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Low carbon at work

Social Psychology

LOCAW aims to study which social, organisational and individual factors affect environmental behaviour at the workplace, and the relationship between environmental behaviours at work and at home. The research will be undertaken in six countries: Italy, Romania, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and the UK. The research will be undertaken by a multidisciplinary team working in the areas of psychology, sociology, geography, business studies, and artificial intelligence. LOCAW is funded by the European Union FP7 Programme. For more information:

Main project

This project is part of project "Understanding environmental behaviour".

Researchers and partners

Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology
  • Angela Ruepert, Social Psychology
  • Kees Keizer, Social Psychology
  • Linda Steg, Social Psychology
Partners outside of the University of Groningen
  • University of Corunna
  • University of Umea
  • University of Timisoara
  • University of Surrey
  • Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
  • University of Rome La Sapienze


Courses connected to this project
  • Master Environmental Psychology
Selection of BA and MA student projects
  • Factors influencing environmental behaviour at work
  • Factors influencing environmental behaviour at work


  • Lindenberg, S., & Steg, L. (2013). What makes organizations in market democracies adopt environmentally-friendly policies?. In: A.H. Huffman & S.R. Klein (Eds.), Green Organizations: Driving Change with IO Psychology (pp. 93-114). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Ruepert, A.M., Steg, L., & Keizer, K. (2015). Theoretical basis for organizational pro-environmental research. In: J.L. Robertson & J. Barling (Eds.), The psychology of green organizations (pp. 33-57). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Ruepert, A., Keizer, K., Steg, L., Maricchiolo, F., Carrus, G., Dumitru, A., García Mira, R., Stancu, A., & Moza, D. (2016). Environmental considerations in the organizational context: A pathway to pro-environmental behaviour at work. Energy Research & Social Science, 17, 59-70. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2016.04.004
Successful grant proposals and other achievements
  • EU-FP7

University's focus areas

  • Energy
  • Sustainable Society
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