ERIC Number: ED429811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
I Can Be an Environmental Citizen: An Environmental Citizenship Handbook for Young People.
This booklet provides information to children on responsible environmental behavior, both at home and at school, using the concept of environmental citizenship as an organizing principle. Environmental citizens understand that they must behave in ways that do not harm the environment and make it better. Environmental citizens also understand that they are a part of the environment and hence must act as though their lives depend on good environmental citizenship. Topics include conservation indoors through saving electricity and water, conservation outdoors through planting native trees and composting, conservation at school through lunch container choices and raising environmental awareness among adults, recycling at home and school, and closing the environmental recycling loop by buying recycled products. Games, quizzes and puzzles are also included. This booklet refers to native trees, the heat conditions, and the water quality in the Floridian environment but the content can also be extended for use elsewhere. (PVD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Education, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Natural Resources, Recycling, Science Education, Values Education
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Environmental Education, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS-30, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000; Tel: 850-488-9334.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida