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HOME WITH THE LIGHTS ON: IGNITING THE SPARK

Jensen, Anna LU (2011) HEKM10 20111
Human Ecology
Abstract
The amount of environmental degradation occurring in our world today continues to rise in large part due to human behaviors. As this paper discusses the relation between households, their energy-saving behaviors, and how these behaviors can affect the environmental impact of individuals as well as national climate-change policies, the power each one of us has in making a change within this world becomes obvious. Energy-saving behaviors and rates of electricity consumption of households are discussed in relation to their impact on the natural environment that surrounds us. This consumption is analyzed through a field study in Uppsala, Sweden, in order to understand if and to what extent consumption levels can be lowered through basic... (More)
The amount of environmental degradation occurring in our world today continues to rise in large part due to human behaviors. As this paper discusses the relation between households, their energy-saving behaviors, and how these behaviors can affect the environmental impact of individuals as well as national climate-change policies, the power each one of us has in making a change within this world becomes obvious. Energy-saving behaviors and rates of electricity consumption of households are discussed in relation to their impact on the natural environment that surrounds us. This consumption is analyzed through a field study in Uppsala, Sweden, in order to understand if and to what extent consumption levels can be lowered through basic curtailment behaviors. With this result, I then contextualize these findings and analyze what these answers could mean in terms of environmental impacts as well as effects they could have on national climate-change objectives. Through this multi-level approach it is my hope to empower each individual with the realization that they posses the power to make a significant change within their household, and the overall global environment (Less)
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Jensen, Anna LU
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UNDERSTANDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BEHAVIORS THROUGH A FIELD STUDY IN UPPSALA, SWEDEN
course
HEKM10 20111
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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English
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1961482
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2011-09-07 14:51:17
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  abstract     = {The amount of environmental degradation occurring in our world today continues to rise in large part due to human behaviors. As this paper discusses the relation between households, their energy-saving behaviors, and how these behaviors can affect the environmental impact of individuals as well as national climate-change policies, the power each one of us has in making a change within this world becomes obvious. Energy-saving behaviors and rates of electricity consumption of households are discussed in relation to their impact on the natural environment that surrounds us. This consumption is analyzed through a field study in Uppsala, Sweden, in order to understand if and to what extent consumption levels can be lowered through basic curtailment behaviors. With this result, I then contextualize these findings and analyze what these answers could mean in terms of environmental impacts as well as effects they could have on national climate-change objectives. Through this multi-level approach it is my hope to empower each individual with the realization that they posses the power to make a significant change within their household, and the overall global environment},
  author       = {Jensen, Anna},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {HOME WITH THE LIGHTS ON: IGNITING THE SPARK},
  year         = {2011},
}