Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sustainability study shows gap between what students say and do

Oren Pizmony-Levy with S110 students.  Courtesy of Indiana University.

When it comes to their carbon footprint, Indiana University Bloomington students wear one of two sizes: large and extra large. That's the case even though students place a high importance on environmental issues, according to analysis of a survey by an IU sociology class.

Doctoral student Oren Pizmony-Levy developed and teaches the course, called S110: Charts, Graphs and Tables. He and Justin Aguirre, an undergraduate who served as a teaching assistant for the fall 2009 class, presented the findings recently to the IU Public Sociology Forum, a Department of Sociology initiative that brings together students and faculty who are interested in making sociology more immediately relevant, applicable, and visible to non-sociological audiences.

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(IU News: 3/8/2010)