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ERIC Number: EJ798537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Taking Initiative
Hamann, Ann
American School & University, v80 n7 p40 Mar 2008
In today's classrooms, the three R's might refer to reduce, reuse and recycle. Schools are major consumers and producers of waste, and many are assuming responsibility for instilling environmental values and practices in their students--the next generation of leaders--and serving as role models for their communities. At universities and K-12 facilities, a tremendous movement is underway to create eco-friendly environments. Facility managers and school administrators are looking for innovative approaches to make a difference--easily, effectively and affordably. This article discusses easy and affordable ways education institutions can move their green initiatives forward: (1) Do not use energy you do not need; (2) Track and better utilize resources; and (3) Reduce paper waste. Administrators have many ways to create a green agenda, and they do not have to be costly or daunting. Finding better ways to use internal resources is a win-win solution for school districts and universities, enabling them to save money and conserve natural resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; United States