Natural Resource Management in Greening TVET For Environmental Sustainability
A Case of Wote Technical Training Institute
AbstractNatural resource management encapsulates sustainable consumption and production in terms of promoting resources and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Conserving natural resources is a basic requirement for sustainable development and improving the quality of human life. A practical guide for institutions proposes that there is greater priority to ecological principles with regard to greening TVET by pursuing knowledge and practices with the intention of becoming more environmentally friendly, to enhance decision making and lifestyle in more ecologically responsible manner that can lead to environmental protection and sustainability of natural resources for current and future generations. The objective of the study was to examine the effectiveness of the green natural resource management projects initiated at Wote Technical Training Institute. The research adopted a descriptive survey design via structured questionnaires administered to 200 respondents comprising 100 staff members and 100 students. The findings revealed that 55% supported the greening initiatives while 45% opined that greening TVETs had helped mitigate climate change and created a green economy. Wote Technical Training Institute has successfully initiated the following greening short courses of study such as solar water heating and cooling systems training, rain water harvesting, compost manure making, tree planting, fabrication and use of waste segregation bins, landscaping technology and e-waste management systems.
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