ERIC Number: ED133257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Lott, Jesse; Allen, Rodney F.
This booklet, a general guide to citizen eco-action, discusses a plan of action on community environmental problems. It offers factors to be considered in any community eco-action situation, but it is not a rigid set of rules. An overview identifies seven key ideas of environmental issues, including the universal participation of all humans in the environment and the mistaken concept of "growth equals progress." The main body of the booklet contains eight chapters which discuss identifying the problem, setting goals, justifying the goals, identifying community and public resources, building an effective group, identifying community forces, designing an action strategy, and carrying out the project. These chapters include sociological analyses of kinds of power inherent in decision-making situations and processes of attitudes and social change. They help citizens appreciate the social forces and ramifications related to eco-action. Several resources are provided: names and addresses of 26 eco-organizations throughout the country; a bibliography of 11 references for action-oriented eco-skills; and a total of 153 sample projects for environmental education and awareness, community environmental service, and public affairs. (AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bibliographies, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Conservation (Environment), Demonstration Programs, Ecology, Environmental Education, Guidelines, Human Geography, Individual Power, Leaders Guides, Resource Materials, Responsibility, Social Problems
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Environment Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.