Technological Studies

The resources that the world-wide Summit for the sustainable development has designated as of high-priority interest they are: the water, the energy, the lodging, agriculture and the biodiversity. Resources that have received in Johannesburg the name (removed from its initials in English) ” of WEHAB” agenda; ” The learning of entorno” is based on this understanding and the EPT and the DNUA are indispensable to create the conditions of such learning. It among others allows things to reveal the fundamental causes that weigh on the sustainable development and to find the values, the motivation and the capacities necessary to surpass them (UNESCO, 2003). 2,2 Environmental culture the environmental culture of a society is defined mainly by the balance between the activities with positive or negative environmental impact of its members. The amount of sweepings that produces people, the species of plants and animal that cultivate and eat, how much noise does, how much they love and they protect the native forest and how many they visit it to times the year, are all aspects of the environmental culture of a society. All these action, next to the beliefs, values and respect that demonstrate to the atmosphere, besides the solutions that find for the environmental problems, are part of the environmental culture.

The absence of environmental culture, personal as as much institutional, has meant that besides the numerous local environmental problems, in the last years has been begun to indicate serious environmental problems that they affect all the planet, reason by what is spoken of ” crisis ambiental”. To obtain this culture is more and more important; nevertheless, the permanence of the harmful conducts indicates the difficult thing to us that it is to create the environmental culture in people and the institutions. 2,3 Demographic variables the demographic variables can be classified in different types: some are of biological nature, like sex, the age or the race; others like the socioeconomic classification like the social class, the place of origin or the economic entrance; and others are more of cultural nature like the religion. Generally, the demographic variables divide to the people in groups and assume that these characterize a behavior differential of their members. The men, for example, in the case of sex, can have a way to behave very different from the women. In the case of the proenvironmental conducts this premise is assumed and its study constitutes one of the efforts that have been undertaken more in the search of determinants of acting for the environment (Ordua ET to, s/f).