ERIC Number: EJ913825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
Raising a "Green Generation"
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n193 p88-90 May-Jun 2010
These days, "going green" is at the forefront of conversation in political, entertainment, and corporate circles. Yet to truly impact change, future generations must carry the torch of transformation. To ensure success, adults need to begin the practices with the fertile minds of young children in early education. Practicing sustainability is not only about recycling and saving the polar bears--concepts incomprehensible to many young children. To truly influence sustainable environmental changes, one must implement practices that enhance global ecology, economy, and equality to substantiate worldwide renewal. "Going Green" must be a reality for everyone, regardless of culture or socioeconomic wealth. In early education, the mantra should be "Plant Early, Grow Strong," and schools should do their best to lead by example in their day-to-day operations and overall culture. In this article, the author presents a brief list of practices that early education providers can implement to teach their students about protecting the environment.
Descriptors: Young Children, Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Global Approach, Economic Impact, School Culture, Preschool Teachers, Social Justice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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