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Improving Ourselves and Improving Our World

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Material Information

Title: Improving Ourselves and Improving Our World A Case Study of Environmentalism and Environmental Action of New College Students
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Shahan, Zachary
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Environmentalism
Activism
Social Movements
Democracy
Society
New College
Behavior
Environment
Public Participation
Education
Civic Engagement
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study explores how New College students interpret, define and approach the state of the environment, environmentalism and environmentally oriented action. In particular, I look at the degree to which students are concerned about the environment and I look at the extent to which they are engaged in various forms of environmentally oriented action. Also, through interviews with New College students and through library research I examine numerous factors that affect concern and action. In the study I find that students' concern for the environment and their beliefs as to what they should be doing to help it often do not match up with their actions and behaviors. Thus, throughout the paper I focus on what keeps those concerned from being more environmentally responsible and engaged. I find through doing the study that students are very environmentally aware and somewhat engaged on a basic, personal level. I also find that they're highly aware of large-scale national and global environmental issues and approaches to solving environmental problems on those levels. However, students seemed to be highly unaware and unengaged on the middle, community level. I address this issue in some depth in my final discussion, arguing that at New College environmentally oriented engagement needs to be promoted much more on the institutional level.
Statement of Responsibility: by Zachary Shahan
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Brain, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 S5
System ID: NCFE003444:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003444/00001

Material Information

Title: Improving Ourselves and Improving Our World A Case Study of Environmentalism and Environmental Action of New College Students
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Shahan, Zachary
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Environmentalism
Activism
Social Movements
Democracy
Society
New College
Behavior
Environment
Public Participation
Education
Civic Engagement
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study explores how New College students interpret, define and approach the state of the environment, environmentalism and environmentally oriented action. In particular, I look at the degree to which students are concerned about the environment and I look at the extent to which they are engaged in various forms of environmentally oriented action. Also, through interviews with New College students and through library research I examine numerous factors that affect concern and action. In the study I find that students' concern for the environment and their beliefs as to what they should be doing to help it often do not match up with their actions and behaviors. Thus, throughout the paper I focus on what keeps those concerned from being more environmentally responsible and engaged. I find through doing the study that students are very environmentally aware and somewhat engaged on a basic, personal level. I also find that they're highly aware of large-scale national and global environmental issues and approaches to solving environmental problems on those levels. However, students seemed to be highly unaware and unengaged on the middle, community level. I address this issue in some depth in my final discussion, arguing that at New College environmentally oriented engagement needs to be promoted much more on the institutional level.
Statement of Responsibility: by Zachary Shahan
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Brain, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 S5
System ID: NCFE003444:00001

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