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Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 15, 1327 - 1332, 14.01.2020
https://doi.org/10.18769/ijasos.592100

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THE CONTRIBUTION OF WOMEN IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF LOCAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 15, 1327 - 1332, 14.01.2020
https://doi.org/10.18769/ijasos.592100

Abstract

Sustainable local development aims to improve economy while taking into account environmental protection. Within this context, the contribution of women to sustainable local development over the years is essential to be explored in order to highlight the importance of their offer. This research aims to investigate the role of women in environmental protection for sustainable local development in a Greek island, Rhodes.

A semi-structured interview was designed as a data collection tool. It was a field research which was conducted in the villages of the island as well as in the city of Rhodes. The sample of the survey was composed of women over sixty-five (65) years of age.

The results of the survey show that the participation of women was particularly important in the environmental protection of the island, as their daily habits and occupations were environmentally friendly. The yards of their houses were decorated with flowers and trees. In their gardens they planted vegetables that were cultivating without using fertilizers or pesticides. They also collected rain water and they generally spent water with great care and attention.  They did not throw the excess food in the garbage, they were giving pets or domestic animals the leftover food, and they also made sure that garbage from housework was scarce. Therefore, their work, their everyday habits and their way of life did not burden the environment, so they made a decisive contribution to the sustainable development of the island.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Vasileios PAPAVASİLEİOU¬ (Primary Author)
Greece


Eleni NİKOLAOU This is me
Greece


Nikos ANDREADAKİS This is me
Greece


Yota XANTHACOU This is me
Greece


Dimitrios MATZANOS This is me
Greece


Maria KAİLA This is me
Greece

Publication Date January 14, 2020
Application Date October 30, 2019
Acceptance Date December 11, 2019
Published in Issue Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 15

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EndNote %0 IJASOS- International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences THE CONTRIBUTION OF WOMEN IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF LOCAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT %A Vasileios Papavasileiou¬ , Eleni Nikolaou , Nikos Andreadakis , Yota Xanthacou , Dimitrios Matzanos , Maria Kaila %T THE CONTRIBUTION OF WOMEN IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF LOCAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT %D 2020 %J IJASOS- International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences %P 2411-183X-2411-183X %V 5 %N 15 %R doi: 10.18769/ijasos.592100 %U 10.18769/ijasos.592100

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