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The Whole School Sustainability Framework

GBCI: 0920010034

Using the Whole-School Sustainability Framework, this report defines each principle and utilizes literature from multiple disciplines to illustrate how each principle manifests in a school and why it is critical to successful sustainability.
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Published on: February 09, 2017

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Note: This report is available for free through the Center for Green Schools. The associated quiz and continuing education hours are available for purchase on this page.

The Whole-School Sustainability Framework is founded on the imperative that in order to be successful, sustainability requires a whole-system approach. A Whole-School Sustainability approach requires individuals from across an organization to work together—it cannot be accomplished in a silo. This system framework is organized into the three components of schools: organizational culture, physical place, and educational program. Within these three components, there are a total of nine principles.

This report defines each principle and utilizes literature from across the disciplines of social science, business, education, and building science to illustrate how each principle manifests in a school and why it is critical to success. To further illustrate each principle, the report includes a short case study on a school or district that exemplifies the principle.

Objectives

  1. Learn the three main components and nine principles of the Whole-School Sustainability Framework
  2. Understand how each principle manifests in a school and why it is critical to success
  3. Consider on-the-ground implementation of the Framework through reading school-specific case studies
  4. Make the case for a Whole-School Sustainability approach in your school
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U.S. Green Building Council
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    Brian Dunbar made 2 contributions in the last 6 months

Brian Dunbar

Executive Director, Institute for the Built Environment Colorado State University - Fort Collins
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Jennifer E. Cross
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