Primary Faculty Mentor Name

rgould@uvm.edu

Project Collaborators

Professor Brendan Fisher (Collaborating Mentor), Professor Jane Kolodinsky (Collaborating Mentor)

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources

Program/Major

Environmental Studies

Second College (optional)

College of Arts and Sciences

Second Program (optional)

Political Science

Primary Research Category

Food & Environment Studies

Presentation Title

Environmental Values and Clothing Consumption: Do Clothing Purchases Reflect Expressed Environmental Values?

Time

3:00 PM

Location

Silver Maple Ballroom - Social Sciences

Abstract

Fast fashion, the rapid production and consumption of cheaply made clothing products, can have negative effects on both environmental and human health. I am interested in exploring if people with strong environmental values make more sustainable clothing purchasing decisions. I will first survey participants using Mayer & Frantz’s connectedness to nature scale (CNS) as well as Haws, Winterich, & Naylor’s GREEN scale. Then, I will record some basic information about the clothing that respondents are wearing when they take the survey. I will then compare the sustainability of what they are wearing with their survey responses in order to determine if there is any correlation between environmental values and clothing purchasing decisions.

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Environmental Values and Clothing Consumption: Do Clothing Purchases Reflect Expressed Environmental Values?

Fast fashion, the rapid production and consumption of cheaply made clothing products, can have negative effects on both environmental and human health. I am interested in exploring if people with strong environmental values make more sustainable clothing purchasing decisions. I will first survey participants using Mayer & Frantz’s connectedness to nature scale (CNS) as well as Haws, Winterich, & Naylor’s GREEN scale. Then, I will record some basic information about the clothing that respondents are wearing when they take the survey. I will then compare the sustainability of what they are wearing with their survey responses in order to determine if there is any correlation between environmental values and clothing purchasing decisions.