Beth Savan, Retired Senior Lecturer


Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London U.K.

Cross Appointments:
School of the Environment

Contact Information:

Phone:    (416) 978-1586
Location: 1048A, Earth Sciences bldg, 5 Bancroft Avenue

Personal Website:

Research Interests:

  • Sustainability planning
  • energy conservation
  • changing behaviour to conserve resources
  • community based research
  • environmental education and community based social marketing
  • environmental assessment

Selected Publications:

Gagliano, A., Savan, B., Hunt, T. (2013)Resource Conservation and Energy Efficiency in Teaching Laboratories submitted to the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education.

Maiorano, J., and Savan, B. (2013) Barriers to Energy Efficiency Projects and the Uptake of Green Revolving Funds in Canadian Universities, accepted for publication by the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Mildenberger, M., Stokes, L., Savan, B., Kolenda, B., and Dolderman, D. (2013), Beyond the information campaign: Community-based energy behavioral change at the University ofToronto,doi:10.10170S1466046613000057, Environmental Practice.

Savan, B.I. and Gore, C. (2013), Translating strong principles into effective practice:Environmental Assessment in Ontario, Canada, accepted for publication by Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

Savan, B. and Z. Matson. (2013). Changing Behaviour to Conserve Resources: What works and what doesnt”. In Non-structural Environmental Management. Johor Bahru:Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Press. 2013.

Chan, S., Savan, B., and Wakefield, S. (2012). Practicing Sustainability in an Urban University: A case study of a behaviour based energy conservation project, Applied Environmental Education and Communication 11(1) 9-17.

Matson, Z., Donmez, B., Savan, B., Photiadis, D., Farahani, E., & Dafoe, J. 2012. Social drivers of technology adoption and use in the workplace productivity context. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Savan, B. and Z. Matson. 2012. The Behaviour Imperative: Unlocking the potential of everyday change to reduce global carbon emissions. In: Cultural Legitimacy and the International Law and Policy on Climate Change. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 2012.

Stokes, L., Savan, B., Mildenberger, M., Kolenda, B.  2012. Analyzing barriers to energy conservation in residences and offices: The Rewire program at the University of Toronto, Applied Environmental Education and Communication 11(2)88-98.