This study aims to determine the relationship between protecting the environment and caring for the environment. This study involved 95 students who have taken Environmental Education courses. The sampling technique in this study used proportionate stratified random sampling using quantitative descriptive methods. The data analysis technique used is simple regression. The second variable has a linier relationship and the regretion equation y = 41,05 + 0,349x. Results obtained by calculating the correlation coefficient r test = 0.446 > r table = 0.202 which means that the hypothesis is in the rejection of Ho. It was concluded that there is a correllation between the motivation of protecting environment and the attitude of environmental awareness. The motivation of protecting environment contributed as much as 19,89% of the attitude of environmental awareness.