The geographical spread of environmental awareness in England

Lovatt, Daniel (2007) The geographical spread of environmental awareness in England. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation will aim to reveal the geographical spread of environmental awareness in England; this will be done using membership to the Wildlife Trust as a surrogate measure. The secondary aim of the project is to examine and ultimately discover why these patterns and variations in environmental awareness occur, looking at social, economic and personal factors. Using regression on a number of factors the reasons behind the spread in awareness will be examined and in turn the reasons behind environmental awareness will become clearer and the type of people who are most aware. Questionnaires will look in more depth at the membership of the Wildlife Trust which will give an understanding of why people join the Trust and how aware they are of a range of environmental issues. The reason behind undertaking this project is a passion for the environment and recognition of the importance that people play in protecting the planet from further damage. The factors chosen were done so based on the literature that exists looking at the geographical spread of volunteering and charitable giving, as well as some being chosen due to theories of my own. The Wildlife Trust has been chosen as a surrogate measure of environmental awareness due to the fact that they have branches throughout the country which not only means they are accessible and hence a good to measure but it also means that it easy to look at geographically and easy to calculate as a percentage of the population.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/340

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