At question 14, the subjects who were questioned gave the following answers: 2 % of subjects think that there are incandescent light bulbs in the school, 60% of students consider that there are fluorescent light bulbs , 1% of subjects think that there are halogen light bulbs, 18% of students consider that there are economic light bulbs and 19 % of subjects didn’t know what to answer. These results can be correlated with those of the questionnaire for teachers connected with this problem.
Item 15 takes into account the subjects ’ daily conduct, their daily practices. 60% of subjects admitted that they turned on the light as often as necessary in the daytime , 7 % of respondents answered that they turned on the light irrespective of the moment of the day and 33% said that they turned it on as seldom as possible . We can notice a slight growing tendency towards the saving of energy.
At question 16, a very high percentage of subjects, 91% of subjects admitted that they preferred natural light to artificial light, 4% of students answered that they preferred natural light to artificial one and 5% of subjects didn’t know what to answer.
At question 15, 7% of students answered that they always electrical equipment during activities, 42% of subjects said that they often used electrical equipment, 46% of students admitted that they seldom used such equipment and 5% of subjects stated that they never used electrical equipment during activities at school . The results obtained at this item can’t be correlated with the results at the same question in the questionnaire addressed to teachers. This lack of correlation points out the fact that either the students haven’t answered in accordance with the present-day situation during the school activities or the results on the part of the teachers may be desirable, but they may not be founded in reality.
At this question, 28% of subjects stated that they always turned off the light in the classroom when the y didn’t need it, 37% of students answered that they often did that, 20% said that they seldom turned off the light, 1% answered that they never turned off the light when they didn’t need it. We can notice a slight growing tendency towards a behaviour for saving energy.
40% of subjects answered that there were signs, posters, panels to promote the reduction of energy consumption, 18% of students said that there weren’t such signs and 42% stated that they didn’t if there were such signs in the school. The results at his question can be correlated with those at the item 19 from the questionnaire addressed to teachers.
1 . What kind of light bulbs are there in your school? Question 14, subjects undergoing questioning gave the following responses: 3% are of the opinion that there are incandescent bulbs in school , 79% fluorescent light bulbs , 12% halogen lamps, 0% Economic bulbs, 6% did not know to respond.
2. The lights are being used: Item 15 refers to the daily subjects practice , their daily habits . 73% of subjects said that they use light bulb whenever needed during the day, 3% of respondents turned on lamps regardless of time of day and 24% more often. There could be noticed a slightly increased tendency of the teachers to saving electricity.
3. Do you know the amount of energy consumed in your school every month? On this question 15% of respondents said they were aware of the month expenditure of current in school, 62% not 23% d o not know. The results show once more that these practical data are not known by the teachers , why not, there is lack of guidance to these issues, education in the practical sense.
4 . How often do you use electronic devices in your classes? This item refers to the use of elctronic devices in their daily activities at school.15% said they always use them, 65% often, 20% seldom and O% never.
5 . Are your electronic devices turned off when not in use? Question 18 refers to the correct use of electronic devices in school. 79% of subjects always turn off electronic devices after using them often , 15% often , 6% seldom, and 0% never . The r esults obtained from this item are correlated with those of the previous question and we are happy to notice that in education various and modern devices for information are being used and more over these devices are used responsibly.
Parents gave the following answers at question 14 : 16 % of parents use incandescent light bulbs , 8% have fluorescent light bulbs , 4% have halogen light bulbs, 61% of parents have economic light bulbs and 11 % didn’t know to answer at this question.
Item 15 takes into account the subjects ’ daily conduct, their daily practices. 66% of subjects stated that they turned on the light as often as necessary in the daytime, 7 % of parents answered that they turned on the light irrespective of the moment of the day and 27% said that they turned it on as seldom as possible. As in the case of the items which concerned water consumption, we can notice a slight growing tendency for the saving of energy.
This question concerns the subjects’ habits as far as electrical and domestic equipment is concerned. We can notice that 68% of respondents always turn off the electrical equipment in their house after using them, 24% often turn them off , 5% seldom turn off the electrical equipment and 3% never turn off the electrical equipment . These results are correlated with the other data from the items which take into account consumption.
This question refers to the energy consumption in the houses of the subjects of the analysis. Therefore 30% of parents stated that the consumption of energy was below 100kw, 57% answered that the consumption was above 100 kw and 13 % stated that they didn’t know what t heir consumption was.
This question required the subjects to express their opinion concerning the relation ship which exists between the way we decorate our house and the consumption of energy . 43% of parents think that the way the walls are painted has an influence on the consumption of e nergy , 33% answered that his didn ’t have any influence on the consumption of energy and 24% of parents abstained from answering or didn’t know to answer. These results demonstrate that a rather high percentage of parents have information- at least at a theoretical level- about possible ways of saving energy.
Item no.19 is an opinion item and takes into account the respondents ’ preference for a certain type of light, natural or artificial light . A very high percentage of the subjects answered that they always prefer red natural light to artificial light (78 %), 14% answered that they often prefer red natural light to artificial one , 7% stated that they seldom prefer red natural light to artificial one and 1% answered that they never prefer red natural light to artificial light.
CONCLUSIONS Only the information cannot change behaviour. No matters how much we would talk and tell pupils what to do and what not to do as far as the environment is concerned, we notice that our information doesn’t determine the changes that we want. The environmental behaviour is the result of study and therefore, the main way in which the child acquires a behaviour is the observation and the imitation of the others, then the exercise and the practice accompanied by positive reinforcements. Strengths Weaknesses There is a concern of the parents for energy consumption (due to cost). While school have got some information actions (stickers), still feels the need for more practical activities. Students tend to save energy because of home behavior. Teachers have a positive trend for information on saving energy.