Environmental Literacy for Achieving Sustainability of Environmental Quality in Nigeria

Abstract

Actions of people lead to environmental degradations which in turn affect human growth and development. Human actions arise out of human’s perception of the environment as a resource for satisfying human needs. This reveals that environmental problems are behavior problems. The paper therefore recommends environmental education as a tool for making Nigerian citizens environmental literate which would engender action and activities that will lead to environmental sustainability in Nigeria. It concludes that environmental education organized in formal, non-formal and informal contexts should be taken seriously in order to make the citizens environmentally literate. 

Keywords: Sustainability, environmental literacy, environmental quality


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Pages: 70-82 (Download PDF)

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