IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. (Mrs) Indira Sharma, Meeta Verma
Nature is so fascinating and embodies the spirit of its creator. The soft green leaf moving gently in the breeze, the drop of dew quivering on the petal of a rose, all are so enthralling, No less in the child with his hazel eyes, silken hair, rosy cheeks, toothless mouth and tender skin. His father the man too is very handsome and perhaps most unique creation of God. God has created all things alone with nature as well as man. Man depended, depending and would depend on the plants, animals and other natural resources for food, clothing, housing, medicine and what not! But unlimited exploitation of nature by man disturbed the ecological balance to that extent that has threatened the survival of man himself.
Environmental problems cannot be solved within a day or two. It requires rigorous efforts at school level. The present study examined the effect of socio and psychogenic factors on environmental friendly behaviour among todays youth. In order to make them realize their own responsibilities toward environment, this is a crucial time to realize that environmental sensitivity and environment friendly behaviour should be cultivated among masses particularly among youth. Environment friendly behaviour is any action of an individual or a group directed towards the remediation of environmental issues/ problems.
Thus, environmental education policies fund both teacher training and worker training initiatives. Teachers must be trained to effectively teach and incorporate environmental studies in their curricula. On the other hand, the current workforce must be trained or re-trained so that they can adapt to the new green economy. Environmental education policies that fund training programs are critical in educating citizens to prosper in a sustainable society.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act. Sow an act, and you reap a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny. Charles Reade