agEnvironmental Citizenship

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Environmental Citizenship o Command-and-control has limited success in changing behaviour in the long term   there needs to be more bottom-up work involving communities: participation  authorities) o Environmental citizenship is an alternative policy approach towards  environmental sustainability   as well as legislation and economic incentives o The Environment Agency describes environmental citizenship as: ‘looking beyond the satisfaction of our immediate interests to the well-being of the wider  community/environment, while being mindful of the needs of future generations’ o Citizenship is about rights and responsibilities between members of a society, and  between the society and the state (or authorities) o intention) o 3 sections to environmental citizenship: Private rights Private responsibilities Collective action (essential as individuals have negligible  impact) o There are links between environmental citizenship and improved environments  environmental citizenship involves making choices that are environmentally  sound and sustainable o Environmental citizenship promotes ecological sustainability and environmental 
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course AG 2373 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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