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ERIC Number: EJ912584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1377
Helping Schools Be More Sustainable
Peters, Henricus
Education in Science, n234 p20 Sep 2009
How do children relate to and interact with their natural and built environments? What opportunities in science are schools and other groups offering children to help their environmental encounters to be a positive and healthy--even enjoyable--experience? These are questions raised by the concept of "environmental education"--the approach using "in", "for" and "about" the environment to teach children more deeply about the world around them, as advocated by the National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE). Britain's 40,000 schools are responsible for 25% of the public sector's energy costs and 15% of carbon emissions. Most schools, as with all buildings, depend on the Earth's finite supply of fossil fuels--coal, gas, oil--as their main energy source, yet it is estimated that around 20,000,000 British Pounds is lost from schools every year as a result of inefficient energy use. The author believes that keeping "the environment" in the curriculum can help schools be more sustainable. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom