The Positions on the Level of Environmental Sustainability Awareness in Higher Education

Ariyatun, Sudarmin, Sri Wardani & Sigit Saptono

Department of Science Education, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia,,,

Through the educational system, it is crucial to spread knowledge about environmental conservation issues. Recognizing the significance of sustainability awareness for the realization of sustainable education, each individual has a duty to make sure that education for sustainable development turns into a precious resource for both the present and future generations. This study attempts to gauge the extent of chemistry education students’ environmental knowledge of the idea of sustainable development. This study was done with 103 respondents (n=103) who were chemistry education majors at three colleges in the Indonesian city of Semarang and had taken environmental chemistry courses. A questionnaire on a Likert scale was the research tool employed. Descriptive quantitative analysis is the technique used. According to the findings, students’ environmental sustainability. The findings revealed that students’ awareness of environmental sustainability fell into the “moderate” category with an average score of 3.46, but their knowledge of sustainable activities fell into the “rarely done” category (rarely). With a comparable ratio of 79.4% and 76.2%, female students’ awareness of sustainability is comparatively higher than that of male students. The study’s findings show that although students have a “high” degree of sustainability awareness, their performance and descriptions of various attitudes toward implementing sustainable practices for sustainable development still fall short.

Keywords: Environmental awareness, sustainability awareness, sustainable development.

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