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Meeten, Nick – Facilities Manager, 2013
Consider the waste streams generated in schools and universities. So what is in the typical used water generated in schools and universities? It is typically about 99 percent water, with the remaining 1 percent mainly made up of organic compounds. Used water contains nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous. When one judges it on its quality, it…
Descriptors: Water, Recycling, Conservation (Environment), Risk
Lanning, J. Mark – Facilities Manager, 2013
For the past decade, academic institutions have made significant strides toward sustainability--creating greener facilities, and educating and engaging their students in the process. With budgets tight, any green initiatives need to be backed, first and foremost, by a compelling economic argument. Harper College in Palatine, Illinois is a 180-acre…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Conservation (Environment), Water, Recycling
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Ana, G. R. E. E.; Oloruntoba, E. O.; Sridhar, M. K. C. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2009
The descriptive cross-sectional study assessed contributions of Youth Environmental Scout (YES) clubs toward sustainable environmental programs in selected schools in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria. It involved administration of questionnaires, in-depth interviews and observation checklists and results were analyzed using SPSS 10 software package.…
Descriptors: Wastes, Environmental Education, Clubs, Foreign Countries
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Technology Teacher, 1989
This resource discusses water, its sociocultural impact, its chemical makeup, waste water treatment, and construction activity. Includes student outcomes and a student quiz. (JOW)
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Waste Water, Water, Water Pollution
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Smith, Phil; Collier, Grahame; Storey, Hazel – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Vegemite, a thick, rich and salty product made from yeast extract, is a paste commonly spread on bread or toast in Australian households. This iconic product mirrors some of the unique aspects of this country. For example, Vegemite thinly spread is best. The population of this country is sparse across the wide lands, and the Australian environment…
Descriptors: Wastes, Environmental Education, Biodiversity, Professional Associations
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2009
It wasn't that long ago that when education architects and administrators raised the notion of green construction or sustainable-design strategies, they were met with head scratches and raised eyebrows. But in 2009, the energy-saving, water-conserving, environmentally friendly philosophies championed by those in the vanguard of the green schools…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), School Construction, Architecture, Educational Facilities Design
Hu, Helen – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2011
With local lumber mills shutting down, Robert Kenning, an instructor at Salish Kootenai College in western Montana, and the tribe's forestry director, came up with an idea. Kenning landed a $200,000 Department of Agriculture grant in 2010 to explore the possibility of turning logging scraps and smaller trees into chips or pellets that could be…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Research and Development, Institutional Survival, Institutional Advancement
National Geographic World, 1983
Provides background information on many topics related to water. These include the water cycle, groundwater, fresh water, chemical wastes, water purification, river pollution, acid rain, and water conservation. Information is presented at an elementary level. (JM)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Drinking Water, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Makisa, Kaponda – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Copperbelt Province is one of the ten provinces of Zambia. It has public and private schools which have been faced with escalating levels of environmental problems due to growth in human population and economic growth. The environmental problems which are matters of concern in the schools include, unsound waste management, loss of vegetation…
Descriptors: Environmental Standards, Public Schools, Private Schools, Foreign Countries
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Caceres, L.; And Others – Chemical Engineering Education, 1992
Proposes that inclusion of waste water treatment subjects within the chemical engineering curriculum can provide students with direct access to environmental issues from both a biotechnological and an ethical perspective. The descriptive details of water recycling at a copper plant and waste water stabilization ponds exemplify this approach from…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Conservation (Environment), Course Content, Course Descriptions
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Davis, G.; O'Callaghan, F.; Knox, K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is seek to characterise sustainable attitudes and behaviours (including recycling and waste minimisation, energy efficiency, water conservation and "green" purchasing) amongst non-academic staff within Griffith University, Queensland. Design/methodology/approach: For this study, the attitudes and…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Water, Energy Conservation, Work Environment
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Community Planning, Disease Control, Extension Education
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Miller, Evonne; Buys, Laurie; Bell, Lorraine – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
This article documents the rationale and experience of a pilot Australian sustainability education programme, "Living Smart Homes" (LSH) based on a community-based social marketing model. Inspired by the Australian "Land for Wildlife" scheme, LSH is designed to engage homeowners with sustainable practices through face-to-face…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Focus Groups, Marketing, Learning Modules
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Josephson, Julian – Environmental Science and Technology, 1978
Describes technologies used to conserve energy by using process wastes in the following situations: (1) incineration at a photographic company, (2) wet oxidation at a paper mill, and (3) sewage skimmings fuel at a municipal waste water plant. (MA)
Descriptors: Energy, Energy Conservation, Heat, Industry
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Cooper, Robert C. – Journal of Environmental Health, 1975
The ability of various treatment processes, such as oxidation ponds, chemical coagulation and filtration, and the soil mantle, to remove the agents of infectious disease found in waste water is discussed. The literature concerning the efficiency of removal of these organisms by various treatment processes is reviewed. (BT)
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Environment, Environmental Research, Literature Reviews
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