Science Target Conference Systems, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference 2016

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The "Green Curtain” as an Educational Project for Spreading Sustainability Awareness
Ikko Tucker

Last modified: 2016-01-04

Abstract


As global warming is an empirically verified scientific fact, human beings are facing the crucial point of no return.  Throughout the world, many governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private corporations have been systematically working toward the achievement of a sustainable society; however, we are far from any noticeable advances.  All human beings are living in a tiny, and closed, environment, "the Planet Earth Ship.”  And, thus, we have a mission to be more cognizant of, and adopt policies and behaviors to live within, the capacity to avoid a catastrophic disaster.  As an educator and a resident of the UAE (which has the highest per capita ecological footprint in the world), I search for effective and powerful ways of incorporating and implementing sustainability in education.  As a part of such responsibilities and interests, I have been conducting a "Green Curtain (biological shutter)" research project.  Any large grass-root movements always begin with a small step.  And, implementing “Green Curtain” projects in educational institutes will spread awareness among children and young adults, and change habits and values to achieve a sustainable society.