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Sounds great doesn't it?

Some places have already started trying to "green" their schools thinking the kids will be able to learn better in that atmosphere but is now the time when teachers are being laid off and school programs are being cut?

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But then they have found out how much it costs and that the benefits are not emerging.

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So is it really worth it?

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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 12:56 PM on May. 17, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Sounds stupid to me, but some fly by night "green" companies did well.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:37 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • No, they should work with what they have!

    The link showed kids riding bike enjoying nature, well that is called old school.

    The good things stopped because someone may get hurt?





    gammie

    Answer by gammie at 1:39 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • There are things the schools can do that will cut expenses, and increase child involvement. I've seen them talked about before.
    Also, some schools can get grants for specific projects. Or some schools may have specific fields where funding is removed (arts, for instance). but others where it isn't, and the greening can come from those other areas.

    It really is SO dependent on the area..
    Harmy

    Answer by Harmy at 1:55 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • The school district I teach in is in the process of installing a "solar field," from which they expect to generate enough power for all of the schools and athletic field lights and concession stands, etc.

    They're HOPING that within 10-12 years they break even and start turning a profit. So far, our jobs are safe....we'll see.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:01 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I don't understand why people hear "green" and assume it means cheaper. If sustainable living was cheap and easy we'd already be doing it.

    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 2:05 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • i think its a great idea. eventually some of the money the school is spending in electricity can be put towards another teacher AND this is also saving energy.
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 2:06 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • In the long run... yes, it's worth it
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 3:29 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Al Gore's net worth increased. In the end, isn't that really all that matters?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:51 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • UpShe, sustainable living IS cheap ~ but far from easy. You have to make a commitment to giving up the convenience of buying things that others made and doing it yourself. To me it's worth the extra work simply because the end products are far superior (food, cleaning supplies, gardening, etc.). We make/made ALL of our furniture with the exception of a mattress and our electronics, and even those we build ourselves rather than buying off the shelf (we're gamers, not email fans). We built our home by ourselves for the same reasons and with the same results.

    That being said, I'm not sure that teaching high priced 'green' is of ANY benefit since most people can't afford it even if they know about it or care.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 4:36 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Also, some schools can get grants for specific projects.

    From that government money tree?
    itsmesteph11

    Comment by itsmesteph11 (original poster) at 4:53 PM on May. 17, 2011

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