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Carlson School gets funds to study what makes consumers go green

When it comes to sustainability, most research is aimed at developing new technology. The U of M's Carlson School will focus instead on how and why consumers use that green technology.
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When it comes to sustainability, most research is aimed at developing new technology. The U of M's Carlson School will focus instead on how and why consumers use that green technology.

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