Civic Ecology Practice: Composting Program in Subang Jaya

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Active engagements in ecology practices are platforms which lead to good ecological behaviour and consciousness (Kamaruddin et al 2013). This study aims to explore urban community stewardship or civic ecology practice of doing composting in an urban municipality, i.e., Subang Jaya Selangor, Malaysia in the context of practice theory (Schatzki 2000). The variables were analysed using chi square test of independence and factor analysis procedure. The findings highlight how elements, such as competencies, meanings and physical resource, define the practice and support urban stewardship. Family and friendship networking, collaboration with others and civic consciousness were crucial in motivating the participants and support program sustainability.


Environmental stewardship; Civic ecology; Sustainable waste management


Kamaruddin, S. M., Pawson, E., & Kingham, S. (2013). Facilitating Social Learning in Sustainable Waste Management: Case study of NGOs Involvement in Selangor, Malaysia. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences,105, 325-332.

Krasny, M. E., & Tidball, K. G. (2015). Civic ecology: Adaptation and transformation from the ground up. MIT Press.



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