International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(December 2016)

Study of Environmental Behaviour of Secondary School Students in Relation to their Environmental Ethics

Authors: [1] Dr.Umme Kulsum [2] Shankarappa. M

Pages: 19-22


In recent decades, many environmental problems have increased as the result of human activities and unplanned management of the technological development those interference ecosystems. The industrial revolution has permanently changed the ways human beings live and utilize natural resources by not only modernizing the life-style of human society but also causing an explosion in the population growth. The invention of automobiles and their growth has led to much faster exploitation of fossil fuel and its combustion resulting in a significant increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, leading to a complex problem of global warming. Urbanization is rapidly expanding entailing huge demands of energy and mass generation of pollutants and wastes. These developments have led to much faster degradation of environmental quality, disappearance of biodiversity and loss of some pristine habitats from this universe, threatening the very existence of human population and its future sustenance. The State of Environment Report, India (2009) reports that as high as 45% of the total land in the country is degraded by changing patterns of land use with severe problems of air, land and water pollution. The main hurdle in tackling the problem of environmental degradation in developing countries like India is not only the lack of scientific knowledge but also the will to act. Under such scenario, the society needs to be educated about the importance of environment and sustainable development of ensuring a better environment for our future generations. Environmental education in this context plays a significant role in sensitizing people about the rationale use of natural resources hand hazards of environmental pollution. II. NEED AND IMPORTANCE OF