ERIC Number: ED356963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Colleges Going Green: A Guide to Environmental Action in Further Education Colleges.
Khan, Shirley Ali; Parkin, Christopher
This publication outlines the need for further education colleges (FEC) to respond to environmental concerns in terms of their moral obligations and in the light of current pressures from educational policy makers, business and industry, and students. It contains over 100 recommendations for action and suggestions for the management of a whole-institution response. Focusing on institutional development, it provides a context for the further curricular work of the Further Education Unit (FEU), concerned with enabling the development and achievement of environmental learning outcomes. The material is divided into four sections after an introduction that broaches the incentive for FECs to address the environment as an issue and challenge. Section 1 discusses trends towards"greening" the further education (FE) curriculum. Section 2 provides discussion and checklists for environmental action and good practice. Section 3 introduces how to manage the environmental response via environmental audit review, environmental management system, environmental management and quality management, and the advantages of sound environmental performance. Section 4 conveys some conclusions. Appendices contain documentation of FEU's Project RP645 Environmental Education throughout FE; a FEU/Council for Environmental Education circular letter to principals/directors of colleges; a list of colleges that have developed or are developing environmental policy statements; a list of colleges with green working groups; and sample college environmental policy statements. (MCO)
Descriptors: College Role, Colleges, Curriculum, Educational Environment, Environmental Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Institutional Administration, Institutional Environment, Institutions, Marketing, Paper (Material), Policy, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Purchasing, Recycling, Transportation, Waste Disposal
Division of Environmental Sciences, Division of Environmental Sciences, Hatfield Polytechnic, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council for Environmental Education, London (England).; Further Education Unit, London (England).