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ERIC Number: EJ884474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Reaching Residents of Green Communities: Evaluation of a Unique Environmental Education Program
Hostetler, Mark; Swiman, Elizabeth; Prizzia, Anna; Noiseux, Krystal
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v7 n3 p114-124 2008
Often in green communities, homeowner understanding is left out of the project. We evaluated the impact of a new environmental education program installed in a green community, Town of Harmony, Florida. Consisting of educational kiosks, website, and brochure, we evaluated whether Harmony residents' environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors improved when compared to residents of a conventional community. After two years of exposure to the program, Harmony homeowners did show some improvement in environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors and the control community did not. Such on-site educational programs can help homeowners understand ways to manage their homes, yards, and neighborhoods in a more sustainable manner. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida