2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 1, PART B
Awareness level of modern families regarding environment conservation and their concern for it through adopting green home norms
Author(s): Harleen Kaur and Dr. Harsharan Kaur Gill
The present study was undertaken to know the awareness level of modern families about changes in environment, their opinions about the causes of pollution, impact of deteriorating environment on health and their concern to conserve the energy in homes, planting trees and other personal efforts to conserve environment. The study was conducted in three smart cities of Punjab viz. Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana. One hundred and fifty houses, fifty from each city built after 2015 were selected from posh localities. Data were collected through structured schedule. Result revealed that majority of respondents (54%, 57% and 58%) perceived a lot of deterioration in the quality of air, water and soil. Majority (86%) of respondents opined that their housing and life style related practices are not responsible for environment degradation, rather they (53.33%) blamed agricultural practices, the most, for it. Only (10.67%, 9.33%, 6.67%) respondents had detailed knowledge about the cause of various types of pollution others just had superficial knowledge. Majority (52%) of the respondents did not report any serious effect of various type of pollution on their health though eighty six per cent respondents reported slight depression due to deteriorating environment. Almost all the respondents had experienced the positive role of indoor and outdoor plants in improving the quality of environment. On the whole majority of respondents were not having precise knowledge about causes of environmental degradation hence not much motived to express it through their sustainable habits and green home practices sustainable habits and green home practices. Eight six and eighty eight per cent respondents had just preliminary knowledge about conserving energy and pollution caused by use of household chemicals respectively.
How to cite this article:
Harleen Kaur and Dr. Harsharan Kaur Gill. Awareness level of modern families regarding environment conservation and their concern for it through adopting green home norms. International Journal of Home Science. 2019; 5(1): 73-77.