Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

Living Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Eco-Schools and Sustainable Development

  • Hossein Meiboudi
  • Reza Arjmandi
  • Farzam Babaei Semiromi
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63951-2_10-1

Introduction

Problems of environmental sustainability such as air pollution, deforestation, desertification, atrophy of lakes, contamination by pesticides, contamination by toxic metals, destruction of biodiversity and ecologic pressures are leading public concerns in developed and developing countries. Many current environmental problems are rooted in a lack of awareness and in cultural biases regarding the relationship between humans and nature. A wide variety of environmental education programs have been incorporated into school curriculums schools worldwide. With significant populations headed to school every day as students, teachers and staff, it is no surprise that schools hold a central place in our communities, both socially and physically. Effective school programs will help students to increase their knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for responsible environmental behavior (Meiboudi et al. 2016).

Under such a circumstance, environmental issues are late happens in...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hossein Meiboudi
    • 1
  • Reza Arjmandi
    • 1
  • Farzam Babaei Semiromi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Management, Science and Research BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Brandli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil