ERIC Number: EJ904668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Reference Count: 2
Creating Good Schools--What if?
School Business Affairs, v76 n4 p28-30 May 2010
Done right, green is not only the right thing to do, it's a good business move. During the past year, the author has talked with quite a few school business officials. Some are on board with "going green," whereas others are still leery. Some aren't quite sure what "green schools" are. Some say that it doesn't matter to the community how green the school is, that going green is expensive, and that this is a bad time to increase expenses. Some point out that their business charter as a school is to deliver an education and that the concept of healthy green schools lies just outside that boundary, making it a "good economic times" luxury. In this article, the author shows these skeptics how a school can do well by doing good. The key is to understand the proper sequence of the four Rs of going green: (1) reduce; (2) reuse; (3) recycle; and (4) replace.
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Sustainability, Recycling, Cost Effectiveness, Change Strategies, Organizational Change, Energy Management, Health Behavior, Educational Facilities Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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