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ERIC Number: EJ1071633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Making Sense of Sustainability: Exploring the Subjective Meaning of Sustainable Consumption
Roy, Deborah; Verplanken, Bas; Griffin, Christine
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v14 n3 p187-195 2015
This article investigated what the term "sustainability" meant to a group of proenvironmental people living in Peterborough, in the east of England. The data was collected and analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analyses. Recycling came most readily to mind in those interviewed. Results revealed that respondents attributed unsustainable behavior in themselves and others to "lack of thought." The various strands of the analysis, when drawn together into a coherent framework, highlight that the business of life continues to perpetuate thoughtless consuming, even in those who are conscious of global warming. This suggests that education programs could be orientated toward addressing this "lack of thought" to encourage more thoughtful consumption.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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