Development of Environmental Health Literature Models in Keeping Sustainable Peatland Ecosystems

  • Dessyka FEBRIA Universitas Pahlawan Tuanku Tambusai, Riau, Indonesia
  • Gusman VIRGO Universitas Pahlawan Tuanku Tambusai, Riau, Indonesia
  • Riski Novera YENITA Stikes Al-Insyirah, Riau, Indonesia
  • INDRAWATI INDRAWATI Universitas Pahlawan Tuanku Tambusai, Riau, Indonesia

Abstract

This article discusses the development of a model of environmental health literacy to maintain a sustainable ecosystem on peatlands. In maintaining the sustainable peatland ecosystem, an environmental health literacy model is needed so that the community can follow up on the health of the surrounding environment. To make informed decisions, communities must have the ability to obtain, process and understand health and environmental information.


The approaches used in environmental health literacy are 1 - basic, and functional literacy with efforts to evaluate environmental health information, 2 - communicative interactive and awareness literacy in reducing health and environmental risks and 3 - improving quality of life and protecting the environment with provide education so as to change people's behavior. Ultimately, efforts to develop this model of environmental health literacy are intended to prevent the occurrence of peatland ecosystem damage and can empower communities through an increased understanding of health risks and environmental risks that affect health and the environment.

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Published
2018-12-29
How to Cite
FEBRIA, Dessyka et al. Development of Environmental Health Literature Models in Keeping Sustainable Peatland Ecosystems. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 5, p. 926-931, dec. 2018. ISSN 2068-7729. Available at: <https://journals.aserspublishing.eu/jemt/article/view/2582>. Date accessed: 17 june 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.14505//jemt.v9.5(29).04.