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Ten Tonne Plan: Education for sustainability from a whole systems thinking perspective

Lewis, E., Mansfield, C. and Baudains, C.ORCID: 0000-0001-8340-864X (2014) Ten Tonne Plan: Education for sustainability from a whole systems thinking perspective. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 13 (2). pp. 128-141.

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The Ten Tonne Plan is a greenhouse gas emissions reduction initiative that aimed to reduce school emissions by 10 tonnes (metric tons) in one year. A case study was conducted on the impact of this initiative at a primary school in Western Australia. Research investigated student, staff, parent, and community partner perceptions following participation. Results showed the school achieved its goal through the implementation of a variety of environmental and social actions undertaken by the whole school community. Findings identified strengths and weaknesses of the initiative. The Ten Tonne Plan provided a model that is applicable in a variety of school settings.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
Copyright: 2014 Taylor & Francis
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