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