Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, English

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-2017

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Sustainability Education

Volume

16

Abstract

Increased understanding amongst scientists and the general public about anthropogenic impacts in general, and climate change in particular, behooves us as educators to adjust our courses and curricula. “Sustainability” and “green” topics are increasingly being discussed and incorporated, but this should be done with deliberation. We undertook this study to understand attitudes, perceptions, and habits of the student body at Iowa State University, with a focus on environmental knowledge and behaviors. Overall, we found that, regardless of demographic, students appear to be interested in environmental topics, reducing their footprint, and improving the environment overall. But, they did not necessarily want to pay more, nor did they fully embrace personal responsibility.

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This article is published as Rosentrater, Kurt, and Brianna R. Burke. "University Students and Sustainability. Part 1: Attitudes, Perceptions, and Habits." Journal of Sustainability Education (2018). Posted with permission.

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The Authors

Language

en

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