Benefits Derived from the Green School Movement

Benefits Derived from the Green School Movement

Robert Waller (North Georgia College and State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6312-1.ch024
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Abstract

The Green Movement is an important feature of the 21st century landscape spanning peer-reviewed research by scholars and practitioners to current practices of many universities, businesses, countries, and communities. The chapter begins with a major historical event of the global Green Movement, the Kyoto Protocol held in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden, attended by representatives from many countries attempting to reach a consensus on how to protect Mother Earth (sustainability) for present and future generations. Using university research and industrial programs to investigate the applicability of sustainable and green construction practices within public education and reported Return on Investment (ROI) measures within the corporate and education Green Movement, this chapter explains the benefits of the Green School Movement.
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Tokyo Declaration

The World Commission on Environment and Development was constituted in 1984 as an independent body by the United Nations General Assembly and set out to

  • 1.

    Re-examine the critical issues of environment and development, and formulate innovative, concrete, and realistic action proposals to deal with them;

  • 2.

    Strengthen international cooperation on environment and development, and assess and propose new forms of cooperation that can break out of existing patterns and influence policies and events in the direction of needed change; and

  • 3.

    Raise the level of understanding and commitment to action on the part of individuals, voluntary organizations, business, institutes and governments.

As the World Commission came to the end of their task in Tokyo, they remained convinced that it is possible to build a future that is prosperous, just, and secure (Bruntland, 1987).

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