ERIC Number: ED103223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Awareness Among Locally-Elected Public Officials in Northwest Indiana. Final Report.
The objective of this program was to increase the awareness of locally-elected public officials, who must be considered among the key decision-makers of northwest Indiana, to the impacts of their decisions on environmental quality in this heavily industrialized region. Conferences and workshops were held to accomplish this objective and the development of mechanisms for regional inter-governmental cooperation and coordination. The program was successful in the following areas: (1) adaption of a process approach in developing environmental awareness among elected officials; (2) legislation written for the elected officials and submitted to the General Assembly of the State of Indiana to create a solid wastes management authority for northwestern Indiana; (3) development of intergovernmental cooperation and coordination; and (4) recognition of the degree to which area universities can provide resources to aid locally-elected officials and governmental agencies in their quest for environmental quality. This final report describes this program including an introduction, the target groups, the educational process, continuation activities, conclusions, recommendations, and appendices. (Author/TK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Education.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. Northwest, Gary.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana