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Volume Five                                                                   Winter 2007-Spring 2008                                                              Numbers 1-2.

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     A CASE STUDY OF STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF LANDFILLS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

     Vereda Johnson Williams                                                       Godfrey Uzochukwu

     Department of Economics,                                                     Waste Management Institute

     Transportation and Logistics                                                  North Carolina A&T

     North Carolina A&T State University                                      State University

     Greensboro, North Carolina                                                   Greensboro, North Carolina

 

     Published Online: February 10, 2017

 

      ABSTRACT

 

This study analyzed students' perceptions of landfills and environmental issues. The analysis displayed differences in students' interests, knowledge and perceptions regarding landfills, and environmental issues. The study consisted of diverse students from different majors who were enrolled in business courses at North Carolina A&T State University. These student perceptions were analyzed across majors, genders, states, family size and incomes, home longevity and square footage. Additionally, family political participation in public environmental forums was analyzed. The need for business and science academic disciplines to collaborate in order to achieve the goals of sustainable development has taken an added significance. This study makes a contribution to the environmental management literature and provides empirical evidence that can be used to support the development of an interdisciplinary approach and need for teaching environmental issues in business schools. Our students represent future policymakers and planners. Their perceptions, interests and knowledge on issues for sustainable development and management are paramount as we prepare for future changes in populations and diverse workforce.

   

 

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