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Volume 74, 2018International Conference Series on Life Cycle Assessment: Life Cycle Assessment as A Metric to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals (ICSoLCA 2018)
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|Published online||12 December 2018|
Environmental awareness and behavior of college students in regards to the environment in urban area
School of Environmental Science, Universitas Indonesia, 10430, Salemba, Indonesia.
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College students as a community whose behavior and willingness to adopt environmentally sound policies will become a dominant force for sustainable environment in urban area. This research aimed to analyze the environmental awareness of college students, report their environmental behavior, and analyze the correlation of some factors towards environmental awareness and behavior in a sample of 150 college students in one university in Jakarta. Previous studies have shown that demographic characteristics influence environmental awareness and behavior. The method applied was quantitative methods. For this purpose, a research instrument in the form of questionnaire were designed and tested on college students. Data was proccessed by Spearmann test with the help of SPSS. The results show that the level of environmental awareness and behaviors is ‘good’ among the respondents irrespective of gender difference, however there lies a difference between genders in practice level. This research concludes that college students have good environmental awareness and behavior. The college students show them by turning off computers when are not being used to save energy, reducing single-use-plastic use, using alternative for plastic such as paper/cloth bag, and participating in environmental programs.
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