Environmental Education in Theory and in Practice

Research Project , Research Report 2001

Takashi MINO Institute of Environmental Studies, the Univ. of Tokyo
Yukio YANAGISAWA Institute of Environmental Studies, the Univ. of Tokyo
Eiji YAMAJI Institute of Environmental Studies, the Univ. of Tokyo
Hiroshi KAGEMOTO Institute of Environmental Studies, the Univ. of Tokyo
Souhei SHIMADA Institute of Environmental Studies, the Univ. of Tokyo
Jin SATO Institute of Environmental Studies, the Univ. of Tokyo
Hirofumi DAIGUJI Institute of Environmental Studies, the Univ. of Tokyo(Research Partners)
Roger BAUD Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology-Zurich, Switzerland
Rainer ZOEST Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Jeffery STEINFELD Chalmers University of technology, Sweden
Gustavo PERRUSQUIA Chalmers University of technology, Sweden

Abstract

Since August 2000, Taskforce on Environmental Education of the Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS-TEE) has been organizing Youth Environmental Summit (YES) as an experiment to introduce to future generations of the world leadership critical environmental issues faced by developing and developed countries. The YES program is designed under the scheme of “Agenda 21” and “sustainability” so that the participants can understand the complex and multidisciplinary nature of the environmental problems. We try to develop the rough YES a model of environmental education program. A survey was conducted to assess the attitudes of the students of the four partner schools (UT, MIT, ETHZ and Chalmers) regarding environmental issues. Nearly 500 samples were taken at UT and analysis of the results is going on.

Keywords:

Agenda 21, environmental attitude survey, environmental education, sustainability, Youth Environmental Summit (YES)