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Environment, Space, Place

Volume 5, Issue 1, Spring 2013

Sean S. Miller
Pages 7-26
DOI: 10.7761/ESP.5.1.7

An Examination of the Burgeoning Green Schools Movement in the United States: Part One: Historical and Contemporary Relevance

This article seeks to introduce the topics of green schools and sustainability education to the reader as the first article in a series of pieces on such subject matters. With respect to the first essay, the modern historical development of sustainability related education is assessed through the lens of its roots in both the U.S. educational system and the environmental movement. Furthermore, many of the purported benefits of green school construction practices are examined subsequently given their relative importance and popularity with respect to the topic. Finally, a brief but important examination is proffered per several of the philosophical ramifications of these efforts in an effort to further develop the understanding and discussion of such topics and the related series of articles.

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