Proceedings of the 2021 6th International Conference on Modern Management and Education Technology(MMET 2021)

Exploring on Measures in Improving Citizens’ Environmental Participation in Higher Education in China

Authors
Xu Binbin, Ms.Ma.Glena Mendoza
Corresponding Author
Xu Binbin
Available Online 12 October 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211011.023How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Environment, Education, Citizen’s Participation, University, Improve
Abstract

Chinese legislation has begun to promote environmental education in schools. Now, citizens generally have environmental awareness and environmental knowledge. However, citizens are currently very low in active participation in environmental protection activities. We hope to exploring how to improving citizens’environmental participation in Higher Education in China. Try to find out why citizens are not actively involved in environmental protection activities. After finding out the reasons, combined with the social background, analyze how they were formed, and finally determine the direction to solve the problem. Two research methods are used. One is to consult the literature, mainly to understand the social background, laws and regulations; The second is to use interviews and questionnaire surveys, with 200 respondents, including ordinary residents, college students, and government workers. Questions include environmental protection knowledge, enthusiasm for environmental protection activities, reasons for not actively participating in public environmental protection activities, and whether they understand relevant policies. Through research, we found that more than 90% of citizens understand basic environmental protection knowledge and have the habit of saving water and electricity. However, there is about 12.1% had participation in public environmental protection activities, mainly because they do not understand the policies and have no channels for participation. Universities can open courses on environmental protection policies and laws to let students learn about public environmental protection activities and seminars; they can use community services to promote public environmental protection activities; relevant professional teachers should actively participate in the government’s construction environment evaluation. As an advanced stage of education, universities should give better play to education and guidance so that the society can raise awareness of participation in environmental protection activities.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2021 6th International Conference on Modern Management and Education Technology(MMET 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
12 October 2021
ISBN
10.2991/assehr.k.211011.023
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211011.023How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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