviewed Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. This article was written by myself and Nicole Ardoin, Stanford University, and is based on a longitudinal study I conducted with individuals attempting to change to more sustainable modes of transportation. This research contributes knowledge about the conditions and interventions needed to support pro-environmental behaviors such as regular use of sustainable transportation modes. Two articles on other transportation studies I conducted are also under review.

Beta Website: http://www.connectedtoplace.com
I have started a website and would love feedback. The reason I chose this url is in the About section featured on the homepage. You can leave comments about the content and look of the website in the first blog post or e-mail me at mtbiggar@gmail.com. I appreciate your feedback.

All my best,
Matt