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Type: Journal article
Title: Sustainability literacy of older people in retirement villages
Author: Xia, B.
Zuo, J.
Skitmore, M.
Buys, L.
Hu, X.
Citation: Journal of Aging Research, 2014; 2014:919054-1-919054-7
Publisher: Hindawi
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 2090-2204
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Bo Xia, Jian Zuo, Martin Skitmore, Laurie Buys and Xin Hu
Abstract: With many developed countries experiencing the aging of the population, older people play a large role in contributing to environmental problems but also to environmental solutions. The purpose of this research is to understand the awareness and behavior of current older people living in retirement villages towards sustainability development. To achieve this, a sustainability literacy survey was conducted with 65 older residents of a private retirement village located 10 Km outside the Brisbane, Australia's central business district (CBD). Most of residents recognized the importance of environment protection and would like to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. In addition, the majority were willing to pay higher prices for a living environment with sustainable features. The importance of positive social communications was emphasized with most residents having established good relationships with others in the village. The findings provide an important insight into consumer perspectives regarding the sustainable features that should and can be incorporated into the village planning and development.
Rights: Copyright ⓒ 2014 Bo Xia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
RMID: 0030033816
DOI: 10.1155/2014/919054
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