The aim of this study is to examine Social Studies teachers' awareness of environmental ethics and their attitudes towards sustainable environment in terms of various variables and to analyze the relationship between environmental ethics awareness and attitude towards sustainable environment. The study group of the research consists of 207 Social Studies teachers working in official secondary schools and imam hatip secondary schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education in Sarıyer, Esenler, Kâğıthane and Beylikdüzü districts of Istanbul. "Environmental Ethics Awareness Scale", "Sustainable Environmental Attitude Scale" were used as data collection tools and "Personal Information Form" to collect demographic information. As a result of the analysis of the data, it was found that the teachers have high environmental ethics awareness. It was determined that environmental ethics awareness differed according to the variables of taking environmental lessons and being a member of non-governmental organizations, institutions or organizations related to the environment, and that environmental ethics awareness did not differ in terms of participating in in-service trainings related to gender, service time and environment. As a result of the research, it was concluded that teachers' attitudes towards sustainable environment are at a high level. It was determined that their attitudes towards sustainable environment differ according to the variables of gender, year of service, taking curses related to the environment, being a member of an environmental non-governmental organization, institution or organization; In addition, it was determined that there is a moderate, positive and significant relationship between teachers' awareness of environmental ethics and their attitudes towards sustainable environment.
Keywords: Environment, environmental ethics, sustainable environment, social studies teacher, İstanbul