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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2011/s20.174

THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE ENVIRONMENT

AUTHOR/S: S. G. TOKSOZ, O. OZYARAL
Monday 1 August 2011 by Libadmin2011

11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011, www.sgem.org, SGEM2011 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 20-25, 2011, Vol. 3, 709-716 pp

ABSTRACT

In the present circumstances, where environmental problems are on the rise and occupy
the agenda of the societies in the different ways, education is on the suggested solutions
to these problems. The addition of the environment as subject to the educational
programs, applications and processes is very important in every phase of awareness of
the environment. The aim being such, nowadays countries include environment
consciousness contents in their syllabus the efforts of the new generations being
informed about the environment is not even adequate. Furthermore, for people who
have completed their education, the infusion of environmental consciousness as lifelong
education is important. In this parallel, the efforts of the participation of national and
international Non-governmental organizations and the educational policies of
governments to run alongside with each other. For example, Greenpeace organization
raises awareness to the environment along with their demonstrations and voluntary
work.

In other words, our demand for comfortable life causes more consumption of natural
and energy resources. In this respect, the dilemma of production and environment
comes up. It is very important to create an awareness for environment so that, we could
establish healthier renewable natural resources and production chain. In this matter, we
will study education and environmental awareness relation with examples. We will
give importance to examples which set a model, from different periods.

Keywords: Education, Environmental Knowledge, Natural Resources, Energy, Production