Women’s Environmental Literacy in Managing Waste for Environmental Sustainability of the City
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The article illustrates the research on environmental literacy of women in Jakarta, Indonesia, related to managing household waste through the application of the ‘5R’ principle: reduce, reuse, recycle, replant, and recovery. The results show that women exceeded the operational level literacy by taking proactive actions to empower their communities to protect the environment.
KeywordsEnvironmental literacy Women Socio-ecology Household waste Sustainable development
The article is based on the author’s dissertation entitled ‘Classification of Women’s Environmental Literacy in Typology of Urban Areas (Study of Women’s Experiences as Activists of Pro-Environmental Actions in the Jakarta Area)’, Doctoral Program, School of Environmental Sciences, Universitas Indonesia, which then was developed into a research project funded by a PUPT Research grant (Kemristekdikti) with contract number 1083/UN2.R12/HKP05.00/2016. Thanks go to Professor Ibnu Hamad, Francisia Ery Seda, Ph.D., and Dr. Elizabeth Kristie Poerwandari from the Universitas Indonesia for guidance, insight, and expertise throughout the research process.
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