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Online Submission, Paper presented at the Indo-Nepal CTE International Seminar (2nd, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov 20-22 2014)

A Green school is energy efficient, higher performing school that can be environmentally beneficial. Importance of Green school lies in the environmental friendliness value it upholds. Service learning has emanated out of philosophies of progressiveness and pragmatism. Service learning enables students to grow and learn through active participation in community service activities that are clearly connected to their academic program. (Bringle R.G., 1996) The "Haritha Vidyalayam" Project in Kerala is resonant with the Greening of schools adopted in the western countries in 1990's. The "Swach Bharat Abhiyan" can be entangled to service learning activities and green school projects because it's based on Article 51A. The probable question that shoots out of research is how the green schools are related to the service learning? The critical answer for this is the distant aim that both green school and service learning projects "the welfare of the community." The clubbing of society and the school can bring about a greater good for the environment through sustainable development. The Green school as an extended arm of service learning can cater to the needs of the school, society and each individual human being involved within. This paper elaborates upon the "Haritha Vidyalayam" project and steps to enhance green schooling as part of service learning.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Buildings, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Service Learning, Sustainable Development, Natural Resources, Agricultural Education, Developing Nations

Autor: Madhusoodanan, Harikrishnan; Vitus, Geetha Janet


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