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									Education for Sustainable Living
  Project of the School for Curriculum Based
                                      Studies



                 Faculty of Educational Sciences
 Introduction to the concept of
Environmental management in
                       schools
• The school as an organisation
  provides a service to its
  learners. During the provision
  of this service, resources
  (gasoline, electricity, water,
  paper, etc.) are consumed
  which have an impact on the
  environment.
• For example, during
  a science lesson,
  learners will make
  use chemicals
  (input) that will
  generate waste
  (outflow). This
  waste has the
  potential to have a
  negative impact on
  the environment.
• The question
  now is how the
  school will
  manage the
  input and
  outflow of
  resources?
• Schools, like all
  other
  organisations in
  South Africa,
  have the
  obligation to
  adhere to
  environmental
  legislation.
• School managers
  therefore have the
  responsibility to
  manage the school in
  an environmentally
  responsible manner
  and to develop an
  Environmental
  Management System
  (an EMS) for the school.
• An Environmental
  Management system
  create an opportunity
  for learners and
  teachers to participate
  in working towards a
  sustainable
  environment
• In the next presentation Luiza de Souza
  is going to talk about the concept
  “environment” in the curriculum.

• This will be followed by Dr CP van der
  Westhuizen that will show some
  examples of how a school can be
  managed in a sustainable way.

								
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