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Eco-Schools, Green Flags, Sustainability...Does Anybody Care?

Discussion in 'Independent' started by d_j_hollander, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Hello, I am an MSc student at the London School of Economics, conducting research on environmental/sustainability programmes and student activities at schools in the UK.

    I know administrators are busy, teachers are overworked, and students can be hard to motivate.

    Despite the obstacles, does your school have any programmes or activities in place to educate a new generation of environmentally aware students?

    And if not, what's getting in the way? Is it the usual suspects (time and/or money), or something else?

    Thank you for your insight!
  2. dts

    dts Occasional commenter

    Within the independent sector, I would say that if it's not going to get new students in through the door, and/or improve educational outcomes, we don't have time to think about it - or at least not at a high strategic level. Some schools do invest in solar panels and other green technology - I suspect this is largely prestige purchasing.

    There simply isn't enough of an immediate and tangible financial or educational benefit to spending a great deal of time on environmental issues, as callous as that sounds. I suspect the same is true of most organisations which need to balance a budget.

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