The italic text in the sentence is wrong. We are supposed to correct the error. This question came out in my school examinations.

The best place to create awareness from the environment is in schools.

I replaced from to about. My teacher marked this as wrong, saying the correct answer is of. Her argument was that the sentence "to be aware of" uses of instead of about.

Which word is the correct, more appropriate word to use?

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    Although we say "are you aware of this?" and not "are you aware about this?", once we get to the abstract noun awareness, you will find native speakers saying things like "We want to increase awareness about the environment". "Awareness of" and "Awareness about" are different things. "about" suggests "the issues of environmentalism". – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jun 15 '15 at 11:42
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    books.google.com/ngrams/… – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jun 15 '15 at 14:13

'Be aware of' means to know or understand. See this link. When we consider awareness as knowledge, it is better to put 'of' after it. Also, the most commonly used word after 'awareness' is 'of'. Check this link: Therefore, following sentence is correct.

The best place to create awareness of the environment is in schools.

Here, I think 'in' is wrong, and we can better write the sentence as:

The best place to create awareness of the environment is schools.

Hope this helps.

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