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Thesis

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Webb, GJ 2018, 'Assessment of personal carbon goals for reducing obesity-related behaviour and carbon emissions in a remote island community : the Norfolk Island carbon and health evaluation study', PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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Abstract

The Norfolk Island Carbon and Health Evaluation study was designed to measure the effectiveness of Personal Carbon Goals in reducing carbon emissions and body weight. A 10% energy reduction target was introduced to 218 households on Norfolk Island over a 15 month trial period. Data measuring household energy consumption were collected throughout, with measures of active transport and obesity measured pre-and post-intervention. There was an 18.1% reduction in total household carbon emissions (p<0.01). There were no significant changes in active transport or body weight. PCG was effective in reducing household energy consumption however did not influence health-related behaviours.

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