TITLE

The Sustainable Schools Initiative: a green light for environmental education

PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Environmental Education;Summer2007, Vol. 85, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the Sustainable Schools Initiative in Great Britain. This is to address the need for environmental education. Eight key areas of school life in which action could be taken and learning occur: energy and water, travel and traffic, food and drink, purchasing and waste, buildings and grounds, inclusion and participation, local well-being and the global dimension. The positive outcomes that sustainable schools look for are: student learning that integrates academic, practical and ethical concerns; reducing the resource used by schools with financial savings; and increased awareness of global issues around the availability of water and energy.
ACCESSION #
25452516

 

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