ERIC Number: ED242605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
How to Motivate Staff and Students to Save Energy: A Guide to Methods and Techniques That Work.
Schwarzbach, C. Dickson; Philbin, Jan
This two-part publication describes techniques and approaches that many California school districts are using successfully to involve staff and students in efforts to reduce energy waste. Topics that are covered include: (1) ideas for generating student and staff awareness of the cost of energy waste and their role in reducing it; (2) specific actions that staff and students can take to save energy; (3) recommendations on the content, format, and organization of staff development programs; and (4) strategies for communicating energy issues and activities district-wide. Part one discusses how to motivate staff to save energy (including ways to communicate energy costs to staff and actions that staff can take) and how to motivate students to save energy and involve them in energy-saving activities. Part two provides guidelines for specific activities including contests, student energy patrols, staff development workshops, and energy committees. Also included are brief program descriptions for 15 of the 21 California school districts that received Energy Action in Schools (EAIS) funds to develop model energy education and energy management programs. (DC)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Change Strategies, Conservation Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Guidelines, Motivation Techniques, Program Descriptions, School Activities, Staff Development, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation
California Energy Extension Service, 1400 Tenth St., Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Energy Extension Service, Sacramento.