Greek Students’ Efforts to Define Green Terms

By Sofia D. Anastasiadou.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Green economy, green energy and green development are strongly discussed all over the world. They are suggested as the solution of the universal economic crisis. But we are not certain if common people know the exact meaning of these terms. This work tries to investigate whether Greek students grasp all the domains of their definition. A validated survey was administered to students from Western Macedonia, Greece during the academic year 2009-10. The methods used for the analysis of data were the implicative statistical analysis and the principal components analysis. One of the findings of the study is that, students’ opinions define as a green economy an economic system that respects the integrity of natural ecosystems. It includes green energy generation based on renewable energy to substitute for fossil fuels and energy conservation for efficient energy use. The green economy is considered being able to both create green jobs, ensure real, sustainable economic growth, and prevent environmental pollution, global warming, resource depletion, and environmental degradation. Green development is related to green jobs and green energy is connected with alternative forms of energy.

Keywords: Students, Green Economy, Green Energy, Green Development

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.131-142. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 594.506KB).

Dr. Sofia D. Anastasiadou

Assistant Professor, Department of Preeschool Education, University of Western Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Sofia Anastasiadou holds a BSc from the Department of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, a Master degree in Mathematics Education from Surrey University of Kingston in Great Bretagne. She has obtained her Ph.D in Multidimetional Statistical Analysis at the Macedonia University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics and Educational Research in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Western Macedonia in Greece. Apart form Statistics and Mathematics Education in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education her research interests are also focused in the Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Science. Sofia Anastasiadou has published more than 150 papers in Greek, European and International Scientific Journals.

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