Key words : Rural environment lay-out, environmentally friendly, Mount Lawu.

By: Galing Yudana, Bambang Pujiasmanto, Widharyatmo

The objectives of this multi-year research were: 1) to identify land use in Ngargoyoso Karanganyar; 2) to explore the behavior pattern of the society in managing the environment; 3) to identify the society’s perceptions of environmental management; 4) to identify the local government’s programs dealing with environmental management; 5) to identify the internal and external factors related to environmental management; and 6) to formulate a model for sustainable rural environmental management in Ngargoyoso Karanganyar Central Java. Data were analyzed using several techniques including 1) Interactive analysis; 2) Internal-External model of analysis; Participatory approach; and 4) Collaborative approaches.

Results indicate that in performing community-based sustainable rural environmental management there were several factors related to the behavior of the local society and their perceptions of environmental management, government programs and internal and external factors. These factors need to be addressed when discussing environmental management.

Therefore, a model was formulized to perform appropriate environmental management. The model is called CBREM (Community-Based Rural Environmental Management).