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Environmental attitudes

TitleEnvironmental attitudes
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsGraham, G., J. Robertson, and david. Musca
Keywordsenvironmental attitudes, undergraduate students, University of Waterloo
Abstract

This project on Environmental Attitudes of undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo was undertaken as part of the requirements for the Course ERS 250: Greening the Campus and Community under the direction of Doctor Susan Wismer. The project was designed to be a WATgreen report. The rationale for undertaking a study on the issue of environmental attitudes is that the attitudes of students towards the environment are an extremely important factor that could ultimately determine the success, or failure of any environmental initiatives undertaken on the University of Waterloo campus. Also by gaining an understanding of student’s environmental attitudes, it may be possible to more successfully overcome some of these negative attitudes and gradually change the student’s attitudes towards the environment. To this end we attempted to analyze and interpret student’s attitudes and actions in a number of areas relating to the environment, and then develop recommendations on how this behavior could be influenced (improved). By positively influencing student’s attitudes towards environmental issues, the overall environmental sustainability of the campus could be improved… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca