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Impact of demographic characteristics on knowledge towards carbon foot print management in apartments of Bangalore city, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Resource Management, Smt. V.H.D. Central Institute of Home Science, (Autonomous) Sheshadri Road, Bangalore-560001, India
  • 2Department of Extension Education and Communication, Smt. V.H.D. Central Institute of Home Science, Bangalore-560001, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 7, Issue (5), Pages 7-13, May,2 (2018)

Abstract

The word carbon foot print is highly termed in all social circles, among all individuals, communities, nations, research center's so as to be responsible and take action against the threat of global warming and climate change. Carbon foot print is the total emission of greenhouse gases and their accumulation which leads to climate change and effects environment. The present study focuses on carbon foot print of individuals on domestic level and their demographic characteristics on their knowledge level. The design of the study is Survey method. Purposive sampling method was used for sample selection. The total sample size comprising of 50 out of which 25 samples were chosen from residents who are living in conventional apartments and 25 samples were chosen from the residents living in eco friendly apartments. The questionnaire was developed to evaluate the knowledge of the respondents residing in two apartments. The questionnaire was used as a tool to measure 10 components. i. Environment ii. Waste Management iii. Water foot Print iv. Food Foot Print v. Energy Management vi. Reduce Reuse and Recycle vii. Indoor air Quality viii. Vaasthu aesthetics ix. Insulation x. Carbon foot print. Pre test assessment on Knowledge towards carbon foot print management on the aspects was done. Further the intervention program was carried using lecture modules and PPT for a period of 45 days. Post test was carried after the intervention program to obtain the knowledge assessment using the same questionnaire. The study found that 52% of the residents had moderate knowledge level during pre test. During post test the knowledge levels was Adequate, increased with 62.0%. The results subjected to variation in the knowledge level among the respondents between pre and post test found to be statistically significant (&

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