Outcomes:
  • Australian householders’ waste/water/energy attitudes & practices
Recommendations:
  • To identify any demographic or tenure differences in attitudes & practices
Policy Impact:
  • To identify how these attitudes & practices have changed across time
  • To identify effective ways to shape positive change in household waste/water/energy behaviours

Environmental Sustainability in Residential Housing

This project sought to understanding public attitudes towards waste, water and energy use and the psycho-social and socio-demographic influences on consumption, with the aim of highlighting the factors that have driven changes to attitudes and practices towards environmental sustainability over time. Additionally, this project sought to identify the most effective ways to shape positive public behaviour towards sustainable waste, water and energy consumption and conservation within Australia.

 

Project Value: 
$153 262.00
Funding: 
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Date: 
2009 to 2010
Time status: 
Complete
Contact: 
Dr Kelly Fielding (k.fielding@uq.edu.au)
Outcomes:
  • Australian householders’ waste/water/energy attitudes & practices
Publications and Reports: 

Fielding, K.S., Louis, W.R., Warren, C., & Thompson, A. (2011). Understanding household attitudes and behaviours towards waste, water and energy conservation (pp. 199-214). In P. Newton (Ed.), Urban Consumption. Collingwood, VIC: CSIRO Publishing.

Fielding, K. et al. (2010) Environmental sustainability: understanding the attitudes and behaviour of Australian households AHURI Final Report No. 152. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

Fielding, K.S., Louis, W.R., Warren, C., & Thompson, A. (2009). Environmental sustainability in residential housing: Understanding attitudes and behaviour towards waste, water, and energy consumption and conservation among Australian households AHURI Positioning Paper No. 121. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

Program/Affiliation: 
Type: 
Qualitative
Number: 
ISSR020074