The National Science Foundation is spending roughly $3 million on a study that seeks to make Americans consume less food, water, and energy to become more like the Netherlands.

Researchers at Michigan Technological University are searching for ways to “change people’s behavior” out of fear of global warming. The study, which was awarded during the final year of the Obama administration, is using “interactive role-playing activities” to teach families how to consume less.

“Changing people’s behavior may be the hardest part of mitigating climate change,” the university said when announcing the grant. “But a research team led by Michigan Technological University wants to find a way to do just that.”

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