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Environmental Education at Robert College, and the RC Environmental Movement (RCEM): Introduction

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Environmental Education at Robert College

At Robert College, we are dedicated to providing an education that does not cost the planet.  It is our goal to create a campus that strives toward Zero Waste, be Energy Neutral, and a showplace of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability.

Environmental Education Objectives

Engaging with citizens of all demographics to:

  • Think critically, ethically, and creatively when evaluating environmental issues;
  • Make educated judgments about those environmental issues;
  • Develop skills and a commitment to act independently and collectively to sustain and enhance the environment; and,
  • Enhance their appreciation of the environment, resulting in positive environmental behavioural change (Bamberg & Moeser, 2007; Wals et al., 2014).

Environmental Education has four parts:  

  • Conveying information
  • Building understanding
  • Improving skills, and
  • Enabling sustainable actions

Current Initiatives of the RC Environmental Movement

  1. Beekeeping - Developing a sustainable program for a vigorous apiculture on the RC campus.

  2. Biodiversity - Identifying and cataloging all species on the RC campus.

  3. Climate Activism - Learning about effective actions to change societal complacency.

  4. Food - Working with the cafeteria, parents, students and staff to bring a more organic diet to RC.

  5. Gardens - Student-led design and construction of wildflower gardens.

  6. Upcycling - Learning to reuse materials to create new products.

  7. Wildfires - Finding causes and ways to reduce and track wildfires.

  8. Zero Waste - Working to make RC campus eliminate waste through composting and education.