Green Schools as Teaching Tools

Green Schools as Teaching Tools

Charles F. Carrick (Lee University, USA) and Douglas B. Caywood (The Lewis Group Architects, USA)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6312-1.ch011


This chapter is meant to serve as both a resource and as an aid for K-12 teachers who are interested in incorporating the philosophy and various aspects of the green school into their day-to-day teaching activities. A working definition of green schools and a summary of their benefits are presented as background information for teachers unfamiliar with the movement. Suggested steps for greening schools and classrooms are provided for those who may be interested in advancing the concept in their particular situations. Throughout the chapter, the school is highlighted as a laboratory for practicing conservation. To that end, discrete elements of green design are presented as suggested subject areas. Successful green school programs are identified as an additional resource. Finally, suggested green activities for the classroom are provided for interested instructors.
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Suggested Steps For Greening Schools

Regardless of the organization, it appears that the essential model for going green consists of three important steps: planning; developing action areas, and engaging participation.

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