The Little Green Schoolhouse: Thinking Big About Ecological Sustainability, Children's Environmental Health and K-12 Education in the USA

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Guide
Web Site
Booklet
Abstract: 

The San Francisco-based Green Schools Initiative released a report, The Little Green Schoolhouse: Thinking Big About Ecological Sustainability, Children's Environmental Health and K-12 Education in the USA.

You can read the report online and/or download it at http://www.greenschools.net/article.php?list=type&type=45.

The Little Green Schoolhouse establishes a framework that brings together a variety of school-related environmental health and sustainability issues under one conceptual and strategic roof. It documents how our current school systems are threats to our childrens' health and models of unsustainability.

Drawing from a diversity of inspiring efforts going on around the country, the report also presents a broad idealistic vision of what green and healthy schools could look like. And it articulates a series of pragmatic policy recommendations, including organizing to pass school board resolutions that serve as blueprints for sustainable and healthy schools.

Overall, The Little Green Schoolhouse aims to provide parents, educators, students, environmental and health advocates, school board members, policy makers and interested community members with tools to work together to create healthy, sustainable schools.

Author: 
Green Schools Initiative
Topic Areas: 
Source Reduction
Environmental Health
Waste Prevention
Sustainable Development
Target Audience: 
Teachers
Adult
Families
Government
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
40
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
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