Empowering Community via Composting Practices in Promoting Sustainable Lifestyle

Ridzuan, Mohd Ridzlie and Abas, Muhamad Azahar and Kadir, Siti Mariam Abdul and Sibly, Suzyrman and Nor, Norizan Md (2012) Empowering Community via Composting Practices in Promoting Sustainable Lifestyle. In: Proceeding of University-Community Engagement Conference: University-Community Engagement for Empowerment and Knowledge Creation (UCEC 2012). Thammasat University, Chiangmai, Thailand.

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Abstract

Composting practice is among the many sustainable practices that can be easily carried out through either small or large scale efforts. Unfortunately, composting has not been widely practiced by the public due to lack of awareness. This paper is part of a research project to promote and diffuse sustainable lifestyle to the community by exploring how the sustainability agenda can be partly addressed through composting practices carried out within the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang campus to its surrounding neighborhood. The project highlights the university community engagement to achieve community empowerment with regard to sustainable urban lifestyle. The result indicates a need to increase community awareness with regards to composting practices in order to inculcate sustainable lifestyle. The university community can be regarded as the agents to diffuse and transfer knowledge on composting best practices.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT390-395 Regional planning
Divisions: Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Dr. Suzyrman Sibly (Global Sustainability Studies)
Pusat Kajian Kelestarian Global (Centre for Global Sustainability Studies (CGSS)) > Book Section/Chapter
Pusat Kajian Kelestarian Global (Centre for Global Sustainability Studies (CGSS)) > Book Section/Chapter
Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 06:02
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 06:02
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/40880

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