SA-P01-005-interactive - Sustainable Mobility at the university – The climate-goal-related contribution of targeted education in form of a new-found „climate driving licence“

Track:
Environmental preservation and protection
What:
Interactive Poster Presentation
When:
1 hour 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
Discussion:
0
 
Ethics and Sustainability
Environmental preservation and protection
SA-P01-005-interactive
Sustainable Mobility at the university – The climate-goal-related contribution of targeted education in form of a new-found „climate driving licence“
C. Kumbruck*, R. Böcher 1, A. Piwowar 1
1Applied University Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany
 
Content: Purpose: Organisations, including universities, have to contribute their share on CO2-reduction. Focussing on mobility behaviour, young people represent an important target group since car use has not been established yet. An empirically supported teaching module is introduced, providing impulses aiming at habituating a climate-friendly mobility behaviour. Having accomplished the module, a “climate driving licence” is assigned as a certificate.
Design / Methodology: 25 students are passing through theoretical and practical units that refer to components known from the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). The mobility behaviour itself as well as the individual reflections on it are evaluated, therefore using mobility-diaries. Furthermore, the mobility behaviour at the whole university is investigated by the means of a questionnaire (N=1356).
Results: The impulses given affect mobility behaviour and increasingly inspire the abandonment of private car use. The shift to actual behavioural change has been made. Except the group of those commuting more than 30 km from home to university do not switch due to unattractive mobility alternatives.
Limitations: It remains to be tested how much our results generalize to other groups.
Research / Practical implications: The approach of the “climate driving licence” can be applied in occupational and academic education as well as in job-related trainings.
Originality / Value: TPB, with regard to the voluntary car use reduction, has been proven valid by field research. It is now being converted into a systematic learning process. Educational institutions can be given an instrument at hand to contribute their share on CO2-reduction.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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