GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
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Volume Five Winter 2007-Spring 2008 Numbers 1-2.
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
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.