Pro-Environmental Assessment and Sustainable Consumption of Household Public Services in Barranquilla Colombia

Tito Crissien-Borrero, Omar Cortés-Peña, Ketty Herrera-Mendoza
2016 unpublished
The main purpose of this research paper is to analyze the relationship between the pro-environmental attitudes and sustainable consumption of public services of water and electrical energy in 418 households of middle class in Barranquilla, Colombia. This sample has been calculated with 95% confidence and a 4.78% of sampling error. For this purpose a Likert Scale was designed to evaluate the components of practices, beliefs and feelings that people have against environmental conservation and
more » ... onservation and sustainable use of water utilities and electrical energy. The results allow to identify that there are significant differences within the practices, beliefs and feelings related to proenvironmental behavior and consumption of public services of water and electrical energy, as well as direct and inverse statistically significant relationships were observed between the three levels attitudinal evaluation. These results are the basis for formulating policies to promote pro-environmental behavior oriented with the responsible and sustainable public services of water and electrical energy use. The responsible consumption of non-renewable resources must begin to intervene from the vital space, on the basis of the dynamics in the home with the assessment and development of pro-environmental practices of sustainable consumption of the household public services of water and electrical energy.
doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.11.02.39 fatcat:3m7ufwe5u5fhxn27izxtbmweti