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ERIC Number: EJ895041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Greening a K-12 School System
Frantz, Steve
School Administrator, v67 n7 p19-24 Aug 2010
The author, who has retired as Scarsdale elementary principal, was asked by the superintendent Michael McGill if he was interested in leading Scarsdale's green initiative. Early on in Scarsdale, they referred to their work as the "green initiative." After agreeing to lead the initiative, he set out to learn more about greening at K-12 school system. He found an excellent resource in the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation. Now, almost four years later, he emphasizes that they are much greener and more sustainable than they were, but they have a long way to go to reach their goals. He said that perhaps their successes and challenges will be helpful to other school system leaders as they try to do their best to promote a sustainable world of future generations. In this article, the author shares how he has led efforts in sustainability education in the Scarsdale Public Schools in Scarsdale, New York and discusses how Scarsdale's sustainability drive led to board policies, embedded instruction and collaboration with outsiders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York