Technology and Engineering
  • ISSN: 2333-2581
  • Modern Environmental Science and Engineering

Environmental Education: Household Solid Waste Problem in the Urban Site of Paripiranga-BA

Ademilson de Jesus Silva1, Akássia maria Rabelo Souza2, Amanda Maria Rabelo Souza3, and Gracy Karla da Rocha Cortes4
1. Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
2. Redeemer Faculty, Brazil
3. UniAGES University Center, Brazil

4. Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology Baiano, Campus Xique, Brazil

Abstract: Environmental education should be a continuous process, carried out in a formal and non-formal manner, seeking citizens' social and environmental awareness about a certain problem that affects society, caused by anthropic activities. Since man through these activities tends to generate environmental impacts, such as household solid waste: organic and inorganic, which are present in the generation of environmental impacts on the environment when not intended for recycling, causing soilcontamination, air , groundwater and river water. This article aims to demonstrate the actions taken to mitigate the household solid waste problem in the urban site of Paripiranga-Ba, made by trainees from Chemistry Degree course, in the development of Environmental Education activities in municipal schools: President Emílio Garrastazu Medici, Our Lady of Coité Educational Center and Professor Francisco de Paulo Abreu. The target audience (children, adolescents, youth and teachers) have been sensitized and instructed to carry the message to other family members and thus will be disseminating information about the correct procedures regarding waste separation and management. Be proactive in society, aware of the responsible citizens duties in household waste management.

Key words: environmental education, environmental impacts, household waste, environmental awareness

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