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ERIC Number: EJ1115606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1306-3065
Barriers to Mitigate Carbon Footprint in a Selected Academic Institution in Bacoor City, Cavite, Philippines
Adanza, Jonathan R.
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v11 n12 p5653-5661 2016
Carbon footprint is an environmental menace that needs to be addressed at once. Various mitigating measures were proposed and yet manifestations of its proliferation are very much observable. This study seeks to determine primarily the barriers of non-adherence to identified measures to mitigate carbon footprint in the environment. Using the mixed method, 612 respondents from the academe were recruited to participate in the study, using the proportionate stratified random sampling, lottery method. The results show high adherence to measures to mitigate carbon footprint (M = 3.60/5, SD = 0.80). Moreover, results show that to an extent, there are barriers for those in the academe to adhere completely to mitigating measures and even to adopt an advocacy that advances the ideology of saving the earth from suffocation because of carbon footprints. In the order of importance, they are social barriers (M = 2.98, SD = 0.99), political barriers (M = 2.91, SD = 0.96), and psychological-cognitive barriers (M = 2.87, SD = 1.05). Moreover, those in the academe believe that they cannot completely adhere to measures to mitigate carbon footprint because of reasons such as lack of knowledge about these measures and even the concept itself; Filipino concept about laws and legalities; and the lack of enforcement of relevant laws.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines
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