Food-Energy-Water Conscious

INFEWS - About
Reducing Household Food, Energy, and Water Consumption: A Quantitative Analysis of Interventions and Impacts of Conservation
Approach 01
Interactive role-playing activities
Approach 02
Qualitative interviews with homeowners
Approach 03
A survey of households to examine existing attitudes and behaviors related to FEW consumption, as well as possible approaches and barriers to reduce consumption
Approach 04
Experimental research in residential households selected to be representative of U.S. suburban households and appropriate for comparative experiments

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CBET-1639342.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Changes in household-level actions in the U.S. have the potential to reduce rates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change by reducing consumption of food, energy and water (FEW). This project will identify potential interventions for reducing household FEW consumption, test options in participating households in two communities, and collect data to develop new environmental impact models. It will also identify household consumption behavior and cost-effective interventions to reduce FEW resource use.

Participating Institutions

Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI)
Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
USDA Forest Service