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by Yaneer Bar-Yam
Step VIII: Promote "First Day" Celebrations

For Further Reading:

1. Wal-Mart announces expansion of associate-driven personal sustainability projects, Wal-Mart press release (4/5/2007). 

2. M. Barbaro, At Wal-Mart, lessons in self-help, New York Times (4/5/2007). 

3. Wal-Mart sustainability project to date 2007-2008: The personal sustainability project. 

4. Wal-Mart 2009 Global sustainability report: Associates' personal sustainability projects. 

5. CDC's healthy communities program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

6. A. P. Perez, M. M. Phillips, C. E. Cornell, G. Mays, B. Adams, Promoting dietary change among state health employees in Arkansas through a worksite wellness program: the healthy employee lifestyle program (HELP), Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy 6:A123 (2009). 

7. G. Turner, Peer support and young people’s health, Journal of Adolescence 22, 567–572 (1999). 

9. M. Minkler, Personal responsibility for health? A review of the arguments and the evidence at century’s end, Health Education & Behavior 26, 121-141 (1999). 

10. J. C. Norcross, M. S. Mrykalo, M. D. Blagys, Auld lang syne: success predictors, change processes, and self-reported outcomes of New Year's resolvers and nonresolvers, Journal of Clinical Psychology 58, 397-405 (2002).

11. R. S. Zimmerman, C. Connor, Health promotion in context: the effects of significant others on health behavior change, Health Education & Behavior 16, 57-75 (1989).  

12. First Night USA: The National Association of Community-Based New Year's Eve Arts Festivals.

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