The ecological footprint as an educational tool for sustainability: A case study analysis in an Israeli public high school
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 32, Number 1 ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Education is widely acknowledged to be a means for advancing environmental sustainability. Many schools have recently introduced the idea of sustainability into their educational agenda and curriculum. This study uses an innovative method of communicating the principle of sustainability, the ‘Ecological Footprint’ Analysis, which illustrates the impact of community lifestyles upon the natural environment. This paper describes the process of integrating the concept of the ecological footprint at the high school level, analyzes the school's ecological footprint, and discusses its contributions to education for sustainability in schools.
Gottlieb, D., Vigoda-Gadot, E., Haim, A. & Kissinger, M. The ecological footprint as an educational tool for sustainability: A case study analysis in an Israeli public high school. International Journal of Educational Development, 32(1), 193-200. Elsevier Ltd.