Urban Ecology pp 311-314 | Cite as

Social Limitations of Sustainable Water Consumption

  • Herbert Glasauer

Abstract

When we talk about the necessity of ecologically sound behaviour we often complain about the gap between environmental consciousness and ecological behaviour. Rather than trying to improve pedagogic concepts, we should be thinking about the following central questions: is the gap between environmental consciousness and ecological behaviour an individual problem of a lack of self-discipline or is it a structural problem? Is it possibly a mental block resulting from a conflict between wishes and abilities? I would like to present my thoughts in the form of seven theses, taking our problems with water as an example.

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Europe 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Glasauer
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  1. 1.The University of Kassel (GhK)KasselGermany

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