What is a Random Act of Green?


A “Random Act of Green™” refers to:

  • Behaviour that harms the environment as little as possible.
  • Behaviour that benefits the environment.
  • Behaviour that minimizes the use of natural resources and meets basic needs.
  • Behaviour that furthers sustainable (green) practices by reducing or eliminating negative environmental impacts


  • Reducing & preventing waste;
  • Increasing water & energy efficiency;
  • Altering transportation patterns;
  • Minimizing the use of natural resources to meet basic needs;
  • Reducing pollution & greenhouse gas emissions


Figure 1 Examples of Pro-Environmental Behaviours (e.g., Williams & Dair, 2007; McKenzie‐Mohr, 2000; Stern, 2000)

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