Exploring Civic Ecology Practice: Composting program in Subang Jaya

Sati Mazwin Kamaruddin, Alamah Misni, Puziah Ahmad, Mohd Hafiz Sharif


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 the 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.

Keywords: Environmental stewardship; Civic ecology; Sustainable waste management

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1772


Environmental stewardship; Civic ecology; Sustainable waste management

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1772


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