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The Green Practices of Tyumen Residents

Traditions, Values and Meanings

Olga V. Zakharova    University of Tyumen, Russia    

Egine Karagulian    University of Tyumen, Russia

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This article studies the green practices of residents of the largest city in Western Siberia (Tyumen, Russia) and the values and meanings which motivate them to participate in green practices. Via questionnaires the prevalence of green practices among residents is investigated in relation to age and gender of practitioners. Traditional practices emerge as the most common, including cleaning and landscaping the territory, caring for animals and planting greenery. The participation in green practices is revealed to result in a sense of satisfaction and belonging to a supreme cause; to give an opportunity to influence the city environment; to preserve moral values among residents and to create an atmosphere of happiness in the city. Based on these results, we conclude by suggesting ways to scale such green practices.

Pubblicato
04 Settembre 2023
Accettato
31 Luglio 2023
Presentato
03 Aprile 2023
Lingua
EN

Keywords: Green valuesGreen practicesGreen initiativesScaling the green practicesSocial practices

Copyright: © 2023 Olga V. Zakharova, Egine Karagulian. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.