Environmental sustainability in residential housing: understanding attitudes and behaviour towards waste, water, and energy consumption and conservation among Australian households

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Author(s): Kelly Fielding; Kelly Fielding; Winnifred Louis; Clive Warren; Alice Thompson
Description: The current paper addresses a number of key questions relating to the sustainability of Australian households. It explores: 1. What are household waste/water/energy attitudes and practices? 2. How waste/water/energy attitudes and practices have changed over time. 3. What factors have driven changes in household waste/water/energy attitudes and practices? 4. The relationship between householders' waste/water/energy attitudes and practices and whether the relationship varies according to SES, household type, tenure or behavioural domain. 5. The most effective ways of shaping positive change in household waste/water/energy perceptions and behaviour and what are the costs and benefits of these approaches for stakeholders?
Citation: Fielding, K., Louis, W., Warren, C., Thompson, A. (2009) Environmental sustainability in residential housing: understanding attitudes and behaviour towards waste, water, and energy consumption and conservation among Australian households, AHURI Positioning Paper No. 121, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/position-papers/121.
Date published: 21 Sep 2009
Publication type: Positioning Paper 121
Project title: Household attitudes and behaviours in relation to environmentally sustainable resource use (Project number: 20550)
Project reports: Sustainability decisions in Australian households (Research and Policy Bulletin)
Environmental sustainability: understanding the attitudes and behaviour of Australian households (Final Report)
Published by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
ISSN: 1834-9250
ISBN: 978-1-921610-21-9
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