Green light report 2009 /Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Sustainability Victoria 2009Description: PDFISSN: 1835-8519Subject(s): Sustainable Development Victoria | Environmental Protection Public Opinion | Victoria Social Life And Customs | Community Development Citizen Participation | Environmental Policy Public Opinion | Climatic Changes Social Aspects | Household Surveys | Consumer Behaviour | Attitudes | Statistical Analysis | Environmental Impact | Ecologically Sustainable Development | Consumers | Sustainability Victoria | Climate ChangeOnline Resources: Electronic copy
Measuring community attitudes and behaviours in relation to the environment helps to inform the policies and programs of the Victorian Government, ensuring we are responsive to changing community needs. Now in its second year, the Green Light Report provides this community pulse-check, monitoring the trends and changes occurring in the environmental attitudes and behaviours within Victorian households. The 2009 Report shows that Victorians remain 'very concerned' about the environment, despite the global financial crisis dramatically changing the economic environment and likely to shape events for some time to come. Victorians are continuing to pursue a number of sustainable behaviours in their homes including taking short showers, growing their own fruit and vegetables and installing rainwater tanks and compact fluorescent light globes in their homes. This year's Report also reports specifically on 15 local areas across Victoria. From regional Victoria to inner Melbourne, the report will be a valuable resource for local government, providing locally relevant information that will help guide local initiatives.