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Greening our school

  1. 1. GREENING OUR SCHOOL<br />Building and Grounds<br />Traffic and Travel<br />Workshop C<br />LAHC ESD Conference & Workshops<br />Lima, Peru – 19-20 August 2010<br />
  2. 2. What are doorways?<br />What is their purpose?<br />
  3. 3. The doorways are themes that help schools build sustainable development into the entire planned learning experience for pupils.<br />Curriculum<br />Campus<br />Community<br />
  4. 4. Two Doorways<br />Travel and traffic<br />Buildings and grounds<br />LAHC ESD Conference & Workshops<br />Lima, Peru – 19-20 August 2010<br />
  5. 5. Travel and traffic<br />Opportunity<br />Vehicle use adds to:<br /><ul><li> congestion
  6. 6. road accidents
  7. 7. pollution, including carbon emissions.</li></ul>Car-sharing, public transport, cycling <br />and walking reduce: <br /><ul><li>congestion
  8. 8. pollution, including carbon emissions</li></ul> Cycling and walking increase:<br /><ul><li> fitness
  9. 9. well-being.</li></ul>LAHC ESD Conference & Workshops<br />Lima, Peru – 19-20 August 2010<br />
  10. 10. Travel and traffic<br />Recommendation<br />Schools should be models of sustainable travel:<br /><ul><li> where vehicles are used only when necessary
  11. 11. where there are facilities for healthier, less polluting or less dangerous modes of transport.</li></ul>LAHC ESD Conference & Workshops<br />Lima, Peru – 19-20 August 2010<br />
  12. 12. Buildings and grounds<br />Opportunity<br /> Buildings and grounds can be used to teach sustainable living through:<br /><ul><li> their design
  13. 13. construction
  14. 14. use</li></ul> For example:<br /><ul><li> decisions over materials and equipment could highlight sustainable practices
  15. 15. school ground could be used for food-growing, biodiversity conservation and natural play</li></ul>LAHC ESD Conference & Workshops<br />Lima, Peru – 19-20 August 2010<br />
  16. 16. Buildings and grounds<br />Recommendation<br /> School management and design should demonstrate sustainable development to everyone who uses the school. <br /> School grounds should be used to:<br /><ul><li>bring pupils closer to the natural world
  17. 17. capture pupils’ imaginations in outdoor education and play
  18. 18. help pupils learn about sustainable living.</li></ul>LAHC ESD Conference & Workshops<br />Lima, Peru – 19-20 August 2010<br />
  19. 19. Beach clean-up with ORCA<br />Green Roof<br />Water Remediation Wetland Project<br />
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  21. 21. Cocha Sachavacayoc<br />

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