Roslynn Brain is an Assistant Professor in Sustainable Communities at Utah State University (USU). She uses conservation theory, communication techniques, and social marketing tools to foster a broad spectrum of pro-environmental behaviors with a focus on waste reduction and local food movements. Roslynn coordinates a statewide Extension Sustainability initiative (extension.usu.edu/sustainability) that provides tools and information for the general public to engage in sustainable behaviors. She also teaches Communicating Sustainability at USU and helps coordinate the University's annual Earth Week.
Changing Lives in a Semester: A Teaching Approach to Help With Tenure and Promotion While Providing an Experience They'll Never Forget, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal (2012)
Predicting Engagement in a Conservation Easement Agreement: Tools for Extension (with T. Irani and G. Israel), The 7th Annual of the Association of Natural Resources Education Program (2010)
Bridging Borders: Organizing Short-Term Agricultural Communication Study Abroad Programs (with E. Rhoades, R. Telg, T. Irani, and O. Roberts), Journal of Applied Communications (2006)
Exploring the Soft Side of Capacity Development: Using Facilitation to Solve an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Problem (with K. Hyland, F. Kutuadu, E. Kent, K. Moyer, and C. Pitt), capacity.org (2005)
Using Facilitation to Solve an ICT Problem (with K. Hyland, F. Kutuadu, E. Kent, K. Moyer, and C. Pitt), The Communication Initiative (2005)
Designing Your Home For Maximum Natural Light (with P. Bytheway), USU Extension Publication (2013)
There are many benefits to having more natural light in your home. The most obvious...
Easy Steps to Reduce Your Energy Bill (with B. Thomas and B. Tingey), USU Extension Publication (2013)
Fossil fuels supply most of Utah’s energy needs. Any process using fossil fuels, however, emits...
Freestores: What, Why, and How (with T. Durr), USU Extension Publication (2013)
Everyone seems to generate some sort of unwanted possession over the years, whether it be...
Home Gardening: Quick Tips to Efficient Watering (with J. Burningham), USU Extension Publication (2013)
In Utah’s dry climate, water is a gardener’s best friend. Water conservation is an important...
Meat-Wise Eating Habits (with J. Haycock and K. Anderson), USU Extension Publication (2013)
Whether from a cow, pig, bird, fish, or other domestic or game animal, meat is...
Transitioning Conservative Students Into Environmental Leaders Through Service Learning: A Step-By-Step Guide For Educators (with K. Ladd), The 9th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Hiroshima, Japan (2013)
Creating Environmental Leaders through Service Learning: a Classroom Transition from Theory to Real World Application (with Robert H. Schmidt), Conference on University Education in Natural Resources (2012)
Incorporating service learning opportunities into classroom instruction has been well documented as a successful teaching...
Behavior and Community Action, The 9th Annual Intermountain Bioneers Sustainability Conference: First Presbyterian Church, Logan, UT (2012)
Creating Environmental Leaders Through Service Learning: A Transition From Theory to Real World Application (with R. Schmidt), The 9th Biennial Conference of University Education in Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Boulder, CO (2012)