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Promoting Sustainability through Ecological Design and Environmental Education

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Material Information

Title: Promoting Sustainability through Ecological Design and Environmental Education Case Study of Green Turtle Cay Abaco, the Bahamas
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Raich, Katie
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Sustainability
Environmental Education
Ecological Design
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Significant changes in the way humans are living must be made to create a more sustainable future. This thesis was an attempt to address how such changes could be made within the small island community of Green Turtle Cay in The Bahamas. The goal was to create a plan for promoting environmental stewardship and sustainability on the island, using a platform of ecological design and environmental education. The Amy Roberts Primary School serves as the focal point for much of the plan because it is a public institution, with an inherent mission to educate and inform, and can therefore serve as a model for the community. Ideally, the community can in turn act as an example for other islands. The topics investigated in this thesis are environmental education, energy, water, waste, and plants. Two ecological design technologies are addressed: photovoltaics and wastewater treatment gardens. Energy and water conservation techniques, as well as the practices of recycling and composting, are attended to and suggestions are provided to aid Green Turtle Cay in adopting such practices. Agricultural issues and various functions of plants are investigated as well. Environmental education is examined in relationship to each element of the plan and in how it relates to various target audiences, namely the schoolchildren, the community, and tourists. Education is portrayed as the foundation upon which a sustainable world can be built. The primary intention of this thesis is to emphasize the importance of a sustainable future in which a high quality of life for all is achieved while preserving and protecting the natural environment.
Statement of Responsibility: by Katie Raich
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Lowman, Margaret

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 R1
System ID: NCFE003688:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003688/00001

Material Information

Title: Promoting Sustainability through Ecological Design and Environmental Education Case Study of Green Turtle Cay Abaco, the Bahamas
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Raich, Katie
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Sustainability
Environmental Education
Ecological Design
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Significant changes in the way humans are living must be made to create a more sustainable future. This thesis was an attempt to address how such changes could be made within the small island community of Green Turtle Cay in The Bahamas. The goal was to create a plan for promoting environmental stewardship and sustainability on the island, using a platform of ecological design and environmental education. The Amy Roberts Primary School serves as the focal point for much of the plan because it is a public institution, with an inherent mission to educate and inform, and can therefore serve as a model for the community. Ideally, the community can in turn act as an example for other islands. The topics investigated in this thesis are environmental education, energy, water, waste, and plants. Two ecological design technologies are addressed: photovoltaics and wastewater treatment gardens. Energy and water conservation techniques, as well as the practices of recycling and composting, are attended to and suggestions are provided to aid Green Turtle Cay in adopting such practices. Agricultural issues and various functions of plants are investigated as well. Environmental education is examined in relationship to each element of the plan and in how it relates to various target audiences, namely the schoolchildren, the community, and tourists. Education is portrayed as the foundation upon which a sustainable world can be built. The primary intention of this thesis is to emphasize the importance of a sustainable future in which a high quality of life for all is achieved while preserving and protecting the natural environment.
Statement of Responsibility: by Katie Raich
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Lowman, Margaret

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 R1
System ID: NCFE003688:00001

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