Women's Environmental Literacy As Social Capital in Environmental Management for Environmental Security of Urban Area

Donna Asteria, Herdis Herdiansyah, I. Wayan Agus Apriana

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This study is about experience of women's role in environmental management to raise environmental security and form of women's emancipation movement. Environmental concerns conducted by residents of urban women who become environmental activists based on environmental literacy. Because of that, women's experience in interacting with both physic and social environment have differences in managing the environment including managing household waste by applying the principles of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and their persuasive efforts on their communities. This is the key to achieving sustainable development by anticipating environmental problem and preserving the environment. This study is conducted qualitative research method and its type is descriptive-explanative. The result of this study is environmental literacy of women activist on pro-environment action in their community that has achieved spiritual environmental literacy. Environmental literacy may differ due to internal and external condition of each individual. Pro-environment activities conducted as a form of responsibility of environmental concern such as eco-management, educational, and economic action, by persuading residents to proactively and consistently continue to do environmental management and develop a sense of community in shaping the networks of environmental concern in local context for global effect.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012014
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2016
Event3rd International Conference on Geological, Geographical, Aerospace and Earth Science, AeroEarth 2015 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Sept 201527 Sept 2015


  • environmental literacy
  • environmental management
  • environmental security
  • women activist


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