Responsible environmental behaviour: A study of issues & awareness
Harbeen Bawa, Dr. Mudita Bhatnagar
The most severe and enduring threat facing the world is the danger that human actions are producing irreversible harmful changes to the environmental conditions that hold up and sustain life on Earth. If this problem is not overcome, there may be no viable world for our descendants to inhabit. Enormous changes to human lifestyles and cultural practices may be required to reach the goal of a sustainable level of impact on the environment i.e., one that can be maintained indefinitely. Environment is not only the sum of all the material things that constantly interact with each other and which makeup the mosaic of the country side landscape. It is much more than this. It also includes the economic structures and the outlook and habits of the people in different parts of the world” (UNESCO, 1990). The formal education system should aid in reaching this goal by teaching about environmentally responsible behavior. In this present paper an attempt has been made to discuss the various issues and awareness programs pertaining to environmental behaviour.