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Designing Sustainable Schools Part Three: SCHOOL PLANT MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY Listed below are statements about school plant management and sustainability. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each item. If you do not know or are unsure, circle the Don’t Know response. 14. Our school district has adopted a Sustainability Yes No Don’t Know Plan. 15. Our school district has personnel directly Yes No Don’t Know responsible for implementation of sustainability practices. 16. Our school district uses alternative energy for Yes No Don’t Know heating and cooling in at least one facility. 17. Our school district purchases products (windows, Yes No Don’t Know roofs, doors, etc.) specifically designed to conserve energy. 18. At least one facility in our school district is Yes No Don’t Know purposefully SITUATED to minimize energy use. 19. At least one facility in our school district is Yes No Don’t Know purposefully DESIGNED to reduce energy use through sustainable design practices. 20. LEED certification was considered during our Yes No Don’t Know most recent construction project. Part Four: New Ecological Paradigm Scale Listed below are statements about the relationship between humans and the environment. Please indicate the degree to which you agree with each item. Choose the number of your response for each statement using the following scale: 5 = STRONGLY AGREE, 4 = MILDLY AGREE, 3 = UNSURE, 2 = MILDLY DISAGREE, OR 1 = STRONGLY DISAGREE. 1. We are approaching the limit of the 1 2 3 4 5 number of people the earth can support. 2. Humans have the right to modify the 1 2 3 4 5 natural environment to suit their needs. 3. When humans interfere with nature, it 1 2 3 4 5 often produces disastrous consequences. 4. Human ingenuity will insure that we do 1 2 3 4 5 not make the earth unlivable. 5. Humans are severely abusing the earth. 1 2 3 4 5 6. The earth has plenty of natural resources 1 2 3 4 5 if we just learn how to develop them. 7. Plants and animals have as much right as 1 2 3 4 5 humans to exist. 8. The balance of nature is strong enough to 1 2 3 4 5 cope with the impacts of modern industrial nations. December 2012 / ACEF 72


ACEF Journal Vol 3 Issue 1 December 2012
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