INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
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Green Schools: An Examination of Practices and Possibilities in Alabama

Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2022, 18(4), e2292, https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12144
Publication date: Jun 05, 2022
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ABSTRACT

Green schools are schools that reduce environmental effects, improve the health and performance of students, and increase sustainability literacy. Green schools reinforce optimal learning aligned with resource efficiency and minimal pollution. This study implemented a descriptive survey research design to assess the extent to which green school practices are being applied in a three-county region of central Alabama. Survey results revealed inconsistent availability of green school practices at participating schools. Survey implications point to a need for more focused emphasis on green school practices and collaboration between schools, school faculties, and local education agencies.

KEYWORDS

green schools environmental education sustainability

CITATION (APA)

Bourke, N., Simmons, K., & Ousley, M. (2022). Green Schools: An Examination of Practices and Possibilities in Alabama. Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 18(4), e2292. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12144
Harvard
Bourke, N., Simmons, K., and Ousley, M. (2022). Green Schools: An Examination of Practices and Possibilities in Alabama. Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 18(4), e2292. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12144
Vancouver
Bourke N, Simmons K, Ousley M. Green Schools: An Examination of Practices and Possibilities in Alabama. INTERDISCIP J ENV SCI ED. 2022;18(4):e2292. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12144
AMA
Bourke N, Simmons K, Ousley M. Green Schools: An Examination of Practices and Possibilities in Alabama. INTERDISCIP J ENV SCI ED. 2022;18(4), e2292. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12144
Chicago
Bourke, Nicholas, Kate Simmons, and Monica Ousley. "Green Schools: An Examination of Practices and Possibilities in Alabama". Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education 2022 18 no. 4 (2022): e2292. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12144
MLA
Bourke, Nicholas et al. "Green Schools: An Examination of Practices and Possibilities in Alabama". Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, vol. 18, no. 4, 2022, e2292. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12144

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