ERIC Number: ED370730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Easy Green: A Handbook of Earth-Smart Activities and Operating Procedures for Youth Programs.
This book aims to help camp directors and programmers evaluate the environmental impact of camp practices, make informed environmental choices, and make environmental awareness a habit in all operations and activities. Section 1 discusses developing a personal environmental philosophy, and considering possibilities for camp environmental action in light of the strengths and limitations of the camp's suppliers, locality, facilities, staff, and campers. Section 2 outlines steps in developing environmental programming, provides sample daily schedules and a 5-year plan, lists discussion points for seminars and evening programs, and describes over 50 camper activities related to the "big picture," solid waste management, energy and water conservation, wildlife, and hazardous materials. Section 3 describes camp infrastructure improvements related to hazardous and toxic materials, water use, energy use, recycling, and composting. Appendices list additional printed resources, national organizations disseminating environmental information, and government resources; suggest publicity methods for the camp's environmental program; and provide instructions for building composting bins. This book includes an index and many checklists and worksheets for figuring costs, checking water and energy use, and planning environmental improvements. (SV)
Descriptors: Camping, Check Lists, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Energy Conservation, Group Activities, Learning Activities, Program Administration, Program Improvement, Recycling, Self Evaluation (Groups), Water, Youth Programs
American Camping Association Bookstore, 5000 State Rd., 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 ($19.95 plus $5 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.