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Preparedness of Young People for a Sustainable Lifestyle: Awareness and Willingness

Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology, Faculty of AgriSciences, Mendel University in Brno, 61300 Brno, Czech Republic
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Sustainability 2021, 13(13), 7204; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137204
Received: 13 May 2021 / Revised: 21 June 2021 / Accepted: 23 June 2021 / Published: 27 June 2021
This article discusses the relationship between a consumer lifestyle and the environment. The willingness to adapt to a sustainable lifestyle was tested through a questionnaire among students of Mendel University in Brno, who are theoretically well-informed people. Overall, 417 students answered, i.e., 19% of the respondents. The students generally recognised the need to address environmental issues, and 90.6% intended to change their lifestyle in this direction. Among the barriers, they mentioned in particular lack of time, lack of financial resources, lack of specific information and insufficient conditions. Addressing this issue requires close co-operation in education between governmental and non-governmental organisations in both the public and private sectors. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the situation in that it has drawn attention to the response of local companies to the global problem. View Full-Text
Keywords: Brno; consumerism; Czechia; environment; questionnaire; sustainable lifestyle Brno; consumerism; Czechia; environment; questionnaire; sustainable lifestyle
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Dimitrova, A.; Vaishar, A.; Šťastná, M. Preparedness of Young People for a Sustainable Lifestyle: Awareness and Willingness. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7204. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137204

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Dimitrova A, Vaishar A, Šťastná M. Preparedness of Young People for a Sustainable Lifestyle: Awareness and Willingness. Sustainability. 2021; 13(13):7204. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137204

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Dimitrova, Anastazija, Antonín Vaishar, and Milada Šťastná. 2021. "Preparedness of Young People for a Sustainable Lifestyle: Awareness and Willingness" Sustainability 13, no. 13: 7204. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137204

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