Green Campus Initiative (Where do we start?)
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- green campus; elementary teacher education program; prospective teachers
Higher education institutions have a distinctive role to foster sustainable development. Universities should prepare their students to become sustainable society members by providing faculty development in sustainability, delivering course programs related with living experiences and theoretical sustainability literacy, as well as performing policy related with Green Campus Act. This study emphasized on portraying lecturers and students of elementary school teacher education program responses regarding green campus initiatives. Online questionnaires were distributed to 12 lecturers and 100 students. Thematic content analysis was carried out to determine the level of higher education institution sustainability. Results showed that the institution has not established the concept of green Campus sustainability, particularly in the area of operational. According to the empirical evidences, it is suggested that the institution should pay more attention to the development of policy of energy consumption and alternative energy resources at the same time, wastewater recycling to provide clean water needs for campus community, and solid waste management, and environmentally friendly-building design. In order to improve academic community’s understanding and involvement in developing Green Campus Act, internal house training for the whole community including academic staffs is needed.
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TY - CONF AU - Novi Yanthi AU - Hana Yunansah AU - Yona Wahyuningsih AU - Burhanudin Milama PY - 2019/04 DA - 2019/04 TI - Green Campus Initiative (Where do we start?) BT - Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Education Symposium (AES 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 39 EP - 44 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aes-18.2019.10 DO - 10.2991/aes-18.2019.10 ID - Yanthi2019/04 ER -