6.1 Energy related behaviour

Participants indicated their intentions for behavioural changes as a result of the workshop, with mean agreement to all except one of the low environmental impact behaviours (Figure 19). These intentions were on average strongest for using energy efficient light bulbs, considering energy efficiency ratings, conserving energy use in the home and workplace, and recycling. There was less intention to install a solar hot water system or pay extra for ‘green’ electricity. There was also a high mean level of agreement to the proposition that current behaviour would be continued (suggesting no change) as ‘I already practice most of the behaviours’. This reflects the results of the pre-workshop questionnaire regarding current participant behaviours. Participant agreement both to continue current behaviours and to change a diverse range of specific behaviours can be interpreted as an intention to increase the extent or frequency of already practiced behaviours.

* This behaviour has a high environmental impact whereas the other behaviours have a low environmental impact. Intentions measured as (1) strongly disagree, (4) unsure, (7) strongly agree.

Figure 19. Mean intended energy related behaviour as a result of the workshop