Design and Validation of Educational Resources for Household Sustainable Consumption

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Abstract

Community’s sustainability is significantly affected by households day-to-day decisions and choices impacts, so it is important that families are aware and informed to make more sustainable choices. For this, several educational materials and tools are being produced, but not all promote efficiently sustainable consumption. The aim of this work is to assess the quality of educational resources on household sustainable consumption and to propose a set of practical recommendations for development and validation of household sustainable consumption educational resources. Portuguese resources available in the internet were used as a case study. A sample of materials available on the web were analyzed and evaluated by an expert panel with experience and knowledge in the area. Several weaknesses were found: some of the materials do not address all areas of sustainable consumption, few have households as the main target audience, they were not designed for good communication and understanding of sustainability issues, and there is a lack of an integrated vision of environmental, economic, social and cultural values. Taking this into account it was proposed a set of conditioning factors and practical recommendations for the development and evaluation of household sustainable consumption educational resources.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th ERSCP conference
Pages1-13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event15th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production Conference. 2 - 4 May. Bregenz, Austria -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Conference

Conference15th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production Conference. 2 - 4 May. Bregenz, Austria
Period1/01/12 → …

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