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Starr, Jared

jared starr pictContact:
Email: jstarr@eco.umass.edu
Mail: 160 Holdsworth Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003 

Degrees Held:
BA, George Washington University – Political Science 

Degree in Progress:
MS Environmental Conservation (concentration on environmental policy)

Committee members:
Dr. Craig Nicolson (Advisor), Dr. Charles Schweik, Dr. Anita Milman

Project:
Learning from success: Analyzing municipal recycling in Massachusetts

Project Abstract:

Municipal recycling offers many environmental, social, and economic benefits over traditional landfilling or incineration of trash. Yet not all recycling programs are created equal.  To be effective, programs need to spur high residential participation rates. This study investigates municipal recycling programs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that have moved from low to very high rates to see what factors have driven their success. The findings of this study will be relevant to designing future municipal recycling programs and understanding how to modify existing programs to be more effective.

 

Publications:

MacDonald, B., Schweik, C., Kierstead, M., Bush, N., Fletcher, L., Fish, J. and Starr, J. 2012. Outsmarting Invasive Species: Smartphone Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Environmental Management. Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) conference, November 9th, Baltimore, MD.

Berkman, S., Bush, N., Fletcher, L., Kierstead, M., Libby, S., MacDonald, B., Starr, J., Fish, J., Schweik, C. 2012. Outsmart Invasive Species: Outreach and Research on Citizen Engagement in Invasive Species Monitoring. Poster presentation.  Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group Symposium. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. October 25, 2012.  

Starr, J. Autumn Olive Identification. Outsmart Invasive Species Project Video. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September  3, 2012. 

Starr, J. Autumn Olive Identification. Outsmart Invasive Species Project Video. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September  3, 2012.

Starr, J. Exotic Honeysuckle Identification. Outsmart Invasive Species Project Video. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September  3, 2012.

Starr, J. Glossy Buckthorn Identification. Outsmart Invasive Species Project Video. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September  3, 2012.

Starr, J. Multiflora Rose Identification. Outsmart Invasive Species Project Video. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September  3, 2012.

Starr, J. Japanese Knotweed Identification. Outsmart Invasive Species Project Video. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September  3, 2012.

 

 

 

 

Updated: March 12, 2013