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How Can Villages Become Eco-villages?

Forster, Peter and Pereira, M. (2016) How Can Villages Become Eco-villages? In: 12th International Conference of the International Communal Studies Association, 1st - 3rd July 2016, Tamera, Portugal. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The authors investigated (a) the relationship between feeling connected to nature and pro-environmental behaviours; and (b) the relationship between environmental values and environmental behaviours. Seventy-six students completed an online survey that measured connectedness to nature, egoistic, altruistic and biospheric values, and pro-environmental behaviours. This study suggests that finding ways to increase community feelings of connectedness to nature, and developing altruistic and biospheric values may lead to increased pro-environmental behaviours in the short term and positively address climate change issues in the longer term.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: human activity, climate change, environmental values, environmental behaviour
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Peter Forster
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 08:13
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016 08:13
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4708

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