Religion and Sustainable Environmental Education in Nigeria



Environmental changes have been a source of concern to Nigerian experts and one of the greatest challenges of our time. As a sustainable environmental education remains elusive in Nigeria, this paper examines the viability of using religion as a potent strategy to combat the myriad of environmental problems that have bedeviled the country in recent times. In doing so, the study investigates the environmental ethics and values as embedded in Christianity, and a touch of Islam and African Traditional Religions. The study finds that there have been proliferation of religious worship centres even in residential areas, uncompleted buildings as well as littering of the streets with posters, sign posts and the use of public address systems which are sources of noise pollution. The study recommends amongst others, that stakeholders should create avenue through which adequate education is given to the students and the masses on the preservation of natural resources and healthy environment.

Keywords: Religion, Sustainable and Environmental Education


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